Dierks had an umbilical hernia
Dierks, a two-year old gelding, came to AAE with a fairly large umbilical hernia. The hernia had not healed properly, and some of his abdominal tissue was extending through a small opening in the abdominal wall. The hernia was painful to touch, and surgery was done to assure Dierks would have a pain free future. Surgery went very well, and he is all healed up. Dierks was adopted by someone who loves him beyond words, and he is on his path to a wonderful life! Dierks vet costs for his surgery and post op care were just over $1,000.