Kiwi arrived needing surgery to correct contracted tendons
Kiwi is a young (2 y/o) mustang filly whose owner lost interest in her. Kiwi arrived at AAE a bit neglected. She was thin, and she had severely club hooves with steep coffin bone angles in all four hooves. She will need surgery on her front legs, and possibly the hind legs to release her check ligaments and potentially her deep digital tendons so she can be more comfortable. The sad thing is that with proper care and intervention when she was younger, this was correctable without surgery. Her post-op care will include longer term bandage changes, wraps, and exercise. Surgery costs will run $1600-1800 each for fronts and hinds (if needed) or $3200 to $3600. Additional costs will include hospitalization, medications, bandaging/supplies, and other aftercare needs.