A lot of animals are very lucky to have their owners take care of them, while there are a lot of other animals who get abandoned and they can’t take care of themselves. Us humans can take care of ourselves to a certain extent and we know how to stay away from the dangerous or actually find a way how-to face it when it comes but regarding animals, whether living in the wild or as domesticated animals, they, in both ways, do not know how to avoid the danger that might come even from other animals or from nature itself.
Let’s take horses, for example. The domesticated horses are way safer compared to the wild ones as they have all the basic needs and more provided by their owners and also they are not exposed to the danger that the wild animals are exposed to. Going back to the abandoned horses, one main problem is the skin irritation that the horses have.
Apparently, they can take a shower by themselves, especially after getting used to having humans who were previously doing that for them, that is why it is a huge possibility for them to be infected with monster lice, the same as this horse here. This horse looked so bad like she had been splashed with mud and is now on the road to recovery – after making an amazing transformation.
The 15-year-old Shetland mare, called Alice, was dirty and malnourished when she was rescued from a stray horse pound in Bedford and brought to Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Frettenham, Norwich on March 31 of the last year. Founder of the sanctuary, Wendy Valentine, 69, was checking Alice over when she noticed that the mare was covered in what appeared to be ‘splashes of mud’.
But upon closer inspection, Wendy was horrified to discover that the splashes of mud were actually ‘monster lice’ bigger than any she has ever seen in her 40-year career working with animals. Thank god since last year, there has been such a great recovery for this horse and now the ‘monster lice’ is completely gone. am so happy for Alice. God bless her!