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Vet bills rising for blind horse rescued from sinkhole

3:48 PM, Sep 13, 2012   |    comments
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A blind horse that was rescued from a sinkhole this weekend will have to remain with a local veterinarian for longer than first thought.

Star fell 20 feet into the sinkhole near her home in Lousville on Sunday.  Rescue crews worked for hours to get her out.  She was taken to Countryside Vet Service for treatment.

Star's owner, Jack Estep, initially though Star would be released sometime this week, but  now says the horse will have to remain in the vet's ICU for at least another week.  Estep says she's in stable condition, but vets are watching her closely.

"We're still concerned because her muscles are still somewhat damaged and she still has a high level of ck in her blood that we are trying to get down. So she needs to be on IV fluids for several more days to make sure she doesn't have any more complications from the fall," said Clair Ringger of Countryside Veterinary Services. 

Estep says the vet bills are soaring, and his family could have a difficult time paying them, since he in undergoing cancer treatment as well.

If anyone would like to help, they can contact Countryside Vet Service in Louisville, located at 2930 Little Dug Gap Road.  Their phone number is 865-983-3155.


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