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Updated: ‘A horse that was down in his stall, unable to get up’

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From Nokesville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department:

DATE: 01/07/2017
TIME: 1103HRS [11:03 a.m.]
BOX: 2528
CALL TYPE: FIRE SERVICE
ADDRESS: 9500 BLOCK OF KENDALL KNOLLS LANE
DISPATCHED UNITS: E525B

DESCRIPTION: Engine 525 was dispatched to assist Little Fork Volunteer Technical Large Animal Rescue Team with a horse that was down in his stall, unable to get up. Working together, units successfully up-righted the horse.

The horse did not appear to be injured, but was going to be checked out more thoroughly by the vet.

Photos courtesy of Captain Kane.

Update 

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Update from Little Fork Volunteer Technical Large Animal Rescue Team Facebook page: 

The crews then pulled him out of the stall and into the field. You can see by the pictures that the snow was steadily increasing! The vet examined him and decided that we should turn him over to his other side. After performing this he began to eat — a good sign!

Once the sedative wore off, he stood on his own. He was administered fluids using a pike pole from our heavy rescue as an IV pole. We retrieved our gear as they prepared to transport him to Marion dupont Scott Equine Medical Center for continued evaluation.

We would like to thank Prince William County Department of Fire & Rescue, Nokesville Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department, Prince William County Animal Control Officers, the vet, owner, and neighbors that assisted with this operation. We responded with Equine 1209 and Rescue 1209 with seven volunteers.

We would also like to recognize the six volunteers who staffed our EMS and Engine Company while we were out of the area (for the three hour incident). We would like to extend Romeo get well wishes.

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