Saturday, February 6, 2010

Heart Break

Sad news this evening. JB's only filly, Mazie, passed away suddenly as a result of an Aortic Rupture. It happened quickly and there was nothing that could have been done. She was only 3 and a half, much too young.
Mazie was a real doll and will be missed dearly by her owner, who adored her.
Aortic ruptures are a rare thing and are usually fatal in horses. In some cases if the rupture is within the heart, sometimes the horse can survive but it usually only a matter of weeks. Since they are so rare, there has been very little research done on it. They aren't able to link to much of anything like age, breed, genetics , etc. There is some that believe it might be related to a type of strongyle infestation that ruptures the wall of the vessel but it hasn't been studied to be proven.
Its just not fair.


Anna Larson said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. Three years and 3 days ago I also lost a favorite horse. It's never easy.

All Who Wander said...

So sorry ....~E.G.

Tammy Vasa said...

Ah, I am so sorry. Never easy to lose them, especially the young ones.

Anonymous said...

So sorry, I always admired her picture on you blog page- such a pretty redhead.
We lost a five year old mare to a heart attack two years ago- it just sucks.
Karen W.

Jonna said...

Thanks for all the kind words..

Mel said...

Late to the party as usual - I've had this post starred so I could come back to comment on it when I had access to your blog.

i'm so sorry about this tradegy. It's never easy to lose a special horse -