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.


6 comments:

Dunappy said...

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

Endurance Granny said...

So sorry ....~E.G.

Tammy 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 of Acer Farm 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 -