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Foal found abandoned in Iver is on road to recovery
A FOAL found abandoned at the side of a road is on the road to recovery thanks to the work of a charity.
An eight week old colt foal named Theodore was found starving and alone in Langley Park Road in Iver last month with no sign of his mother.
Police officers were called to the scene as well as Ruth Vigor-Hedderly of Bucks County Council, and the foal was taken to the Horse Trust in Speen to receive the specialist care and treatment he needed.
It was found that Theodore, or Teddy as he is known, was emaciated and suffering from a very high worm count, and despite receiving round the clock care at the Horse Trust, his health worsened and he had to be taken to intensive care at the Royal Veterinary College.
Thanks to the care he received there he improved enough to be take to the Horse Trust and has now pulled through and is doing well.
He has now started spending a few minutes a day grazing in a new paddock with a Shetland pony named George.
Jeanette Allen, chief executive of the Horse Trust, said: "We don't know what happened to Teddy but the over breeding of low-value horses means that a greater number of colts are being abandoned and left to die.
"Teddy may have no commercial value but he is priceless to us and all of the many supporters who have been wishing him well."
Mrs Vigor-Hedderly, who helped with Teddy's rescue, said: "Sadly this is not an isolated case and there are many more horses and ponies who need help."
Anyone with any information about how Teddy came to be abandoned is asked to call Thames Valley Police on 101.
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