This is Mickie. He had a condition called Locking Patella which affected his hind leg, meaning occasionally he was unable to flex his leg and it dragged behind him. The leg looked ‘locked’ and it made it difficult for Mickie to move freely.
Our dedicated veterinary team here at The Donkey Sanctuary decided to place Mickie on a physiotherapy programme which included a number of stretches that he received to improve strength and circulation.
In addition to his regular physiotherapy, Mickie was also encouraged to have extra walks to keep his joints moving. This kind of complimentary therapy really helped Mickie, his vets and grooms to manage his condition.
Sadly, his condition worsened and in November 2015, our dedicated vets and grooms took the difficult decision to put him to sleep, safe in the knowledge that they did everything they could to give him the best quality of life.