For many years World Vets has been providing free equine health clinics in Nicaragua. O
ur equine welfare project started with simply treating carriage horses and has grown to include cart horses as well as those owned by poor
Working horses such as those that
pull wagons with lumber and other raw materials are presently our main focus as they generally live a hard life and are very susceptible to injuries, wounds and abrasions as well as dehydration and malnourishment. What's more, their owners typically do not have the financial resources to pay for veterinary services and/or medicines to address illness or for routine care and treatments.
Over the years our equine welfare project has taken place through a collaboration between Nicaraguan veterinarians and farriers and World Vets veterinary teams. This partnership has also provided great opportunities for information exchanges in both formal and informal settings.