Pippa’s Story

Throughbred/Arab Cross Bay Mare
DOB 1996
Came to Remus 22 April 2009

Pippa has had two operations to try and save her sight.

She was diagnosed with early onset cataracts and unfortunately she couldn’t deal with being blind. This culminated in her running through a post and rail fence one day. This required lots of stitches and hours of veterinary work and the decision was made to consider surgery. At £5000 an eye it was by no means cheap and we opted to do only one eye.

This was performed at Newmarket under specialist supervision and was a success for about 6 months. However, through no fault of our own, or the surgeons, the retina of that eye unfortunately detached and she lost her sight. We immediately considered surgery on her other eye and to this day it is still functioning well, but the old eye is now dying back and may require removal.

Sadly we lost Pippa in February 2024.

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