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Foal left to die recovering well at Essex clinic

Gizmo is getting used to walking on a lead rope, and wearing a head collar Photo: Catley Cross Veterinary Clinic

A foal found abandoned in Essex has made strides forward in his recovery, and has been well enough to go for his first walk out in the countryside since he was rescued in February.

Six-month-old Gizmo had been left to die in a field in Halstead. When he was found he had pneumonia, and was emaciated weighing 88 kilograms. Earlier this week he weighed in at 96 kilograms which, according to vets, means his liver and his body are starting to repair themselves.

Gizmo has been well enough to go for a countryside walk Credit: Catley Cross Veterinary Clinic

Well-wishers from around the world donated tens of thousands of pounds to help fund his recovery. There have also been hundreds of offers to re-home him.

The clinic have been posting photos and videos to show his progress, and posted an update on his first countryside walk since he was rescued.

"(Gizmo) got to walk down the road where he came across tractors, cars and lots of other horses and he was so brave! Then he went for a walk with the dogs around the fields where he saw sheep, had a frolic and got to eat lots of good grass. He thought this was the best thing ever and we are sure he will sleep well tonight!"

– Catley Cross Veterinary Clinic
Gizmo has been well enough to go for a countryside walk Credit: Catley Cross Veterinary Clinic

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