EZL (Epizootic Lymphangitis): A Living Hell
Cart horses in Ethiopia, afflicted by a terrible disease, are being abandoned and left for dead.
EZL is a contagious, painful and potentially fatal disease that is blighting up to 39% of Ethiopia’s cart horse population. Right now, SPANA vets are working hard to save as many lives as they can. But we urgently need your support.
Please, if you can, donate £15 today to help ease the suffering of these poor working horses.
Abandoned to face a slow, agonising death.
The sad reality is that for most cart horse owners in Ethiopia, treatment for EZL simply isn’t available and they risk the disease infecting every animal they may have. EZL is a highly debilitating condition, which can mean affected horses are unable to work. As a result, hundreds of horses are abandoned to face a long, lonely death.
Bullo was left for dead
It’s hard to imagine the torment Bullo was suffering, infected with a potentially deadly disease called Epizootic Lymphangitis (EZL). He’d been
abandoned and tethered to a tree with barbed wire around his neck. Painful, puss-filled nodules were spreading across his limbs – some of which had developed into ulcerated lesions.
No-one would stop to help Bullo. But we did.
SPANA vets found Bullo and gave him immediate, lifesaving treatment. But, right now, many thousands of horses are suffering and in urgent need of help.
SPANA runs a major EZL treatment programme in Ethiopia, so with your help our vets really can make a vital difference to more horses like Bullo.
Your gift of £15 can pay for lifesaving EZL treatment for more horses like Bullo - please give whatever you can today to help. Thank you.