Animal control keeping eye on underweight horse
Animal control officials are monitoring the health of a horse reported to them last week on Old Goliad Road.
The horse has been seen by veterinarian Travis Schaar, said Heather Kern, Victoria Animal Control assistant supervisor, on Monday.
"He said that the horse is strong and just is underweight," Kern said.
Kern said that the vet recommended the owner, Fred Flores, feed the horse a high-protein diet twice daily, add alfalfa and worm her multiple times over the next few months.
"We will follow up again at the end of October to verify that his recommendations are being done and then again at the end of November," Kern said.
"Unfortunately, when horses are underweight, it can take multiple months of such feeding before any change is seen."
A passer-by reported the horse's condition to the Victoria County Sheriff's Office and posted photographs of it on Facebook, prompting animal control's order to have the animal examined by a veterinarian.