Veterinary Care Clinics for Working Horses
Since 2018 Global Strays has supported and funded large-scale working horse veterinarian clinics in Nicaragua. We started these clinics supporting Dr. Lester Tapia’s organization, Aprovet, with their large-scale working horse veterinarian clinics. At these clinics, horses received veterinarian care, including hoof care, dental treatments, wound cleaning, vitamins, and dewormers to working horses free of charge to their families. As of 2022, Global Strays has created its own Global Strays Veterinarian team that is starting to now organize and run working horse clinics in rural areas of Nicaragua.
All throughout Nicaragua, horses are a source of income; they are used to pull both construction materials and, in rural communities, the harvest of agricultural production. Unfortunately, Nicaraguan families struggle to afford basic veterinarian care for their horses, who work 365 days a year. Because healthy working horses are essential to the economy of Nicaragua, Global Strays has created our own team to provide care to these horses. Our clinics improve the quality of life for the horses and improve the lives of the owners and their families.