Its our time to pay him back Campaign launched to cover vet

first_imgWorking horses such as Big Lad were once a common sight around Manor Lodge.Manor Oaks Farm had four when it was sold in 1938 to make way for the Manor housing estate.Now the horse is a key attraction at the restored farmhouse and is available for hire across Sheffield.So far, around £200 has been donated to help Big Lad and several people have left messages of support. A fundraising campaign has been launched to help pay for Big Lad’s medical treatmentCredit:Just Giving Big Lad with Manor Lodge farm ranger Ethel WorthingtonCredit:Johnson Press/SWNS He can’t feed on grass so is having to stare longingly at donkeys Rosie and Lilly as they frolic in the fieldfarm ranger Ethel Worthington A fundraising campaign has been launched to help pay for Big Lad's medical treatment Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img A fundraising campaign has been launched to help pay for the treatment of a beloved work horse called Big Lad.The Clydesdale shire horse often gives demonstrations of traditional farming methods and can usually be spotted at a 16th-century manor lodge.But he has recently been under the weather and, following blood tests, Big Lad was diagnosed with laminitis – a painful inflammatory condition of the tissues. Now heritage bosses have launched a campaign to help pay for his medical treatment.Staff and volunteers at Manor Lodge in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, are waiting for the results of ultrasound and blood tests to find out the seriousness of the illness is.Farm ranger Ethel Worthington said: “We are very sad that Big Lad is ill. Big Lad has been part of our team for many years and is much loved by staff, volunteers and the public. We hope he gets better very soon.”We are crossing our fingers that it is not so serious, but for now he is on painkillers and antibiotics.”He can’t feed on grass so is having to stare longingly at donkeys Rosie and Lilly as they frolic in the field.”We want to get Big Lad on the road to recovery as soon as possible. Any donations towards Big Lad’s vets fees would be greatly appreciated and could help make a big difference.” John Clarke wrote: “He has helped so many children and adults at outside open days to realise their potential – it’s our time to pay him back.”Another supporter, Helen Herman, who donated £30, wrote: “Get well soon.” Big Lad with Manor Lodge farm ranger Ethel Worthingtonlast_img

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