Primrose makes a dash in pink

Last updated 08:00 22/08/2012

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Three-week-old Primrose, a British donkey, proudly takes steps with her bright pink casts.

The foal was born so premature she requires the casts on her front legs to help hold her body weight.

Equine vet Kate Maxwell, of the Bind practice in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, told Primrose couldn't stand or walk very well.

"She's been wearing casts for a week because her legs are bowed, her knee bones would be crushed under the weight," she said.

"But we hope in 10 days time the casts can come off and she will have made a full recovery."

Primrose, owned by a local family, was showing huge progress," Maxwell said.

"She's perfectly happy and can run around and jump.

"She's very sociable and has been showing off her lovely pink casts to the horses," she said.

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