Primrose makes a dash in pink

Last updated 08:00 22/08/2012

Relevant offers

CuteStuff

A cultural celebration acknowledging Pasifika heritage holds third event in Taranaki Furry Friday: A dog's simple pleasures Rescue dogs take centre court at Brazil Open Keeping up with the Kattarshians: A new web show about cats Auckland Zoo's male giraffe Mtundu sets sail for Sydney Dogs have their own playground at SPCA Auckland Pooches put their best paw forward for Auckland Pride Ask Dr Bruce Chard: How do I stop my cat from soiling the house? Exchange students meet in New Zealand, lose contact, and return married 30-odd years later New Plymouth embroidery workshop has a waiting list

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 Express.co.uk 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.

Ad Feedback
Special offers
Opinion poll

Do your pets make you feel loved?

Yes

No

I don't have a pet

Vote Result

Related story: Pets help people feel loved and secure

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

CuteStuff photos

Send us your pet pics

Email yourpics@stuff.co.nz