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Ex-police horse Trojan is on the mend

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As relayed by the SourceWire on Dec. 2, Trojan, a former Essex Police horse, returned to The Horse Trust after undergoing another emergency surgery at the Royal Veterinary College.

Trojan had developed tooth spurs and cracked teeth coupled with an acute sinus infection. In September of 2013, Trojan underwent treatment for his conditions at the Royal Veterinary College. Like the stoic horse that he is, he ate as usual and maintained his weight. My source relates that Trojan had earned two nicknames with the police department that are again being used for this stalwart horse – Mr. T and The Trojanator.

At the veterinary hospital, Trojan underwent treatment including a course of strong antibiotics to clear up the infection. The antibiotics helped but did not clear up the infection completely. Back to the hospital for Trojan –

The additional surgery removed the remaining tooth on his left side, and he had a sinoscupy to drain his left sinus. A few more days passed and Trojan required follow-up surgery to remove teeth fragments on the right side.

Trojan is now back at The Horse Trust. As soon as remnants of his sinus infection are finally gone, Trojan is going back out with his horse friends.

Fortunately not much bothers this retired police horse. Trojan came to live at The Horse Trust when the Essex Police Mounted Section was disbanded.

As with all shelters and charities, resources to help all the animals are stretched mighty thin. Trojan’s vet bills have now reached almost £5,000. Any help from the public toward Trojan’s bills or the care and upkeep of any of the animals would certainly be appreciated.

To make a donation for Trojan, please visit

Source: SourceWire

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