Hi there! My name is Jennifer Wade and I am a mixed animal veterinarian in Walla Walla WA. I wanted to take a minute to call attention to the medications we desperately need to treat large animals affected by the devastating wild fires in North Central Washington.
Additionally, I will explain some of what is needed and why and bring attention to the cost, routinely being absorbed by local veterinarians or private donations.
1. SSD ointment: This is a burn ointment, no other explanation needed, ranges from $10-60 depending on size. As you can imagine a great deal of this ointment is needed.
2. Extended release cattle antibiotics: smoke damages lung tissue which creates a perfect environment for pneumonia to set up shop. While they are out of immediate fire danger the damage caused by smoke can set them up for fatal pneumonia. Cost $400-1,000 depending on size. (can treat multiple animals with 1 bottle)
3. Horse antibiotics: same reasons as previously stated for cattle. Similar costs as well.
4. Banamine: This is an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever
These are the major things we are in desperate need of. If you or an organization you are affiliated with are able to donate money to help cover the costs of these and other medications please follow the link my Mom is inserting at the end of this Post.
Thank you to all the first responders helping get these animals to safety and to all the veterinarians who are donating their time and resources to help these animals.
Thanks for reading this and I hope you can help.