Vets use bra to save miniature pony’s eye

  • A C-cup bra is being used to save the eyesight of a miniature pony in New Zealand.

    The pony called Little Jack is receiving treatment for a corneal ulcer in his right eye.

    The team at the Veterinary Associates Equine Hospital in Karaka, a small town near Auckland have created a pump to get the antibiotics into the eye using a ladies bra.

    Jack is also being given a blood serum manually to help the eye to heal.

    The ulcer is the first major health scare for the tiny 17-year-old bay pony.

    “He’s never seen a vet in his life, he’s quite a low maintenance little pony,” his owner Tanya Taylor told the local press.

    Jack was her daughter Emily’s first pony and is now lent out for no charge for community events.

    He is also used as a starter pony for Franklin Kidz Kartz for the races at Alexandra Park, home of the Auckland Trotting Club in Epsom.

    Jack is popular with the children as he doesn’t take off with them. “They know they can have a safe ride on Jack,” Mrs Taylor said.

    Mrs Taylor has started a Facebook page to raise funds to help pay for Jack’s costly treatment.

    “There’s some very generous donations – I’m sure he’ll appreciate it,” she said.

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