Ciao Bello, Parker.

In the summer of 2010, TREES agreed to assume custody of a young paint horse in need of immediate veterinary care.  Infection had caused swelling in most of Parker's face.  Over the course of many months, Parker's foster mom and several vets, in consultation with a surgeon at NCSU, cleaned up infected tissue, removed fragments of diseased bone and tried to deal with an opening that led from Parker's mouth into his sinus. 
Under their care, Parker seemed to improve somewhat, had a good appetite, played with herdmates and appeared to be happy, but the cavity in his face would