Mary Austin says spending time with her miniature donkey, Hardy Davidson, melts her cares away. Austin adopted 15-year-old Hardy just under a year ago. The two became fast friends and even developed a greeting: Hardy welcomes Austin to his paddock with enthusiastic braying.
Thanks to the veterinarians at University of Minnesota's Leatherdale Equine Center (LEC), Kota was able to go home a week and a half after being admitted and was back to behaving like a normal, healthy foal.
A proposed regional veterinary program between South Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine was approved by South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem in late March.