Lexi Who Paved The Way For Horses Eyesight Passes Away Today
July 01, 2009
It is with great sadness that we are reporting that our beloved Lexi passed
away today. Click here
for background story.
She was an amazing spirit who gave the gift of eyesight to other horses by
allowing us to do the first-ever vitrectomy in North America. Her eyesight
was restored, but she left more than that.
The Lexi Fund was established in her name at the LSU Equine Health Studies
Program in Baton Rouge, Louisiana right after her surgery in the fall of
Professor Hartmut Gerhards with the Clinic for Horses of Ludwig-Maximilians
University of Munich, Germany, traveled half-way around the world to perform
a vitrectomy on a horse at the Louisiana State University School of
Veterinary Medicine. Gerhards was assisted by Dr. Bettina Wollanke of
Munich, and Eric S. Storey, DVM, MVSc, Dipl. ACVO, assistant professor of
ophthalmology at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.
We appreciate her team of veterinarians, her pasture mates and everyone who
attended to her. Please know she was the happiest, healthiest and most
pampered horse on the planet until she passed.
We hope that you will continue to help Lexi keep helping other horses by
supporting the The Lexi Fund whenever you can.
Ky Mortensen, MBA
Director of Advancement
Equine Health Studies Program
School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
TEL 225 578 9590
In loving memory,
Bob & Eileen Gardes