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By Robby Korth
The Roanoke Times 

Girl gets back in the saddle of horse struck by lightning


PEMBROKE, Va. (AP) — Ivy Anne Shushok never gave up on her pony Dagwood.

After a near-death experience for the pony who was struck by lightning last fall, the 12-year-old girl, her family, friends and a team of veterinary medicine faculty, staff and students from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech have put in countless hours to get him back into shape.

Dagwood has made remarkable improvements just by regaining the ability to walk and becoming alert. It's come from lots of attention from the numerous people who've been involved in his care all hours of th...

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