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post #11 of 15 Old 12-07-2010, 08:52 PM
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It is part of going into shock, but it is a panic... the brain knows and sends signals. Hypovolemic Shock - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment of Hypovolemic Shock - NY Times Health Information

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People operate at a little higher level mentally than animals so it is possible that a horse would not experience the sort of panic that a person would. I don't know enough about human anatomy to know for sure. I have seen animals killed by having thier throut cut and it is not terribly pretty to watch but it is also not the worst way to go. Most vets care deeply about the welfare of animals or they would be doctors and work on people so I am betting that there was quite a bit of thought that went into killing this horse. Such things are needed for research and teaching. It may not be pretty but if it helps a vet learn to do his/her job then it was worth it.

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Im honestly not sure how it would work for horses as far as their feelings of panic thing. I just imagine it would be possibly traumatizing to watch if the horse passed out from a standing position.
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And would the horse really know what's going on? I think it might have a clue, but humans are basically the only ones who fear death right? I'm the type who'd give my body to science if it were ethical to do that to humans and if I had cancer and was gonna die anyway. I'd volunteer to do it.
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I've seen a horse dying because of bleeding. She was injured and an important vessel in the hoof area was sectioned. The mare died after many hours but the bleeding was not so severe as it is when you are sectioning the neck artery. I know that they are also sectioning something there to make the bleeding slower and to impede the horse to pass down when a certain amount of blood is drained. They do this in order to drain as much blood as needed.

Sure it's not something very traumatic, there are horrible ways of dying like being left to starve or being beaten up until death. But I really think that they should use a more humane method to do this.
I'm really amazed that this is not so unusual as I thought it will be. But I still hope that this practice will change and that they will put their animals down in a more humane way.

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