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wannabecowgirl 03-23-2011 11:38 AM

Need help! Examples of injuries from bale feeders.
 
Hi,
Please help! I need examples of equine injuries from livestock and/or equine round bale feeders.
Thank you so much! :-)

mls 03-23-2011 11:45 AM

Injuries are no different than any other injury they could get on a fence post, gate, blade of grass. Horses get hurt. It's a rule.

What the reason behind the question?

Speed Racer 03-23-2011 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by wannabecowgirl (Post 972398)
Hi,
Please help! I need examples of equine injuries from livestock and/or equine round bale feeders.
Thank you so much! :-)

Why? Is this a school project? If so, you need to do your own research, and not expect others to do the leg work for you.

farmpony84 03-23-2011 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by mls (Post 972406)
What the reason behind the question?

I think it's important that you include the reason for wanting to know this type of information.

wannabecowgirl 03-23-2011 11:50 AM

Hi again,
A slant line livestock feeder was put into one of the pastures where I board my horse. One horse received a 12" gash down the front of his chest from the feeder. Another horse is out of total alignment from putting his head over the feeder and then twisting his neck and stretching his back to reach the hay.

wannabecowgirl 03-23-2011 11:54 AM

No, this isn't for a school project! We would like the cattle feeder removed form our horses pasture so need to convince the stable owner to do so. It's as simple as that.

Speed Racer 03-23-2011 11:56 AM

Okay, so what do you and the other boarders plan to replace it with?

Not saying you're wrong, but those feeders are expensive, and the BO probably thought they were doing a good thing.

Horses can hurt themselves even if they're bubble wrapped and put in a padded room. I've always been convinced they're born looking for a way to commit suicide!

mls 03-23-2011 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wannabecowgirl (Post 972416)
Hi again,
A slant line livestock feeder was put into one of the pastures where I board my horse. One horse received a 12" gash down the front of his chest from the feeder. Another horse is out of total alignment from putting his head over the feeder and then twisting his neck and stretching his back to reach the hay.


I figured this was setting up to be a bash on your boarding facility.

Horses get hurt - as I stated before - it's a rule.

Are you positive the gash was from the feeder?

Did a vet verify the reason the horse was out of alignment? We have horses do some pretty insane movements - all by themselves. I never think to check their alignment every time they finish playing 'wild horses'.

wannabecowgirl 03-23-2011 12:08 PM

The owner bought the cattle feeder used from a friend so didn't pay much money for it.

The boarders will replace the metal cattle feeder with a rubberized EQUINE feeder.

wannabecowgirl 03-23-2011 12:12 PM

No, this isn't a bash on our boarding facility.

Yes, we are positive the horse was injured from the feeder - his blood from the gash was on the feeder.

The horse out of alignment cannot bend his neck to the right or left and cannot be ridden from his sore back at this time. Yes, the vet is convinced the issues are from twisting and stretching to get hay from the feeder.


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