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post #1 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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my horse was attacked by wildlife **Graphic**

So most of you know the horse Bailey I bought from the auction 2 years ago. Well we have had our deal of downs for the most part. from broken jaw, stifle, malnourished in the beginning , to my almost perfect horse after some time at the trainers

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needless to say my luck is always so darn great that the second night home from the trainers, he was attacked by something and it has really done alot of damage to his right hind. pictures below are graphic

my question to you guys is, how likely is it a mountain lion or bear will strike and only latch one claw?? i am leaning towards this was more of a mountain lion because on his left hind there is also a scrap barely breaking skin that looks as if something tried to pull him down holding on to both of his hips...

the cut itself is about 6 inches in length and cut threw 5 inches worth of muscle. (vet says it is a clean cut) he has 4 layers of stitches. the vet did not think it wise to put a drain but did stitch him so that the drainage would come out the bottom with daily cleaning and pressure rubs around the cut to push out the excess oozey stuff.

if you guys have any tips on caring for deep wounds like this please pass them on. right now he gets 24 pills of antibotics (12 in the am & pm)and 1 gram of bute morning and night, and twice a day cleaning, and alumina spray to keep magets from growing..

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day 7 - still draining blood


thanks for any info you guys have..
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That's not a wild animal attack, he got caught on something.

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post #3 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 02:28 PM
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my sons pony was killed by a dog this morning. Thats way too clean, IMO I agree with Speed.

If we were talking forensics Id prob that sharp force trauma. Brain fried right now, but theres a list of characteristics....

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Hope your horse will be ok

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theres nothing in the field that could have caught him... no nails, rocks, loose fencing, trees, etc.. so not sure what could have caused such a deep laceration..

even the vet didn't think it was typical catch and snag type cut because of the depth of the wound and the similiar cut on the other hind that wasn't deep..

any suggestions as to what you think could of caused it??

cause at this rate i have no idea what happened... :/
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maybe a some metal
if were an animal there would hairs in it from it

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I agree looks to clean for an animal attack, more like he got caught on something, even in a padded cell they can find things to cut themselves on.

It looks like it is healing well though, good luck with it.
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That's not a wild animal attack, he got caught on something.
Agreed.

My best friend's gelding tangled with a mountain lion a couple of weeks ago. We are pretty sure the lion came down to the arena where her horses were in search of water and TC busted out of his temporary holding stall in the arena to attack the lion. We think TC ran over and trampled the lion. He had scratches and cuts ALL over his hind legs (especially the inner part of his legs up into his groin). We're fairly certain it was a young, inexperienced lion and was just trying to get away, not hurt or kill TC. We also found lion tracks in the sand on one side of the arena.

If the wound on your horse was made by a lion, it would have to have been a large, adult male lion to produce a wound that deep. An animal that size would undoubtably be experienced enough to take down a prey animal, not hook one claw and then be shaken off.
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I have to Agree with SR. If it were a Lion or other Clawed animal there would be more than one cut. it may look more like this here. http://huntdrop.com/uploads/thumbs/d...claw-marks.jpg

I will have to look for the email from my sister in law her horse was attacked it was terrible.
I hope your Baily heals well It looks like you are doing all you can.
I would be looking for something he got caught on.

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post #10 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 02:38 PM
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Or maybe some one did this to him? God forbid they do but it could be that too

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