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Abby injuries from jumping barbed wire fence 1988

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This was the first horse we had when we first moved here back in 1987. Something spooked her and she jumped the fence in an area that had barbed wire on top of the fence. We had no clue the wire was there! No idea what made her jump! We called the vet immediately, he was able to sedate her enough to check the wounds. we were given medication and instructions on how to treat them. no stitches. this was of course LATE at night when it happened. So next day my daughter was out with wire cutters and removed ALL the barbed wire, she was 15 years old at the time. That is me in the photo tending to the injuries. Photo doesn't show all the cuts. There was a lot of blood on our garage floor! She healed just fine, was a wonderful horse.

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petslave

I agree. Unfortunately it is useful in some places under certain circumstances. usually to protect animals on the inside from predators on the outside trying to get in. But I find it doesn't help anyway. If a coon or bobcat wants in after those chickens and geese, they will get in. So only place for it is to keep bad people inside prison, wait that doesn't help either. hm? guess that's why they switched to the concertina wire with razors on it.

Plumpossum

I think barbed wire should be outlawed.

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