Good day! This wound is on a horses shoulder along with one ugly gash between his rear end cheeks and other misc. cuts on his front legs and face.
Any thoughts on what would cause wounds like this? I have yet to look at the animal myself but was sent this picture with minimal information.
I appreciate any thoughts.
Cat I would guess. Looks like long tail.
Do you know where it happened ?
Yes, in southern Saskatchewan.
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Probably a lion....I suppose barbed wire could be a possibility but it doesn't look that consistent......
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Possible mt lion damage?, I would tell the horse/property owner to first check the horse corral or pasture for any fence or gate damage. This would eliminate any damage caused by a bent metal fence post or barbed wire. I see all the time where people hang their excess barb wire rolls on the corner fence post. This has caused problems in the past because livestock and even wildlife can become entangled in the barb wire roll or get snagged. I've seen a few horses that have verified damage from a mt lion and also from fence damage. Inclosed is a picture of damageScan18.jpg caused by a mt lion. Investigating the site that the horse has access should help explain where or how the injuries occurred.
Horses go out of there way to hurt themselves. And they can get it from just about any object. I would agree with Bencoyote on the assesment. At the same time, that lower pic looks a lot like a claw mark.
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We had one rip it's face off on an exposed fence wire years back. Terrible. Had to shoot it on site.
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My vote is cat, the claws all look about the same distance apart.
Thanks all, appreciate the input!