Wire wari­ness

EQUUS - - Eq Letters -

I had never given wire in­ges­tion much con­sid­er­a­tion be­cause I have no wire fences or wire of any sort around the horses, but your ar­ti­cle (“The Dan­gers of Wire In­ges­tion,” Med­i­cal Front, EQUUS 495) re­minded me just how in­sid­i­ous this can be. Stand­ing nearby as my Sad­dle­bred en­joyed his al­falfa cubes, I was star­tled when he coughed and a three-inch wire hit me, ejected from his mouth! Har­vested and pressed into cubes, the al­falfa held a dan­ger that I never saw when I scooped it into his bucket. I now ex­am­ine ev­ery­thing that goes into my horse’s buck­ets closely. Keep up the good re­port­ing. Nancy Obertz Westhamp­ton, Mas­sachusetts

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