Extensive Laceration in a Gelding
An eight-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse was admitted to Stange Memorial Clinic on July 23, 1953, with an extensive laceration on its left side. The wound began about eight inches behind the point of the shoulder and extended well back into its flank. It was about six inches deep just above the stifle and the wound gaped widely; there was also a small laceration on the point of the shoulder. The course and damage may be seen in Figure 1. Sight was gone from the left eye, this presumably being a predisposing factor to the injury which occurred when the animal brushed against the top of a metal fence post.