Velvet has 16 porcupine quills in her nose!! pics included

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  1. BuddyPalAmiga

    BuddyPalAmiga Senior Member+

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    I came back from horse camp last night to find this...

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    I was able to get 10 out last night by myself, but the ones in her nostril will need extra hands and will be out this afternoon. She is NOT happy with me! Poor baby!

    Beth:)
     






  2. Crazy4Apps

    Crazy4Apps Senior Member+

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    Awwwww. Poor girl! Glad you were able to get some of them out. Are the deep?
     
  3. _Tink_

    _Tink_ Senior Member

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    awwe somebody was putting their nose where its not supposed to be :p
    hope the rest come out okay!
     
  4. countryacres

    countryacres Senior Member+

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    Ouch!!!!!!
     
  5. FallenAngel

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    Ohh owie!!
     
  6. shyxpony

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    Ouchies! Poor girl! Nosy, mmm? ;)
     
  7. BuddyPalAmiga

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    Yes, she is very curious! She is a yearling and I think in the dark mistook the porcupine for the barn cat. There were a few deep ones and there is still a really deep one in her nostril, that's the one that is going to really hurt I'm sure and the one I'm most nervous about. It's only sticking out about 1/4 inch so it's going to be hard to get ahold of with her wiggling around. At least they are coming out ok and not breaking off:)
     
  8. Amy+Gordy

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    Ouchie! I'm glad we don't have porcupines in the uk :p I bet she'll be staying away from them next time.. although sometimes they never learn! :wink:
     
  9. Sandra-A1

    Sandra-A1 Senior Moderator

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    In case you have never had to deal with them before....
    They are not that easy to remove so please be careful amd make sure you get ALL of the quill out:
     
  10. BuddyPalAmiga

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    Thanks for the info Sandra!:) That is the way I'm removing them. Although, I just grip the quill with the pliers and she does the jerking :) It can take awhile to remove them though because that horse nose is soooo sensitive, she can feel the end of the pliers and jerks away. I spent a good 1 1/2 hours last night just to get the 10 in her muzzle. The other 6 are in the open part of her nostril and she would have no part of me getting too close to that area. That is where the deepest one is too. My husband is going to help me so we can get this over with and I will make sure and put some triple anitbiotic and perhaps Nolvasan cleaner on it too when we get done. I didn't know about the antibiotics though but thought I should maybe put her on some SMZs for few days, so I will do that.
     






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