Pigeon Fever in Horse Chest

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Graphic Animal Pus Drainage!!
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These 2 videos with narrative show and explain treatment for an abscess called Pigeon Fever. I looks painful and disgusting. Fortunately this horse has a loving caretaker. Enjoy the pus!

“Day 2 end of day; abscess opens; initial pus drainage: much more to come
Horse Care at Bridlespur Rescue Ranch”
“Will it never end? The first 48 hours of this feels like a year. The pus is thinning and I am getting almost a quart of this HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS pus that needs to be kept away from other equines, bovines and ruminants. Protect others with tons of fly spray.
I will post a video showing the healing soon
~ Bridlespur rescue ranch”

Video Number 1
RUNTIME: 0min 30sec

TITLE: “Pigeon Breast Fever: abscess opens”
YT INFO: Published on Jan 31,2013 by BridleSpurRanch

Video Number 2
RUNTIME: 0min 35sec

TITLE: “Pigeon Breast Fever Pus Spurts”
YT INFO: Published on Jan 31,2012 by BridlespurRanch

14 Comments on “Pigeon Fever in Horse Chest

  1. Hmmmm….disturbing, eh?

  2. Hmmm…Pigeon Breast Fever, huh? Let us call this horse Pegasus.

  3. What a handsome horse. She is taking such good care of him. He’s a lucky guy.

  4. It’s called pigeon breast fever because it puffs the victims chest out in the infected area.

  5. Zit Obsessed says:

    Awww, poor horsey! His caretaker is very compassionate though. Makes me feel more love and appreciation for my animals here at home.

  6. Looks like Rudy needs to have a vet and a sedative to get the infection out!!!
    Excellent find gg!!!

  7. Usually the abscess bursts on its own. It is caused by a bacteria in the dirt and is extremely contagious. It’s not life threatening.

  8. Thanks for these videos, Gimpysgirl. She is so skillful that I wish she had filmed a bit more, but I shall just have to wait for her promised update.

  9. If the pus is “highly contagious,” why isn’t she wearing gloves?

    1. Good question. It isn’t contagious to humans but definitely toward other horses and animals. She definitely needs gloves! Good catch Buffsmom!!

  10. Pick_That_Puppy says:

    I feel bad for any creature that can’t pop its own zits….

    1. Puppy, you’re sooo cute! You always cut right to the quick. Poor thing would probably much rather she didn’t do it, but has to submit, since, as you say, he can’t do it himself.

  11. A quart of pus?! Oh if they would have been able to catch it burst and drain all the contents?

  12. Such a brave bay. I hate seeing all that pain in his eyes. Never had to deal with Pigeon Fever but my mare had a chronic case of Strangles that lasted 3 years.

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