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Upside-down horse freed from a cattle feeder

centralBritish firefighters have used hydraulic cutting equipment to free a horse trapped upside-down in a cattle feeder in Devon.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue were called to the property in Culmstock, Cullompton, shortly after 9am on Saturday.

Fire control sent a firetruck from Wellington, the specialist heavy rescue vehicle from Taunton, and the specialist rescue team from Clyst St George, who are trained in animal rescue.

The horse was completely sedated by a vet for its own comfort and to reduce stress to the animal.

Cutting equipment was used to remove metal bars to free the horse. Fire crews also had to remove a brick wall to complete the release of the animal.

Crews left the scene safe, with the horse in the care of a vet.

Horsetalk.co.nz

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