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Sun May 14, 2017, 11:57 AM

3. Troubling

As the politicians say, there are several aspects of this story which are troubling. This woman already had this bacterial infection previously. If its like a staph infection, once you have it, you're always going to have it. Just waiting for a chance to pop back out. I came down with staph a few years ago. I went into the hospital for an appendectomy, but had a tiny cut on my hand. Staph set up in that little cut and I damn near lost my hand. Now I always test positive for it, so when I go for other surgery (like for carpal tunnel release) they automatically put me on heavy-duty antibiotics.

The only disease that equines can pass on to humans is rabies. The main problem with one that decides to bite you, is that once they latch on and clamp down, they can't open their mouths to let go again. That means they have to scrape their teeth off of you. You will definitely lose some flesh. I've been around horses all my life, and only heard of one time where that happened. The donkey in this photo looks like just a regular full size donkey, still not very big. I don't see how it could have pulled her in the pen.

I don't get the "commercial" farm thing. I've never heard of anyone breeding donkeys on that grand of scale. Wouldn't be too profitable with a gestation period of one year. Donkeys in this country are generally bred as pets, even if they're going to be trained to pull a cart or whatever. As pets, they are bred to be gentle and docile.

My three minis will maul you, but only for cookies!

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