Kennett Veterinary Clinic

1704 Saint Francis Street
Kennett, MO 63857


Living Motor-mount

So, Sharon comes to the back and says, "There's a horse out front with a motor stuck in its back."  And I'm thinking, "No, there's my brother, Matt, out front with some crazy story about a horse with a motor stuck in its back."  But, sure enough, out front in the trailer is the horse with this little motor stuck in its back.



"You see, my horse lot used to be a salvage yard.  I try to keep it picked up, but after a rain junk comes up out of the ground. I reckon he was rolling and stuck that there motor in his back.  I don't think it's been in there more than three days, but probably not much less.  He acted like it hurt him when I went to pull on it, so I thought I better get you to take a look at him."  Acted like it hurt, huh?  I'm thinking that was no act.


After a little tranquilizer and pain medication, I extracted this rascal.  There was an abscess that was under so much pressure that the pus squirted two feet into the air. For a minute, I thought it must been stuck in an artery.  I had to make a tunnel in from the side to drain a fist-sized pocket that went all the way down to his spine.  It took several days of irrigation and picking out chunks of dead stuff, and when I occasionally touched a nerve, he'd drop to his knees.  We finally got it healed up, good as new.

1704 Saint Francis Street
Kennett, MO 63857-1561
(573) 888-2255



Day Open Close
Monday *8:30am 5:00pm
Tuesday *8:30am 6:00pm
Wednesday *8:30am 5:00pm
Thursday **8:30am 12:00pm
Friday *8:30am 5:00pm
Saturday **8:30am 12:00pm
Sunday Closed Closed

*We are closed between 12:00 noon and 1:30 for lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesay and Friday.
**We close for the day at noon on Thursday and Saturday.

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