Pony found being eaten alive by maggots meets lady who discovered him

rumblestaffPublished: October 4, 2016383,621 views
Published: October 4, 2016

Buggy was discovered in a field in West Yorkshire with three other horses by a member of the public who immediately contacted the charity when she realized he needed urgent help. World Horse Welfare Field Officer, Sarah Tucker, arrived soon after.

Credit: World Horse Welfare
YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/horsecharity
Please visit http://www.worldhorsewelfare.org

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      stevenscottoddballz · 39 weeks ago

      I thought maggots only ate DEAD skin cells.

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        ghostwolfe · 37 weeks ago

        Larvae of some flies (such as the 'surgical maggots' or 'green bottle flies) tend to restrict their meals to decaying tissue. Larvae of other kinds of flies (such as bot flies) feast on living tissue. In each case, they feed on substrates that suit them physiologically and ecologically. However, whenever you see maggots feasting on flesh it's a very bad sign for the individual the maggots are feeding off of. With the exception of "maggot therapy" (where disinfected fly larvae is intentionally put on a patient in order to "clean" a wound area), the presence of maggots indicates a serious infection, serious injury or the flesh of the area is beginning to go necrotic (necrosis - The death of cells or tissues from severe injury or disease, especially in a localized area of the body. Causes of necrosis include inadequate blood supply (as in infarcted tissue), bacterial infection, traumatic injury, and hyperthermia).

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          stevenscottoddballz · 37 weeks ago

          OH! I didn't know that part. Thank you, ghostwolfe!

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          umanakka · 37 weeks ago

          Thank you so much for sharing a very valuable knowledge. Thanks a million once again. Regards and blessings.

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      umanakka · 37 weeks ago

      I really respect these people who take so much care of these animals. Hats off to them. Regards and blessings to them.

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      PapillonTwo · 35 weeks ago

      God bless those who take the time to care for such creatures! Good work ladies!

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      thewizardofaz · 28 weeks ago

      I just want to confirm, like several below have, that maggots only eat dead or rotten flesh. As such they keep a wound clean by eating necrotic tissue. They are often used in human care by dropping a few on an area where flesh is dead or rotten. The smell that rotten flesh has is removed as the dead tissue becomes sealed inside the "maggot's belly".

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      starzfan31 · 21 weeks ago

      maggots cant eat an animal alive because they will not eat live tissue..

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      gofuckyourself · 19 weeks ago

      Maggots are a blessing with an open wound to keep out the gangrene, but the wound will continue to enlarge.