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Wed Jul 10, 2024, 09:52 AM Wednesday

Horse dies of high stress levels from fireworks

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — A horse's life was cut short after the Fourth of July due to what the owner says was the overwhelming stress caused by nearby fireworks. Even with multiple attempts to save the horse, it wasn't enough.

Holly Hansen owned 20-year-old Sunny for 18 years. Hansen describes Sunny as perfectly healthy and happy, but skittish about fireworks.

"She was a platinum palomino Tennessee Walker, she had blonde hair," Hansen described of Sunny. "And so, a lot of people said we were alike."

She tells me this Fourth of July, neighbors set off illegal aerial fireworks. Adding that the loud explosions and bright lights from eight hours of fireworks may have led to Sunny's untimely death.

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Horse dies of high stress levels from fireworks (Original Post) Ptah Wednesday OP
20 year old horse dies of colic? Kali Wednesday #1
All good points, Kali. Looks like I fell victim to clickbait Ptah Wednesday #2


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1. 20 year old horse dies of colic?
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 03:51 PM

fireworks can traumatize a horse but never heard of them causing colic, never mind the broken leg from thrashing around (which does happen with colic) sounds like the horse was put down due to broken leg and colic. maybe fireworks were part of the cause, but I am a little skeptical.

colic is usually dietary...not enough roughage or too much dirt/sand, bad (moldy) feed etc. also it can be a chronic problem and a horse that old may have a history of it as well

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