Sedated horse falls asleep on top of Devon vet

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A vet was rescued in Devon after becoming trapped under a sedated horse.

The Crediton vet was called to a farm near Hillerton Cross, Bow, after the horse had become stuck in the fence.

Devon and Somerset Fire Service was called on Saturday night and found the heavily sedated horse had fallen asleep on top of the vet, trapping her.

Firefighters freed the woman from underneath the horse and released the animal from the fence. The vet was not injured in the incident.

Neck injuries

Station Manager Jim Laker said: "One of the vets got herself caught between the horse and the ditch, but she's fine and we got her out.

"They [two vets] were concerned about whether the horse had sustained some neck injuries, and if it had some fluid on the lungs.

"The vets were not sure of the state of the young mare, but we managed to achieve the rescue with the horse, but whether its initial injuries were severe they couldn't tell in the dark."

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