A horse’s kick is extremely powerful and can cause severe, even fatal injuries. Many riders have experienced broken bones, deep lacerations from a hoof, and even cardiac arrest if the kick landed on their chest. It is also extremely possible to suffer from head injuries that can be fatal if the impact was extreme.
Unlike horses, cows can kick in almost any direction with ease. They also have a much better “one inch punch”. When you walk behind a horse, you with want to walk WAY back, or right next it it’s rear end. Even a draft horse can’t generate much more than a hard shove abou a foot behind it.
It would normally have been soreness and bruising from that kind of kick, but not that time. Horses can be dangerous due to their size, and potentially deadly. Sometimes, people who have been around horses for years and years forget that, and end up with an injury.
For the most part, domesticated horses do not attack humans and rarely attack other animals on purpose. In order for a typical horse to become aggressive enough to attack, the horse would have to have conditions that make it anxious, defensive, or agitated.
The most common acute toxins that kill horses in a few hours to 36 hours include:
Kangaroo attacks in Australia are rare because kangaroos are usually docile however can attack if provoked or cornered, and have been known to kill dogs. Very occasionally they can attack even if not provoked.
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Shogun Rua shows some brute strength by demonstrating the single hardest strike Sport Science has recorded – 2,749lbs of force. That’s one hell of a Muay Thai Kick.
Of these, 24% were fatal. Injuries included fractures from kicking, lacerations, punctured lungs, bruising, black eyes, joint dislocation, nerve damage and unconsciousness. But how does this compare with official statistics? The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reports deaths, not attacks.
Horses and Mules commonly kick toward their hindquarters, while cow’s kick forward and out to the side Cows also have a tendency to kick toward a side with pain from inflammation or injuries.
Use good cattle-handling techniques.
The jaw strength (masseter muscle) of a horse is about 500 psi (pounds per square inch) Humans are usually less than 200 psi, while a Pit Bull measures 235 psi (#3 dog breed in jaw strength).