- An emergency department audit of horse-related injury presentations alerted researchers to a hitherto uninvestigated source of childhood harm: non-equine horses.
A search for the term “horse” in the database of the South Australian Injury Surveillance and Control Unit was performed for presentations of horse-related injuries to a paediatric emergency department of an Australian tertiary teaching hospital over a 5-year period.
After all equine-related episodes were extracted, the remaining presentations were herded together and conclusions were jumped to.
When legitimate science and research technique failed, poetic licence was prevailed upon.
- 1. Craven JA. Paediatric and adolescent horse-related injuries: does the mechanism of injury justify a trauma response? Emerg Med Australas 2008; 20: 357-362.
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