A four-year-old London girl lost part of her pinky finger to a horse while on a class field trip at a farm Wednesday (Oct. 26).
The Junior Kindergarten student from J.P. Robarts Public School was at O’Shea’s Farm in Granton when a horse bit her finger around 10:46 a.m.
“A finger was amputated,” said Const. Liz Melvin with the OPP. “I can tell you that the digit wasn’t recovered.”
The girl was taken to the London Health Sciences Centre Children’s Hospital with a non-life threatening hand injury.
The incident is still under investigation and the Ministry of Labour has been notified.
J.P. Robarts Public School issued a letter to students to give to their parents, notifying them about the incident.
“We sent it to all parents just to alleviate any kind of anxiety,” said Scott Hughes, superintendant of education for the Thames Valley District School Board. “When these kind of things happen people talk and we want to make sure that they have the facts as we know them and we can reassure them that the child, their classmate, is OK.”