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Galileo’s pierced nose

The 'forasacco' from Galileo's nose

The ‘forasacco’ from Galileo’s nose

In the photo is the 5-centimetre-long object extracted from Galileo’s nose under general anaesthetic.

It’s almost unbelievable that such a thing could have gone up one of his tiny nostrils and lodged there – and how uncomfortable!

It was just beginning to cause an infection but we caught it in time.

These seeds, from a type of grass called brome, are everywhere here in summer.

They’re called ‘forasacchi’ in Italian which means ‘sack-piercers’ because they poke through bags of hay.

They’re a great problem for dogs because they can pierce any part of their bodies, and they’re consequently well known to vets.

  1. August 14, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Oh how horrible, poor Galileo. Must have been painful, good job it is out now.

  2. August 18, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    😦 damn it never ends does it sorry he got hurt by it YIKES I do not know if they are over here never seen then if they are. Take care. Give him a big hug from NH

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