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  2. Texas People #6

    What a cutie! She looks very intelligent to me.
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  4. Texas People #6

    You’re smart to do that and most people don’t even wipe their carts down. Friday Paul ran by his Dr. To get some insurance forms filled out and his Dr. Made him get a shot and put him on antibiotics. Also did a swab of his nose. This is viral which is what I suspected. I felt good enough today for a drive in the country and lunch out. Our little Lyra is one month old today. She sure is changing her looks. It has been 10 days since I’ve seen her and it’s starting to depress me. On to the pics.
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  6. My horse got hurt:(

    TL, No advice, but I hope your gelding heals up without any problems. Best Wishes. PD
  7. My horse got hurt:(

    EMT or Corona works wonder. Clean with saline solution first then ointment. I have used these products with really good out comes.
  8. Gravy Train and Nibbles and bits

    Thanks for the link, Jubal. Companies do anything to make a dollar.
  9. Gravy Train and Nibbles and bits

    Danyel, here's a link to the article.
  10. The Front Porch

    I lived on a cattle farm and ate beef for years. I haven't eaten beef for 8 years now. I feel healthier. My family has had a lot of heart problems so stopping eating red meat was one reason.
  11. Gravy Train and Nibbles and bits

    Ugh! Jubal, that's disturbing to think about.
  12. Gravy Train and Nibbles and bits

    If they have horse meat in them, it would mean a euthed horse got into their horse meat supply.
  13. The Front Porch

    I'm sure you're a good cow mom, LC. And I do eat beef and drink milk.
  14. The Front Porch

    Our steers have a great life in the herd. When the day comes, they are taken to custom slaughterhouse that I have walked through and made sure things are done so the animals don't suffer. I still cry when i drop off each steer. I was there when they were born. I fed and cared for them for two years. I know their moos. We unload them into a stall at the facility and I get back in the truck. The steer always moos before I leave. One of those 'where's my herd' sort of moos. It's the first time that I cannot help them, so I cry as I pull out of the parking lot. When I stop feeling sad for dropping a steer off is when I stop raising steers. The heifers that we sell go on to family milk cow homes. These are good homes where people treat their cows like pets. They typically do a share milk system with the calves, rather than separate them or sell them off. mama cows get to be mamas. People don't realize how devoted cows can be to their calves. I could tell lots of stories, but I'll just give you a few general observations. When the calf is born, the mama cow does not leave their side for food or water until the calf is strong enough to get up and follow. The new calf typically toddles around the first day, rather aimlessly. But mama cow stays with them. I always bring alfalfa or T/A to the mama cow wherever she is watching over her calf, so she gets some nutrition during her vigil. After a day, baby can follow mama cow pretty well, so mama can eat and drink more often. My cows trust me and I give them pets and reassurance often when they are calving, as well as assistance, if needed. I also bring them food (and water, if necessary). They let me pet the babies and check them over right there in the pasture. Mama cow gets lots of attention, too.
  15. Gravy Train and Nibbles and bits

    This is unreal that a drug like that would be found in dog food. The brands listed aren't food that I would ever feed but how in the world did this ever happen?
  16. Gravy Train and Nibbles and bits

    Oh joy! How'd that get in there? Do they have meat in them?
  17. My horse got hurt:(

    I'd do a comparison but $8 an ounce?! I'll stick to the bacon grease. My sister saves it for me and it's free.
  18. The Front Porch

    That's why I feel sorry for them. They look so pitiful in the pasture. Some of them are lame and I know they have laminitis. They certainly don't look like they enjoy their lives.
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  20. For anybody feeding these brands they are being recalled because of finding euthanasia elements by the FDA.
  21. The Front Porch

    Years ago I raised a few steers, then I had more mouths to feed, I made pets out of most of them, but never forgot their intended use. But I did give them a quality life while I had them, so it was never a problem to eat them. If they are abused along the way, then it is whole different matter. Some dairy cows are pushed so hard for production, that they are burned out by time they are 6-7 years old, & then become hamburger. PD
  22. My horse got hurt:(

    Pure vitamin E oil works even better and is much less likely to attract the 'lickers". About $8 an ounce, but that ounce goes a looong way. Makes a great chapstick too.
  23. My horse got hurt:(

    ^^^Because it's greasy and I think the salt in it has something to do with it. I don't think dog lick would help!
  24. My horse got hurt:(

    Oh yeah, barbed wire makes perfect sense. I'm sorry you had to find a spot in a hurry. He's a good boy for not acting like an idiot and panicking when he got hung up. Does bacon grease work because of the pork fat? Or is because friendly dogs come to lick it off the horse's legs?
  25. The Front Porch

    Well, if they didn't taste so good, it wouldn't be an issue, lol!
  26. The Front Porch

    Well then, Holy Cow should spawn Fatted Calf. I don't know how you farmer people can send them to slaughter. I feel sorry for the dairy cows down the road from me, LOL. It's still snowing here. Looks like about an inch. It's time to clean up that flower garden. I leave it till Spring for the birds and because I'm sick of yardwork by Fall. I have Jonquil leaves up about 3 inches. They're probably sorry today.
  27. My horse got hurt:(

    Get some bacon grease and rub on the skinned part, but not in the open sore. The hair will grow back really fast--old-time farmers' remedy.
  28. My horse got hurt:(

    He was forced over a barbed wire fence by an aggressive horse. Crazy, 58 acres to run away on and he went over the fence. He got tangled up but they said he did not struggle, the injury was just from going over the fence and catching the top strand.
  29. My horse got hurt:(

    Oh wow. Poor guy! Nothing you could have done. Bandaging might have helped, depending on many factors, but since you didn't know, that wasn't anything you did wrong. That is an odd place for an injury. Could he have gotten stuck on something, or kicked while he was mounting a mare? Does he fuss over mares in heat?
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