American*Dreamer

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    Horses, art, reading, playing with my son. :)
  1. Survey about Eastern Equine Encephalitis (It's for my English Comp. 2)

    Hi all!! My name is Samantha and I am writing a paper for my English Comp. 2 class on Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Part of the requirement for our paper is that we have a primary source... So if you all dont mind to awful much, I would like for you to be my primary source! All you have to do is answer a few questions. All of this is annoymous, except of course the people that read this post. If you don't want people to read your post, then please feel free to PM me or to email me. All responses are welcome and much appreciated. Ok, here we go... 1.) What part of the US do you live in? (i.e. Southern, Northern, etc.) 2.) Has there ever been an outbeak of EEE in your area? 3.) Do you vaccinate your horses for EEE and other encephalitis viruses? 4.) Do you get the annual booster shots for your horses? 5.) Do you think that registered horses should be required to be vaccinated against EEE? Along with all other vaccines also? 6.) Do you take any other precautions against EEE besides vaccinating? (i.e. no standing water) 7.) If you don't live in the US, has there ever been an outbreak of EEE in your country? 8.) How deadly to horses do you think this disease is? 9.) To humans? 10.) *OPTIONAL* If you have never vaccinated against EEE, why have you chose not to? Ok folks, thats all! Remember, you do not have to answer these questions in a post, you may PM me or email me... Or if you have a personal story about EEE, please feel free to email me that also. Thank you all so much! OH, if you would like a copy of the paper when it is finished let me know... I will gladly post it for you!
  2. Hi all!! My name is Samantha and I am writing a paper for my English Comp. 2 class on Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Part of the requirement for our paper is that we have a primary source... So if you all dont mind to awful much, I would like for you to be my primary source! All you have to do is answer a few questions. All of this is annoymous, except of course the people that read this post. If you don't want people to read your post, then please feel free to PM me or to email me. All responses are welcome and much appreciated. Ok, here we go... 1.) What part of the US do you live in? (i.e. Southern, Northern, etc.) 2.) Has there ever been an outbeak of EEE in your area? 3.) Do you vaccinate your horses for EEE and other encephalitis viruses? 4.) Do you get the annual booster shots for your horses? 5.) Do you think that registered horses should be required to be vaccinated against EEE? Along with all other vaccines also? 6.) Do you take any other precautions against EEE besides vaccinating? (i.e. no standing water) 7.) If you don't live in the US, has there ever been an outbreak of EEE in your country? 8.) How deadly to horses do you think this disease is? 9.) To humans? 10.) *OPTIONAL* If you have never vaccinated against EEE, why have you chose not to? Ok folks, thats all! Remember, you do not have to answer these questions in a post, you may PM me or email me... Or if you have a personal story about EEE, please feel free to email me that also. Thank you all so much! OH, if you would like a copy of the paper when it is finished let me know... I will gladly post it for you!
  3. AQHA Stud named 'Sympathy'??

    Hi all! I was wondering if one of you could possibly tell me a little something... We are thinking about breeding one of our mares to a registered QH stud. The man said that his lines trace to a stud named Sympathy. I have never heard of this line. Have any of you heard of it? If so, is it a good line? Thanks for all of your time!
  4. Breeding an older mare?

    Thanks guys! cvm, as far as I know, Cushings hasnt been ruled out. When we got the mare, her hooves were pretty much the size of large dinner plates, and had a fleshy feel to them. They are back to their normal size now and they no longer feel like raw flesh. As for her being sore from her own weight, I guess I should have been more clear on that. She only gets sore when our farrier doesnt get out here in time to trim her hooves, or she has been out nosing around in the gravel all day. Other than those times, she is fine, not sore at all. I'm sorry that I wasnt more clear on that! As for why she foundered in the first place, that is a mystery to me. When we found her at the neighbors, they thought she was going to die, thats how bad the founder was. I wish I had pics of her and her feet, but I dont. But like I said, she seems fine, unless she gets on gravel without her shoes, or her feet havent been trimmed in a while like they should have been. Does that change anything? Or do the same things still apply? I'm still curious... Thanks again!
  5. Breeding an older mare?

    Thanks guys! cvm, as far as I know, Cushings hasnt been ruled out. When we got the mare, her hooves were pretty much the size of large dinner plates, and had a fleshy feel to them. They are back to their normal size now and they no longer feel like raw flesh. As for her being sore from her own weight, I guess I should have been more clear on that. She only gets sore when our farrier doesnt get out here in time to trim her hooves, or she has been out nosing around in the gravel all day. Other than those times, she is fine, not sore at all. I'm sorry that I wasnt more clear on that! As for why she foundered in the first place, that is a mystery to me. When we found her at the neighbors, they thought she was going to die, thats how bad the founder was. I wish I had pics of her and her feet, but I dont. But like I said, she seems fine, unless she gets on gravel without her shoes, or her feet havent been trimmed in a while like they should have been. Does that change anything? Or do the same things still apply? I'm still curious... Thanks again!
  6. Breeding an older mare?

    Hi all! It has been a long while since I was on here... Anyway, right to the question. I have a 17 y/o mare that I would really like to breed one last time, but I have some serious concerns about doing this. My first concern is her age. Since she has not been breed in about 7 years, I am worried that her age is going to be a problem. What do you all think? My other concern is the fact that she foundered about 2 and a half years ago. She still has not completly recovered from that (she still gets sore sometimes). But she mostly just gets random abcesses on her left front hoof. The vet just gives a weeks round of Penicillian, and she is over it. So will this be a problem? I know that if she gets a serious infection while she is pregnant, that that could seriously damage the foal, and that if we give her antibiotics while she is pregnant that could also hurt the foal. So what do you all think? Is there any reason for me to even think of breeding her? Should I be more worried about her than I already am? Any and all responses, I am kinda at a loss right now.... Thanks! [ 08-29-2006, 11:10 PM: Message edited by: American*Dreamer ]
  7. Breeding an older mare?

    Hi all! It has been a long while since I was on here... Anyway, right to the question. I have a 17 y/o mare that I would really like to breed one last time, but I have some serious concerns about doing this. My first concern is her age. Since she has not been breed in about 7 years, I am worried that her age is going to be a problem. What do you all think? My other concern is the fact that she foundered about 2 and a half years ago. She still has not completly recovered from that (she still gets sore sometimes). But she mostly just gets random abcesses on her left front hoof. The vet just gives a weeks round of Penicillian, and she is over it. So will this be a problem? I know that if she gets a serious infection while she is pregnant, that that could seriously damage the foal, and that if we give her antibiotics while she is pregnant that could also hurt the foal. So what do you all think? Is there any reason for me to even think of breeding her? Should I be more worried about her than I already am? Any and all responses, I am kinda at a loss right now.... Thanks! [ 08-29-2006, 11:10 PM: Message edited by: American*Dreamer ]
  8. Never heard of this before..... Have ya'll?

    Hey all... Sorry havent posted back to you, it's been wild around here. 3 teenage girls and one computer... yeah like that works well. LOL. Anyway heres some answers to your ?s..... What steps are you taking with regards to her founder? Since we have had her for over a year, it's hard to remember what all we did for her.... At the moment we are using the stuff that I mentioned above (I'm not gonna try and spell it again). Since her feet are pretty much an normal size again, we have some special shoes on her that my dad concocted (He's my farrier) and he is trimming her feet some odd way that I cant explain, it involves making her rolling her toe or something like that.... What did her radiographs show as far as rotation? Considering that we didnt have that kind of technology around here at the local vet office, I have no idea. When we first got her, she was basically walking on her ankle if that tells you anything, but now her ankles and hooves look like any other horses. Most foundered horses really benefit from 1) bute daily, 2) reduced caloric intake via grazing muzzle or stalling, 3) stall rest, 4) corrective trimming, etc...LOL, well its good to know that after doing all of the above it was the right thing! LOL. Today was a happy day for us... We rode on the dirt road! She never limped or anything.. So happy!! P.S. thanks for all of the links, they were great!
  9. Never heard of this before..... Have ya'll?

    Hey all... Sorry havent posted back to you, it's been wild around here. 3 teenage girls and one computer... yeah like that works well. LOL. Anyway heres some answers to your ?s..... What steps are you taking with regards to her founder? Since we have had her for over a year, it's hard to remember what all we did for her.... At the moment we are using the stuff that I mentioned above (I'm not gonna try and spell it again). Since her feet are pretty much an normal size again, we have some special shoes on her that my dad concocted (He's my farrier) and he is trimming her feet some odd way that I cant explain, it involves making her rolling her toe or something like that.... What did her radiographs show as far as rotation? Considering that we didnt have that kind of technology around here at the local vet office, I have no idea. When we first got her, she was basically walking on her ankle if that tells you anything, but now her ankles and hooves look like any other horses. Most foundered horses really benefit from 1) bute daily, 2) reduced caloric intake via grazing muzzle or stalling, 3) stall rest, 4) corrective trimming, etc...LOL, well its good to know that after doing all of the above it was the right thing! LOL. Today was a happy day for us... We rode on the dirt road! She never limped or anything.. So happy!! P.S. thanks for all of the links, they were great!
  10. Last year we got a free horse. Yippee, right? Wrong. She was severely foundered and had huge bed sores on her. Well the sores went away fairly quickly, but the founder.... well we are still fighting it. However we do have her feet back to their normal size, but they are still kinda fleshy feeling. Well someone told us that it would help if we would put fermaldihide (sp?) or embalming fluid on her feet every other day. Well my dad decided to try it. Amazingly it does work. The fleshy feel is gone and her feet are flakey again if thats the right word. lol. Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone had heard of doing this before. Is it really ok to be doing that to her feet???
  11. Never heard of this before..... Have ya'll?

    Last year we got a free horse. Yippee, right? Wrong. She was severely foundered and had huge bed sores on her. Well the sores went away fairly quickly, but the founder.... well we are still fighting it. However we do have her feet back to their normal size, but they are still kinda fleshy feeling. Well someone told us that it would help if we would put fermaldihide (sp?) or embalming fluid on her feet every other day. Well my dad decided to try it. Amazingly it does work. The fleshy feel is gone and her feet are flakey again if thats the right word. lol. Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone had heard of doing this before. Is it really ok to be doing that to her feet???
  12. What song describes....

    you - Desperado (The Eagles) horse - Beer For My Horses (Toby Keith Willy Nelson) best friends - Redneck Woman (Gretchen Wilson) town - Dry County Girl (Rascal Flats) (only cause my county is a dry county) family - Just Between You and Me (dc Talk) the way you feel - Welcome To My Life (Simple Plan) your favorite song - Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve) your fav. stupid song that you would never adit to in public or anyones face - Warning (Green Day)
  13. What song describes....

    you - Desperado (The Eagles) horse - Beer For My Horses (Toby Keith Willy Nelson) best friends - Redneck Woman (Gretchen Wilson) town - Dry County Girl (Rascal Flats) (only cause my county is a dry county) family - Just Between You and Me (dc Talk) the way you feel - Welcome To My Life (Simple Plan) your favorite song - Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve) your fav. stupid song that you would never adit to in public or anyones face - Warning (Green Day)
  14. NO FROGS

    quote: Originally posted by OzarkMountianRider: Bad thrush, 1st step is to cut away the necroptic material, the dead stinking black material. This can get to the point of almost cutting the frogs totally off. If its till balck it has to come off, that might make a horse tenderfooted. You may even need to keep after it with a brass brush, tooth brush type. Your horse is just short of abcess, get after it aggressivly or loose the horse. No HOOF NO HORSE!! thats exactly how our QH mare was when we bought her back. it took lots of carefull trimming and cutting to get her hooves back to normal. she had also foundered and that made it even worse. it took around 10 months to get her back to where she could walk and be ridden in soft grass. She still cant be ridden on gravel at all. So moral of story, do something really quick about this, or your mare may wind up like mine.
  15. NO FROGS

    quote: Originally posted by OzarkMountianRider: Bad thrush, 1st step is to cut away the necroptic material, the dead stinking black material. This can get to the point of almost cutting the frogs totally off. If its till balck it has to come off, that might make a horse tenderfooted. You may even need to keep after it with a brass brush, tooth brush type. Your horse is just short of abcess, get after it aggressivly or loose the horse. No HOOF NO HORSE!! thats exactly how our QH mare was when we bought her back. it took lots of carefull trimming and cutting to get her hooves back to normal. she had also foundered and that made it even worse. it took around 10 months to get her back to where she could walk and be ridden in soft grass. She still cant be ridden on gravel at all. So moral of story, do something really quick about this, or your mare may wind up like mine.