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- Since flies are likely a primary means of transmitting pigeon fever, fly control is one of the most effective ways for preventing it.
- Fly spray, sheets or repellents, as well as thorough manure cleanup, can limit the risk of disease.
- Fly control is especially important if you have an infected horse on your property.
- Get rid of any contaminated bedding or material used in treatment, clean stalls occupied by an infected horse and disinfect any equipment used on the horse.
- Wear gloves when handling an infected horse, and change your clothes before handling a healthy horse. The bacteria can be carried on equipment, boots, tools or human hands.
- Don’t use the same rakes, pitchforks or equipment to remove manure from other stalls if they were used in the stall of an infected horse.
- Remove the top layer of soil in the area where the wound was drained, replacing it with clean soil or bedding.
- Disinfectants such as bleach don’t work well on organic debris like dirt or manure, so don’t pour them on the ground.
- The Oregon Veterinary Medical Association recommends examining your horse’s undersides daily for swelling.
- Cattle, sheep and goats can also be infected with the bacteria.
–Sources: Dr. Paul Edmonds; Oregon Veterinary Medical Association
–Monique Balas; email@example.com
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Here on the Donkey Whisperer Farm I work closely with my veterinarian to prevent any form of outbreak, all shots are administered by our vet’s to insure a basic health check is done each year along with their teeth as needed.
Why do I want my vet to come to the farm each year? Prevention is the best medicine to keeping our four-legged family members in optimum health as I am not a veterinarian nor a vet technician. I trust my vet to do his/her job to keep our equine healthy and if they do not have a yearly check-up diseases can occur that I could have prevented. No different from me going to the doctor every year for a physical. When I call my vet he/she comes asap to my farm, peace of mind is important to me.
Do you have a vet come to your farm every year for exams, teeth, shots on your farm?
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!