Here at Donkey Whisperer Farm we get more inquiries about hoof abscesses in donkeys than any other healthcare issue. Due to this common, but dreadful hoof ailment, we have decided to share our personal experience here at the farm with you through our new Donkey Healthcare Video ‘Donkey Hoof Abscesses’.
We have over 12 years experience treating mild to life threatening abscesses in donkeys with veterinarian guidance, as well as alone in the field. Over the years Donkey Whisperer Farm has developed a strict and successful protocol for preventing, treating and overcoming hoof abscesses.
It is vital that every donkey owner and caretaker understand that hoof abscesses in donkeys can be fatal and should not be considered a routine health problem. In the Donkey Whisperer Farm ‘Donkey Hoof Abscesses’ Video we outline causes, prevention, do’s and don’ts, home care, pain control and recovery from donkey hoof abscesses.
This is a must have donkey healthcare video for every donkey owner or caretaker! As we say at Donkey Whisperer Farm: it is not IF your donkey gets a hoof abscess, but WHEN your donkey gets a hoof abscess!
For more information watch our YouTube trailer below. To purchase the Donkey Hoof Abscesses Video see below.
Farm living is a blessing, a personal choice and its hard work. Very few vacations, time to travel as the farm is a full-time job. Owning any form of equine (donkey, mule or horse) is not cheap. The cost for hay, vet, trimmer is all rising each and every day. We must understand the vet is the team leader for the health of our equine. The trimmer follows the vets instructions.
The owner is 100% responsible for each and every step that is being taken to keep the farm healthy.
Anytime I can share information that can get the donkey, mule or horse out of pain and suffering fast I promise to do it. Cutting a hole out of the hoof is not for the farrier or trimmer this is a veterinarians job. Too many things can go wrong.
Donkeys Equus africanus asinus evolved in the Desert. Donkeys are the exotic equine requiring a safe low sugar/protein diet. No alfalfa, shelter, hoof care at least every seven weeks. Vet care, teeth, shots are the same as for the horse. Donkeys are seriously different than the horse in training, health care, gelding. Make sure you have an experienced vet (donkeys) and trimmer or farrier before moving the two donkeys into your life. Donkeys must live with another donkey. Donkeys love to grab the neck and play donkey games. A donkey forced to live alone in isolation without another donkey will not be balanced. Sure the donkey is looking happy to you. Please understand donkeys need another donkey to play tag, grab the neck, groom and stand ON DONKEY TIME. Donkeys are always ON DONKEY TIME. Meaning life is slow and intentional. Donkeys are not stubborn, donkeys are smart.
We have six donkeys and two horses living on the Donkey Whisperer Farm. Out of the six donkeys only one donkey has never had a hoof abscess in the last eleven years. I teach worldwide the owner of a donkey or mule how to train and care for the equine. E-training is always the best way to learn. Preparation is the key to solving any crisis and keeping our money. Select Donkey 101 E-TRAINING Video On Demand.
If we can be prepared in training the donkey, mule or horse to pick up the feet without a fight. Trust us as a leader it is easy to soak the foot and create the hoof boot. First we have to learn how to train and stay in the leadership position the entire time we are with our equine.
We are working on Donkey 102 now. E-training will be available for sale the summer of 2018.
The Donkey Whisperer Farm teaches you the owner or caretaker how to treat the abscess without cutting a hole out of the foot. If after four days the abscess has not drained out it is time to call the vet. We are not vets. The hoof takes 1 year to grow out.
God bless you and your family two and four-legged!