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Natural To Blanket Our Beloved Domesticated Horse, Donkey Or Mule?

Natural To Blanket Our Beloved Domesticated Horse, Donkey Or Mule?

Domesticated Equine (donkey, horse or mule) Need Us Humans To Use Common Sense.

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First let me step back in time and share how I came to my inner peace with the natural equine world. When I was a kid with my horse in the 70’s we did not do the teeth, blanket, and we sure as heck did not do our own worming. Guess what folks we now live in the year 2016 things have improved for our beloved domesticated equine.

My husband and I pick up the poop on ten acres in Sequim, WA every day and compost. I take fecal samples to the vet, I do not worm unless I need to. I make sure I have blankets for all of our eight equine in case of an emergency, serious winter or sickness. I prepare before the blanket is needed as we have four new donkeys in training and three of…

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Equestrian 2016

Equestrian 2016

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Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Posted by on September 11, 2016 in 2016, disability, healing, health, horse

 

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Summer On The Donkey Whisperer Farm 2016


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Fall Is Coming, Check The Body Score Of Your Donkey, Horse or Mule


Did you know exercise and diet will help your equine?

Yes, taking a walk with your equine if they are too small to ride or too young is a way to help both physically and emotionally.

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Posted by on September 9, 2016 in 2016, donkey, health, nature, news

 

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Apples and Pears Are Ripe In Sequim, WA


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PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE DONKEYS, HORSES AND MULES BEFORE ASKING THE OWNER. DIET IS IMPERATIVE TO THE HEALTH OF A DOMESTICATED EQUINE. Thank you! Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Donkey and Horse Vital Signs, Health and Hoof


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A donkey’s normal heartbeat or pulse rate is 35-55 per minute, depending on what it is doing, and its normal temperature is very close to a human’s at 35.8 to 37.5 deg C.  The table below, compiled by the Donkey Sanctuary, gives some of the variations.  A donkey seems to regulate temperature in much the same way as a human, too, as a donkey sweats for the same reasons that a human does.  A feverish donkey is therefore quite easy to detect.

AVERAGE

RANGE

°C  adult donkey

37.1

36.2-37.8

°F

98.8

97.2-100

°C young donkey

37.6

36.6-38.9

°F

99.6

97.8-102.1

Pulse (beats per minute) adult donkey

44

36-68

young donkey

60

44-80

Respiration

(Inspiration per minute)

adult donkey

20

12-44

young donkey

28

16-48

Ways of scoring a donkey’s ‘body condition’ for general health have been devised, but as yet there is no general agreement as to the applicability of such a score.  Those who know donkeys can usually judge quite easily one which is in good condition, i.e. with coat shining, ears and eyes alert, movement easy, ribs and hip bones adequately covered with flesh, and no wounds.

There is another score for ‘wound and foot care’, but on the whole it does not offer more than good observation and common sense can provide.

What are the signs of a donkey being unwell ?

Among the signs of health trouble in a donkey are the following:

·           Fever (body sweat; muzzle hot and dry)

·           Loss of appetite

·           Drooping ears and maybe also a drooping head

·           Coat rough and dull looking

·           Dull eyes

·           Lack of energy and response

·           Frequently lying down

·           Liquid droppings (diarrhea, known as ‘scouring’)

·           Passing no droppings (constipation)

·           Wrong colours of droppings (i.e. signs of blood, although colour does vary a lot according to diet).

Donkeys on the whole do not show their feelings of pain in very obvious ways, but behave as a human would who is called ‘stoical’, i.e. tolerating pain without complaint.  They may make an initial violent movement of avoidance, but after that they become silent and as nearly as possible immobile in the face of pain and/or fear.  Therefore it is sometimes difficult to know when they are suffering acutely, and their behavior may look like ‘stubbornness’ rather than stoicism.  One indicator of pain or fear can be diarrhea, just as in humans.  Since this may also dehydrate the donkey, it will be adding to its problems if it persists.

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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Posted by on August 27, 2016 in 2016, donkey, health

 

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August On The Donkey Whisperer Farm

August On The Donkey Whisperer Farm

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We hit a major milestone!

Irrigation is now flowing on the entire twenty acre farm, clean beautiful water is coming from the Dungeness river. Thank you Jesus!

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I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer. Soon fall will come and the farm land will go to sleep again. The snow geese will travel by us again and so much more. We look forward to building our home. Perhaps GOD will bless us soon. We continue to pray for the favor to start building our home.

My husband and I have learned to trust GOD stay in faith and be patient. Our builder is a reputable builder here in Sequim, WA we look forward to watching and enjoying the process.

For now we continue to live in the 5th wheel, feed the wild birds, enjoy the sunrises, sunsets and all the animals on the farm. Living in Sequim, WA is a perfect oasis. We love our life. I pray you love your life too. Never Give Up! Trust GOD in Jesus Christ name as he is the alpha and omega, the beginning and end of all things.IMG_7017IRRIGATIONRUN2014APRIL

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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!

Melody

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