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Maggot Therapy and Rehabilitation Of Domesticated Equine


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My husband, our six donkeys, two horses, three dogs and two feral indoor rescue cats moved to Sequim, WA in 2014. Since moving into our new farm I have received one to two people per week at my gate trying to give me horses, donkeys and mules who need homes. Even Christmas eve, really Christmas eve, tears for all the abused and neglected domesticated equine and people in our world. People just stop their cars at my gate and start  telling me the story next I hear how I have the space to take on more rescues. We already have three rescue equine. Eight is enough and with my physical disability this is all I can take care of and train both physically and financially. Never forget “The Free Equine Is NOT Free” sadly most people do not think about the ramifications of not being able to say NO. Last year I started using Facebook in order to share free education to help the owners of donkeys, mules and horses along with advertising my new worldwide training business and my hand-made art work ON DONKEY TIME. Wow did this open my eyes to this very problem I am describing to you, so many people think it will be easy to care for equine. News flash farming is a twenty-four seven passionate job. I am dirty every day, vacations are very rare and getting away over night is almost impossible, getting out of the equine world is more difficult I tell people it’s emotionally as connected to me as getting a divorce. My equine are healers, each one is unique and requires an entirely different approach and energy level from me. Never think that each donkey, horse or mule you bring home will require the same training as this is not true. Most importantly you must change for your equine to change.

Maggot Therapy

Wondering what this is Select Maggot Therapy to read how to help restore the hoof. Next learn everything you can about how to provide the diet and environment with the best holistic care you can. Select Maggot Therapy wounds for donkeys, horses and mules.

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Living Will For All Your Animals

After the semi truck accident left me with a disability for the rest of my life I quickly learned the importance of having a will. Life can change at any minute and if you do not plan ahead your animals fate will be grim. Most family members do not have family who want to take care of their animals. So do the right thing plan ahead for your beloved animals.

Colic

Every month I am hearing about another donkey, mule or horse dying from colic. Please do not just throw the hay over the fence and fill a bathtub with water. Weather changes from warm to extreme cold can trigger colic. Learn how to keep your domesticated equine in optimum health. God created all equine to walk fifteen to twenty-five miles a day, sadly most do not walk more than one hundred steps a day. The domesticated equine stands around in a stall, round pen or a very small pasture not getting any exercise, sadly seldom clean water. Most colic is preventable in domestication the key is taking the time to educate yourself on how to prevent colic.

Prevention is the best medicine for our beloved domesticated equine

1. Diet

2. Clean Water

3. Correct Vitamins

4. Exercise

5. Emotional rehabilitation for the equine has no date of time just like us humans after severe abuse and neglect

6. Shelter, blankets, medicine

7. Vet check for health, teeth, chiropractic, acupuncture, herbs, and I highly suggest picking up the poop, composting and doing fecal samples before worming

8. Hoof care every six weeks in the summer and seven in the winter as the growth of the hoof slows down in the cooler seasons

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Is it possible to rescue and rehabilitate equine?

Yes, but please learn all the facts before attempting to rescue and rehabilitate any equine. So many people think they can rescue with just love and time. Not true, do your homework and understand this road will be a long process consuming money and emotional resources as veterinary care is very expensive. Just like us humans we have no idea how long it will take the equine to get rehabilitated and in some cases no matter what we do we can never get their minds, and bodies back 100%. Abuse of the diet and emotional care is the worst to restore as just like us humans who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress so does the equine. Rehabilitation of the abused, neglected equine is no easy matter as the expense is high for the human financially, physically and emotionally. The good news if you will learn what is needed to keep your equine (donkey, horse or mule) healthy you can not only bring the domesticated equine into health again you can save a life.

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 I am a worldwide virtual coach for your the owner to coach, train and consult you in the care of your equine. I enjoy teaching the owner how to train their own equine so as to not have the equine sent off to a trainer. Want to learn how using Skype to have coaching sessions with me along with your videos and mine works. Select Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC for worldwide testimonials and cost.

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

Melody

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Have You Ever Heard Of The Dummy Foal?


I am not a breeder, I am a world-wide virtual coach, consultant and trainer of the owners of horses, donkeys and mules. One day our new farm will be completed here in Sequim, WA and I will have on-site classes learning from me and experts in dental, saddle fitting, cart pulling and more. I have heard of the maiden mare syndrome where the mare refuses to feed her foal or will try to kill it. Never have I seen a foal who does not try to bond with his/her mother or try to eat, so powerful and interesting to see how this was fixed. This is why I am so passionate on learning as much as I can from all trainers and heath care providers world-wide. No one person knows everything.

Merry Christmas and Happy 2015!

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

Melody

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Posted by on December 23, 2014 in 2014, animals, GOD, horse

 

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Did You Know It’s Better To Mount Your Equine With A Stepping Stool?


 
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Posted by on December 4, 2014 in 2014, animals, donkey, farm, horse

 

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Vaccine For Pigeon Fever

Vaccine For Pigeon Fever

What Is Pigeon Fever? Select What is Pigeon Fever Does It Have Anything To Do With Pigeons?

Preventing pigeon fever – This documentation was copied and pasted from the link below named Treatment for Pigeon Fever is not my writing Oregon Veterinary Medical Association 

  • 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; msbalaspets@gmail.com

Select Pigeon Fever In Equine for more details
Select Vaccine for pigeon fever

Select Treatment for pigeon fever

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?

 

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

Melody

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The Donkey Is Still The Under Dog


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Will you have the courage to share this today and help the donkeys?  Please help if you can, even by sharing this post you are helping. Donkeys are still very much ‘a beast of burden’ in Egypt. ACE provide free veterinary care and education in animal husbandry. Select EGYPTACE 
 
Sadly the U.S.A. donkeys are abused by being overfed with the wrong feeds. Donkey Roping, Donkey Basketball, Donkey Penning and Donkey Baseball. Donkeys have a weight limit too. This is why I do what I do to help create awareness and change for the beloved under dog the Donkey. Tears for the abused donkeys in the U.SA. and out of the U.S.A. This is why I do what I do to help create awareness for the donkey, Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC.
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Posted by on October 25, 2014 in 2014, animals, donkey, family, GOD, news

 

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A Dying Father Leaves the Most Inspirational Message for His Baby Girl

A Dying Father Leaves the Most Inspirational Message for His Baby Girl

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This young, terminally ill, father wanted to leave behind a beautiful and inspirational message for his daughter.

Grab your tissues for this one.


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Questions and Answers From Rio The Mammoth Donkey

Questions and Answers From Rio The Mammoth Donkey

 

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Hey did you know donkeys are really smart?

Did you know donkeys can think all of the time? Well most of the time while the horse can’t! Yes it’s true donkey evolved from the desert meaning they had to evolve to learn to think as they could not out-run the predator. The horse on the other hand uses his speed to survive the predator and when under stress/attack life or death will fart, poop and run.

What will the donkey do when stressed Usually not Always?

Stop and think about it and try to find a way to survive. Thus why the donkey is given the horrible name as stubborn when they are simply smarter than most humans who work with them.

What Can A Human Do To Help A Scared Horse, Donkey or Mule?

Be consistent with your training, voice, body language and never ever abuse the equine. Remember you chose the equine they did not choose you!

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How Long Will It Take For My Equine To Trust Me and Respect Me As A Leader?

This all depends on the personality of your equine, sex, age, past experiences with other humans and how you treat them each and every time you are with them.

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What Is The Easiest Age and Sex To Step Into The World Of Equine Husbandry?

“If you are brand new to owning an equine the age will be different for a donkey but you will need to be patient. If you are not patient and are in a hurry I suggest purchasing a donkey that is number one full-grown and number two tall enough to hold your weight. Perhaps a mule would be best if you need a super strong equine as 16’2 hand mammoth donkeys are difficult to find.”

Back to the question, remember my mom is typing for me but this is Rio the Mammoth Donkey talking to you!

The easiest donkey is a brand new youngster that has never been abused. A clean slate, like a child your baby donkey is physically, mentally and emotionally not an adult until they are FULL GROWN like me. What age are they full-grown this all depends on the size. A Mammoth donkey like me 16’2 can take six to seven years to be full-grown.  Have empathy, youngsters are just like you were as a baby they are children in the mind and physical strength.  Baby donkeys have very short attention spans and need small lessons in imprinting (touching them all over their body).  If this is not done at a young age it is more difficult as the donkeys body gets stronger and faster and yes we can out think you. :)

A male that is gelded after he has dropped ask a professional veterinarian who has experience with donkeys to explain this to you will be so much easier than a Jenny or in the horse world a filly/mare.

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Why?

A  gelding does not have testosterone interfering with learning and wants to be your buddy, take a walk with you and hang out with you. Jacks (stallions horse world) want to dominate and reproduce. Jennies (mares horse world) have a few days a month they can be a challenge as well they have the estrus thing going on you know just like women have their periods. Moody, hurt with pain and can get short-tempered faster than us geldings. I know as I lived with Miss Lily my human moms quarter horse for seven years I am much happier living with Oboe and Tuba our two new rescue gelding (standard size) donkeys as well they are not so emotional. :)

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Let’s Say You Are In A Hurry – You Want To Ride Now?  What sex and age is the easiest for beginners?

If you want to ride right now I would recommend a gelding in the horse or donkey, mule world between twelve and sixteen years old. Make sure your gelding has never been a stallion (you know having sex as this is called proud cut and can be more challenging for a beginner).  Choose a gelding that has been there and done that for all things you want to do. Oh one more thing; donkeys, horses and mules will test you to see if you are a good leader so make sure you get a coach.  Ask my mom Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC for more info.

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Never Make A Donkey, Horse Or Mule Live Alone

Why? We are herd equine and us donkeys need to play; we like to grab the neck of another donkey and if you force us to live with a smaller animal such as a pig, goat, baby sheep, cows etc., we can play rough and have been known to kill smaller animals. We are not evil we just play this way and prefer to play with our own species. ” I lived with Miss Lily (quarter horse mare) and Rocket Man a 20 year old mini donkey for seven years. Believe me Miss Lily is much more happy now that she has Miss Trophy to live with. Why? Miss Lily wanted to run and I did not want to run I am a Mammoth donkey. Miss Trophy loves to run.” Rocket Man lives with our two new mini donkeys now as well I was too rough with him I am just too big for him now.

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Any more questions

Ask my mom as I mentioned above she is a a world-wide virtual coach for humans who own or want to rescue, purchase and get into the farm business of equine husbandry. Wondering why I call it this? Domesticated equine need a human who will be a husband for us, trim our feet in the spring and summer (high growing time) every six to seven weeks. Winter we can go a few weeks longer! Have our teeth done once a year, Rocket Man had an abscess and he could have died if mom and dad did not take good care of us. Miss Lily had two teeth growing in one spot as a three-year old. Get the vet out at least once a year for a physical and shots. We domesticated equine need west, tetanus and the five way shots if you are exposing us to other equine.

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Diet and Care For The Donkey?

We need our hay to be tested, come in below 10% sugar as we are from the desert remember how I told you this above? We need clean water, warm in the winter, a safe vitamin talk to your vet. We need shelter and we need a blanket in case we get sick or the weather is horrific we cant take it when it get’s in the 20’s we freeze to death and well some donkeys do die from extreme cold. If we are white and have pink on our lips we can get sunburned and even get skin cancer. We need our hooves picked out every day. We need kisses, hugs and a good ear rub but be careful as youngsters ears can be broken and never stand up again. What Time Of The Day Is The Safest To Let Us Graze? Morning.

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Flys

Please pick up the poop every day and compost it. We do not enjoy standing in our own poop and it brings flys. My mom uses fly predators ask her about them. Some times we need more help fly masks I like the ones with the strings on them and we need a fly sheet, even socks depending on where you live in the world.

Well that’s about it for now I am going back out to play and be a Mammoth Donkey! GOD really gave me a great forever home as I love my humans and my life. Have a great day!

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

Melody

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Posted by on September 2, 2014 in 2014, animals, donkey, health, horse, news

 

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