One of my so-called friends telephoned offering up a free horse. He's supposedly very friendly, trained, polite. In other words, a great horse. The problem is that the horse has had Strangles. He's supposedly not contagious, and is over the disease.
I read up on the sickness, but couldn't find any advice if it made sense to take responsibility for this animal. Does anyone know anything about horses, and would you buy a horse like this for your home? Of course, I'd have a vet and a horse expert look at him before making any decisions.
it depends on if he is over the disease If the guttural pouches have burst and drained and healed up get him but not until he is over it ,he is no longer contagious at that point . if a horse has had it before they will never get it again I believe they are then immune to it , but if you go look at this horse and he is still draining wash your hands because you can carry the infection to your horses if they have never had it . Suzanne
2 children Steven and Leila permitted 006 RCM Dairy Paprika 3/4 Jersey 1/4 Highland/Angus/Herford 2018 heifer Cookie 3/4 jersey 1/4 Hereford 2017 JC a Jersey or cross heifer Emmy a Galiceno pony Tonta the rescue Mustang pony some goats and the ever changing bottle calves
You need to realize that once folks are aware you have animals, and that you take excellent care of them, an increasing tide will beat against your door, wanting to move in. There are far too few homes like ours. Wait long enough and there will be a GIRAFFE needing a good home! I was startled one time when my vet said, "We've got you on our 'sucker' list." He was kidding but also serious.
Milkmaid to Katika, Canadienne x Jersey born 5/12/2002 Moxie, Jersey rescue heifer, born 8/2009 Rocky, Katika's steer calf, born 4/27/2010 Duke Wayne, foster Jersey bull calf born 10/10/10 Phoenix (Fee), Katika's heifer calf, born 7/3/2011 Birch, 25-year-old Azteca gelding 11 Clun Forest and cross ewes dogs and cat
I recently purchased a horse that carried strangles to my farm, the new horse was old enough and had been vaccinated for it so he had a mild case and his pouches did not burst. approximately 2 week later my daughters pony, who had also been vaccinated for it contracted it and hers did burst, but healed fine. They also do not need to be vaccinated for strangles once they have had it, going along with what suzanne said. Young horses are usually more at risk of getting very sick from it than an older horse, in my experience, but I am not an expert just an animal lover.
Miss Italy- milking shorthorn cow Moonlight- Percheron mare Lady-paint mare Gemini-Gypsy Vanner x colt Patches the pony 6 Togg goats chickens, guineas, ducks, geese, cats, dogs 1 wonderful husband, 1 sweet daughter, 1 Baby Boy!
We had strangles go through the farm where we were keeping our horses/ponies...this was before we bought our own place and could keep them here. It was a long haul getting so many there through the wave upon wave that strangles brought. Most of those affected swelled up in the neck/throat area and burst with huge drainage of pus. None were lost and all healed with no long term difficulties. It was more a case of major inconvenience than anything else. We've been told (as others have mentioned) that once a horse has had strangles, it will never contract it again.
I'm curious, is this similar to mumps in people? Anyone know? Kim in VA
Irrespective of disease, I will repeat what I state in KFC. It very rarely works out happily to keep a horse in the same space with cows. A horse wants to be dominant and a horse is an innate tease. The horse will stand so his butt faces the cows, a signal which cows well understand. It means "All the hay and water is mine and don't ever forget it." If you have a horse, plan to keep it in its own space. Plan to have somebody teach you how to safely pick up and clean his feet every day and put on and take off a blanket safely.
I concur with Selden and others, plan for that girafffe.
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