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  1. I have no input other than to make a call to the...

    I have no input other than to make a call to the vet and watch for signs of infection.

    My mini donk would have done the SAME THING!!!!! :lol: He has an extreme facination with carrying anything...
  2. We LOVE our little guy!!!! I honestly don't...

    We LOVE our little guy!!!!

    I honestly don't even really count food as an expense with him. He cleans up the scraps from my geldings (TWHs) hay and eats literally a handful of soak plain beet pulp...
  3. Yes!

    After rehabbing my gelding from a SSFT bow this year, I am a huge fan of turnout. He is 9 months post injury and just as sound as ever and the bow was nasty to begin with. At first, he was stalled...
  4. Former Shin Splint Sufferer!

    I had shin splints over the course of the 15 years I tried to start a running plan. I ran in both Nikes and Mizunos without much success.

    I had been fitted for the Mizunos which were a stability...
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    My mini donkey had dropped so we gelded him this...

    My mini donkey had dropped so we gelded him this past April (he was 18 months). He went to the clinic in the event there were complications and came home the following day.

    Overall, I thought it...
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    Hahahaha... doesn't sound silly at all... our guy...

    Hahahaha... doesn't sound silly at all... our guy HATES water! :D We have never even tried to bathe him and overall he seems pretty neat and clean (even when shaggy).

    So the bumps will just...
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    Thanks Tamara... He was extremely hot during a...

    Thanks Tamara...

    He was extremely hot during a snap of weather we had and soaked through his coat. I guess no more clipping :no:. I used a 10 blade and you can't even tell I took the long stuff...
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    ITCHY Donkey... Help!

    My yearling mini donkey has been with us since last April. Last year, we body clipped him in late June because he wasn't shedding and his coat was wonderful.

    This summer, we did the same thing in...
  9. Two summers ago, we were wetting hay and giving...

    Two summers ago, we were wetting hay and giving Tri-Hist or Dex as needed to our poor old man. We were able to wean him off this regimine that winter and onto:

    SmartBreathe
    1 oz. whole flaxseed...
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    He came to me with the crest in the summer of...

    He came to me with the crest in the summer of 2010. He was at a rescue facility for a few years prior to that and who knows what his background is from there! The crest seems to have not changed at...
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    After soaked it equals: * 3 cups plain beet...

    After soaked it equals:

    * 3 cups plain beet and alfalfa cube mush 2x a day (pre-soaked it's just about nothing :lol:)

    * Free choice (last year's hay) - 2 horses and the mini donk on the farm...
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    Remission isn't working - MagOx?

    I have had my gelding (TWH) on Remission since last August for a thick cresty neck. His neck has softened but there hasn't been a significant change. He has been on the full dose the entire time. ...
  13. Hugs for you.... I like to believe once we...

    Hugs for you....

    I like to believe once we send them over the bridge they are "perfect."

    Tommy is perfect now....
  14. I had a little guy gelding mid april and would...

    I had a little guy gelding mid april and would have had the farrier work on him. He barely acted as if he had surgery! Very resilient!
  15. PM sent. Hugs....

    PM sent.

    Hugs....
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    I have been doing shift work for 11 years.... my...

    I have been doing shift work for 11 years.... my nights shifts are 10pm-6am and I work four days straight with two days off. My horses are at home but even when they weren't I was MUCH sharper if I...
  17. Rehabbing tendon the "old fashioned" way

    My gelding tore his suspensory (high) about two months ago when our footing was at it's worst. He is low key and we have been able to rehab his using stall rest and daily turnout in a small paddock....
  18. Well he is home!!! :) My fiance picked him up...

    Well he is home!!! :)

    My fiance picked him up tonight while I was working and I just came in from checking on him. Apparently he marched into the barn like he owned the place... well he does......
  19. Thanks for the vaseline tip!!! What a great idea!

    Thanks for the vaseline tip!!! What a great idea!
  20. I'm so glad we decided to geld him... he is the...

    I'm so glad we decided to geld him... he is the only mini donkey here and my only intact. We also have no mares on site but he was getting extremely herd bound and dominant with the big guys even at...
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    On the recommendation of our vet, we just hauled...

    On the recommendation of our vet, we just hauled our mini donkey in yesterday for gelding. They wanted to do him at the clinic in the event any complications arised. Also, he was an extremely...
  22. Thank you so far! He is 24/7 turnout with...

    Thank you so far!

    He is 24/7 turnout with access to the stalls. He was extremely active before the surgery and would often play hard by himeself so hoping our encouragement will keep him going.
    ...
  23. Little guy is at the vet getting gelding-what to expect when he comes home?

    Our mini donkey jack went in this AM for his gelding. Luckily, he dropped and is in great health. He is a year and half old.

    Just looking for tips, tricks, personal stories for what to expect...
  24. Thread: donkey talk

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    We became donkey owners last year when we bought...

    We became donkey owners last year when we bought our first miniature weanling jack. We looked for awhile and finally decided the time was right. He has been an amazing adventure since day one!!!! ...
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    I was also lucky enough to design my small...

    I was also lucky enough to design my small farmette to accomodate 24/7 turnout for horses who were alone for 12-14hrs. a day. I work shift work and due to the nature of what I do sometimes get...
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