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  1. #41
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    So I have found another barn and am moving on May 1st. I plan on giving my
    notice this weekend, and that will be that.

    What really pushed me over the edge was the talk I had with the BO after
    the vets all did their thing, we knew that the horse clearly has strangles (from
    lab tests), and the dust had a chance to settle. I didn't say anything for several
    days until we got the horse squared away.

    I had a talk with her in the barn, and I told her that I had 2 issues with
    what happened - 1, that she didn't QT the new horse, and 2, that the
    barn help didn't catch on to the sick horse for 2 days. Her excuses were
    that she "didn't know" about QTing a new horse, that all she ever heard
    was to 'put them in seperate pastures'. <headslap!!!>

    Her response to my concerns over inexperienced help ? That she deserves a
    vacation (which she does), and that the person covering for her was not
    getting replaced, so that is just 'the way its going to be'.

    So, I started looking for a new barn.



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    I hope you are honest with the new barn with the strangles situation at your current barn, whether your horse has been vaccinated or not. We had a boarder choose to rent a field for 3 months to make sure her 3 horses would not bring anything to our barn. Her horses were never sick but there had been strangles at her previous barn. It was very much appreciated!



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    I have already discussed this with the new BO, and she understands.
    Even though my horse has been vaccinated for years for strangles, I
    plan on having the vet do labs/swabs on her to show that she is clear from
    strangles before I move her. She will also be QT'd from the other horses
    at the new farm for a while.

    So no worries - I am being responsible.


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  4. #44
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxyllsk View Post
    So I have found another barn and am moving on May 1st. I plan on giving my
    notice this weekend, and that will be that.

    What really pushed me over the edge was the talk I had with the BO after
    the vets all did their thing, we knew that the horse clearly has strangles (from
    lab tests), and the dust had a chance to settle. I didn't say anything for several
    days until we got the horse squared away.

    I had a talk with her in the barn, and I told her that I had 2 issues with
    what happened - 1, that she didn't QT the new horse, and 2, that the
    barn help didn't catch on to the sick horse for 2 days. Her excuses were
    that she "didn't know" about QTing a new horse, that all she ever heard
    was to 'put them in seperate pastures'. <headslap!!!>

    Her response to my concerns over inexperienced help ? That she deserves a
    vacation (which she does), and that the person covering for her was not
    getting replaced, so that is just 'the way its going to be'.

    So, I started looking for a new barn.

    I would stay at the place you are since your horse is at a barn that currently has a strangles outbreak. A horse exposed to it can carry it to others while never developing it themselves . I speak from experience.


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    Quote Originally Posted by candyappy View Post
    I would stay at the place you are since your horse is at a barn that currently has a strangles outbreak. A horse exposed to it can carry it to others while never developing it themselves . I speak from experience.
    QT at my current barn will be up next week, and I am staying another 30 days past that. As I stated, the vet is doing labs/swabs to make sure my horse is 'clean' . Plus she will be in QT at the new barn for at least 30 days. I am doing everything that my vet recommends.

    No way I am staying at this barn once I get the all-clear from the vet.



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