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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Big boy 4014 Locomotive passed Through my Backyard today!

The Big boy 4014 Locomotive passed through my backyard today. It was awesome! What a magnificent locomotive. Gorgeous!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

How to Care for Horse Wounds

How to care for horse wounds

Horses like all other pets and animals can occasionally graze and hurt themselves. To make sure the wound don't evolve into any bigger infections some steps should be followed to make sure they optimally recover.

Step 1- Examine 

Is the first step you should do when noticing your horse has a wound. Look closely and examine the wound. Look to see what type of wound it is, is it a bite or a scrape? Look at the surrounding skin to make sure it isn't a bigger problem that you need to immediately call the vet for. An inconspicuous puncture wound can be much more detrimental that a regular scrape. Also look to see if there are any other scrapes you need to address as well. You may also want to lightly press around the wound to see if it is deeper than a surface cut or if it has progressed into an abases, a pocket wound which could harbor bacteria.

Step 2- Wash out

After you've examined the wound its time to wash it out. Wash the wound out with cold clean water. Make sure to wash away any debris, dirt or blood from the site of the wound. This step is important because dirt and debris can lead to infection as well as an obstruction to the wound naturally closing on its own. A diluted betadine solution can be used to disinfect and clean out the wound as well with cold water. No matter what type of wound, always wash it out and clean the infected site. The wound should be cleaned once every 24 hours until healed.

Step 3- Compression bandage

Compression bandaging is important in that it will keep dirt and debris from entering the cut until it has a chance to heal. The wound should be cleaned and dressed every 24 hours. Though bandaging can be stopped when a layer of tissue forms over the wound, basically a scab. If you continue to bandage after a scab has formed you can get in the way of the healing process. You should continue to gently clean the wound with clean cold water to deter debris, but topicals and bandages are no longer needed after a scab has formed.

Step 4- Call the Vet

 It is always important to call your vet and make sure they know what's going on. Most likely it is nothing to worry about but it is always better to be safe. Be sure to provide details about the wound, about how long your horse has had the wound and if you can find how your horse acquired the wound. Also inform your vet what you have been doing to treat the wound. They may give you new tips on what to do or they may tell you to keep up what you are doing. Though if the wound seems to prolong for a period of time without resolving itself, then schedule an appointment with your vet. And do not forget to bring up any wounds or oddities at your horses next vet appointment. Overall,  all wounds are different.

So when your horse gets a wound remember to stay calm, looks can be very deceiving. Clean the wound thoroughly and frequently. Keeping the cut clean is vital. And compression bandage the cut. Compression bandaging will keep all nasty stuff out and stop potential bleeding. Finally, call your vet, they are experts on animal care and can help calm nerves in any situation.

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

10 Horse Questions with Answers

Are Horses Color Blind?

It is a typical misperception that steeds are completely partially blind, seeing the world just in shades of dim. This isn't valid, despite the fact that steeds do see shading another way than a human with ordinary shading vision does. Pony shading discernment is to some degree like that of a visually challenged human—who isn't really ignorant concerning shading, however sees it in an unexpected way. A steed sees just a few obvious wavelengths in the shading range. It sees blues and greens, yet not reds, so a red apple or orange carrot shows up as shades of green or darker to your steed.

Are Horses Dangerous?

They are commonly quiet creatures and are probably not going to harm an individual purposefully. Be that as it may, in view of their size and propensity to respond rapidly, a steed can without much of a stretch hurt you coincidentally. The absolute most basic approaches to be harmed by a steed are having your toes ventured on, being chomped, or tumbling off while riding.

Are Horses Mammals?

They fit the authority logical meaning of a warm-blooded animal: They bring forth live youthful that suckle milk from their moms. Steeds have hair, similar to every single other vertebrate, and are warm-blooded with a four-chambered heart. People, chimps, mutts, and felines are on the whole vertebrates, as well.

Is a Horse a Domestic Animal?

The cutting edge horse is a local creature, characterized as a species reared, conceived, raised, and utilized by people. Ponies were tamed around 5,600 years back. There are additionally a few crowds of unique local steed breeds still in presence in the wild, yet most alleged wild ponies are really residential breeds that have gotten away taming and turned out to be naturalized.

Could Horses See in the Dark?

They can see preferred in low light over people can, yet they can't find in pitch haziness. Ponies have a layer at the back of their eye called the tapetum lucidum, which reflects light more effectively than a human eye. This enables the steed to see preferable in low-light conditions over numerous different species.

Can Horses Sit?

They don't, for the most part, sit as characteristic conduct, however, they can be prepared to sit. Since it is an unnatural position, it is awkward for the pony to sit for quite a while.

Can a Horse Bite Your Finger Off?
They can nibble hard. As opposed to the piercing, tearing teeth of a flesh eater, steeds have the level pounding teeth of an omnivore. This implies they are probably not going to chop a finger off, yet can gravely pulverize it.

Ponies can leave frightful chomp blemishes on countenances and other body parts and have been known to rip noses and ears off. This is one more motivation behind why you ought to dependably check with the handler before moving toward a pony you don't have a clue about.

Will a Horse Give Birth to Twins?

They can bring forth twin foals. Lamentably, it's basic for one or the two twins to kick the bucket soon after birth. Mindful raisers will have female horses checked for twin pregnancies at an early stage, and if it's discovered the horse is conveying twin developing lives, one can be "squeezed," permitting the other to flourish and be effectively conceived. It's extremely irregular for twin foals to endure.

Will a Horse Sleep While Standing Up?

Truly, ponies can rest while holding up. A component in the joints of the front and rear leg locks when the steed drops one hip as it rests off into REM rest. Along these lines, the pony doesn't fall over while it dozes. As a hereditary adjustment, steeds rest facing permit them a speedy escape should a predator approach.

Do Horses Get Fleas?

They are not defenseless to bugs since these bugs are unfit to make a dinner of steed blood. In any case, steeds do get lice and other skin parasites.