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Freeze Brand Preparation & Application

Veterinary Services
12-31-21

Freeze Branding Freeze branding is a very cold branding iron, I prefer the commercially made brass irons. L+H Branding Irons in North Dakota is where I have purchase them over the years. With freeze branding the pigment follicle responsible for the color of your horse can be changed while leaving the growth follicle (hair) intact. After healing, the hair that will grow back will be white in color and give...

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A Foal’s First Year of Life Care

Foaling and Breeding
12-30-21

First 24 hours: Have a veterinarian perform a newborn foal exam and pull blood for assessment of Passive Transfer (i.e., foal’s blood IgG levels after consumption of colostrum).  Any irregular findings or concerns during this visit can then be discussed and a plan created to move forward with to try and maximize the foal’s neonatal health and long-term success.  This is also a crucial time to identify any limb conformation...

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A Mare’s Stages of Delivery

Foaling and Breeding
12-29-21

Labor is divided into 3 stages: Stage 1 begins with the onset of contractions and generally lasts one to two hours. Even in a normal delivery, the mare may stand up, lie down and roll several times in an effort to properly position the foal for delivery. During this phase, contractions move the foal through the cervix and into position in the birth canal. The fetal membranes (allantois) may become...

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Pre-Purchasing a Horse…What do I need to know?

Vet Blast
05-3-20

Have your horse “vetted out.” Your veterinarian should be contacted and requested to perform a pre-purchase examination of any horse you might consider purchasing.  A pre-purchase examination is entirely different from a veterinary examination pertaining to normal vaccinations, deworming, or any other sort of veterinary procedure.  Generally, horses are sold with no warranties, with some limits, and if the buyer elects not to have the horse “vetted out,” the buyer...

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TEACHING YOUR STALLION TO USE A PHANTOM MARE

Stallions
05-2-20

Through the years, Bandalero Ranch has taught many stallions both young and old to use a phantom mare. Most stallions will mount readily and can be collected successfully with relatively few attempts. It is difficult to predict how a stallion will act until teaching begins. A stallion whose behavior is “quiet” or those stallions slow to breed may take more time due to their timidity, or low libido, however they...

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Searching for Information on the Internet

Uncategorized
05-1-20

The internet is a remarkable resource readily available at our fingertips, anytime any day.  How do you know what you are reading is accurate?  How do you know if that source can be trusted?  Below are some helpful tips to help interpret the abundance of equine-related articles out there on the internet. Well known sites: Start with sites you know and check the date. Anything older than five years of...

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Dental Myths

Dental Health
04-29-20

Myths of Equine Dentistry Written by Carl Mitz, Bandalero’s Equine Dental Provider Only old horses need to be floated. I feed corn, so my horse doesn’t need to be floated. Fat horses surely won’t need to be floated. I do not ride my horse(s), so they don’t need to be floated. These statements are simply not true! All horses require routine dental maintenance, from cap extractions, tooth extractions, floating, molar...

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Vesticular Stomatitis Confirmed in Arizona 4-22-2020

Vet Blast
04-28-20

Vesicular Stomatitis The Cochise County horse marks Arizona’s first confirmed case of vesicular stomatitis virus for 2020. In its April 22 Situation Report, the Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed Arizona’s first case of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) for 2020. As a result, one premises in Cochise County is under quarantine. Cochise is Arizona’s southeastern-most county. In light of the...

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Bandalero’s Equine Dental Provider

Dental Health
04-28-20

Carl Mitz Certified Dental Provider Carl Mitz joined Bandalero’s team over ten years ago. Together Dr. Lindholm and Carl make a valuable team for Arizona residents providing routine dental care of equines. Carl brings his dental expertise to Bandalero clientele bi-annually. Carl has over 35 years in Equine Dentistry and is a third-generation horseman. He has held State Racing Licenses in Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Arkansas, and Florida to provide dental...

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Choosing a Stallion and What to Consider!

Foaling and Breeding
04-17-20

Choosing the right stallion can be difficult and finding the right veterinarian is one of the most important aspects. Look for someone who specializes in breeding or has been breeding horses for many years. A skilled veterinarian will help make the process go smoother. Consider everything you like about your mare; attitude, confirmation, performance skill as well as what you don’t like about her. Be critical and ask others. If...

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