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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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Colostrum 101

Foaling and Breeding
04-17-20

Mares Colostrum Collection and Storage By Patrick M. McCue, DVM, PhD, Diplomate American College of Theriogenologists, Colorado State University https://www.arssales.com/colostrum_101.html Colostrum is the thick, sticky yellow fluid produced by the mammary gland of the mare during the last few weeks of pregnancy. It is comprised of carbohydrates, fats, proteins and electrolytes. Colostrum is rich in antibodies that are critically important for immune protection of the newborn foal. The process by...

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The First 24 Hours After Foaling

Foaling and Breeding
04-17-20

Your new foal has arrived! You are full of joy and overwhelmed with excitement. However, your job is not done. Over the next 24 hours after birth, it is important to continue to observe the mare and foal closely. Look for the following, and pay special attention to nursing: The foal should be breathing normally. The foal should be bright and alert to its new surroundings. The foal should make...

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NI Screening / Jaundice Foal Disease

Foaling and Breeding
04-17-20

Prior to foaling it is important to screen the mare for Neonatal Isoerythrolysis (NI), also known as “Jaundice Foal Disease”. An “NI Positive” mare is one that will produce antibodies in her colostrum that will attack the foal’s red blood cells once the foal has absorbed the antibodies. These antibodies were formed by the mare in response to exposure to a blood type different from her own. This can occur...

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