UGA ADSC 2010 - Finishing up The Daily Life of a Horse Owner
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ADSC 2010 Lecture 39Outline of Last LectureI. A Day in the Life of a Horse FarmerA. 7:30: Feed Horsesa. Myth #1b. Horse Quirksc. Myth #2B. 8:30: Water HorsesOutline of Current Lecture I. 9:00: Turn Out HorsesII. 9:30: Clean StallsIII. 11:30: Farrier VisitIV. 1:30: Vet Visit (Routine)V. 2:30: Vet Visit (Non-RoutineVI. 3:30: Fix FencesVII. 5:30: Feed AgainVIII. 6:30: Ride HorsesIX. 7-8 p.m.Current Lecture: I. 9:00: Turn Out Horses- Stalls = pony prison- Turnout is extremely importanto Exercise, intense exercise Musculoskeletal healtho Mentalo Nutrition: grazing, movement  higher gut motility II. 9:30: Clean Stalls- Cleanliness is important to horse healtho Ammonia build-up is harmful to the eyes and lungso Manure build-up is harmful to hooves Thrush: frog digestion by bacteria- AestheticsIII. 11:30: Farrier Visit (Blacksmith)- Every 4-12 weeks- No hoof, no horse: keep good hoof quality or it’ll be painful and hard to work horse- Shoes: all horses do not need shoesIV. 1:30: Vet Visit (Routine)- Coggins: Test for EIA (like HIV)o Yearly, no treatment/vaccine- Vaccinationso Twice yearly (Can vaccinate yourself) Strangles (Horse-Horse Respiratory) West Nile & Encephalitis Eastern and Western (Transmitted by Mosquitos) Influenza (Respiratory) Herpes Virus (Rhinopneumonitis)- Respiratory- Pregnant Horses 5-7-9 month vacc.- Neurological formo Yearly Rabies and Tetanus (bacteria in soil)- Internal Parasite controlo Ascarids (roundworms), Tapeworms, Large/Small Strongyles, Bots, Pinwoms Anthelmintic, Pasture/Manure Management  Deworm every 3 months & Rotate Chemicals: Ivermectin and then Ivermectin with Proziquantil  Now targeted Deworming?- Dentalso Yearlyo Float TeethV. 2:30: Vet Visit (Non-Routine)- Colico Belly Paino Rolling ,sweating, looking/kicking at abdomen, elevated vital signs- Lamenesso Arthritiso Navicular: tendon rubs against Navicular bone  cut nerveo Abscess - InjuryVI. 3:30: Fix Fences- Maint. Of facilities is importanto Safety for horses and humanso No sharp objects, nothing left in field, etc.- Proper fencing is keyVII. 5:30: Feed Again- Space feedings out (GRAIN: .75% body weight)- Feed at Regular IntervalsVIII. 6:30: Ride Horses- Exercise- forced- FunIX. 7-8 p.m.- Go Home

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