Horses! and other beloved 'farm' animals

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Post by WriteItDown » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:01 pm

Hello

Addressing the question of gray horse melanomas. The consensus is that melanomas in grey horses are indeed genetically influenced and it has to do with abnormal metabolism and distribution of melanin. Sun exposure is probably not involved. Skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma ) i :) s a sun-related disease and occurs in hypopigmented horses, usually on the face but other places too e.g. Anal area, prepuce. Melanomas are usually not malignant, they can get bigger but don't easily metastasize. Take them off surgically and they are gone. SCC is bad and difficult to get rid of.

Sun protectants for humans can be and are used on horses. They don't stay on real long. As far as some industrial paint, I would imagine that would be toxic if painted on a horse. Nice idea though :)


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Post by Azastan » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:17 pm

As I've posted, I have a special interest in grey horses, so I keep a close eye on them for signs of malignant melanoma. I never had any removed from the one horse who did have melanomas, though.



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:20 pm

My cousin and her husband worked at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, last century. They had lots of insider info. One piece of track advice- Always bet on a gray horse on a rainy day. It didn't work at Keeneland.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:20 pm

tek wrote:
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cross-reference: http://thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 75#p953375
Interesting.....


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:51 pm

BEWARE YOUR MEANDERINGS, FOGGY

https://patch.com/new-hampshire/concord ... s-trespass
Bill Would Punish New Hampshire Fowl Owners If Birds Trespass

Under the bill, anyone who knowingly, recklessly or negligently allows their domestic fowl to enter someone else's property without permission can be convicted of a violation if the birds damage crops or property.

A constituent's frustration with a neighbor's ducks spurred the legislation. Loudon Republican Rep. Michael Moffett told a legislative panel on Tuesday that he's heard similar complaints from a man who claims his neighbor has used chickens as a "form of harassment and provocation."

"How do we determine whether it's a wild duck or a domestic duck that's going across the property?" said Democratic Rep. Larry Laflamme of Berlin.

"Chickens are clearly domesticated, ducks are kinda a gray area," Moffett said.


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Post by maydijo » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:04 pm

Our neighbours used to have geese. We adored the neighbours, but the geese were terrible. They were constantly over in our yard, yelling at us, chasing the kids when they were toddlers, and pooping everywhere. The neighbours tried to keep them contained to their own property; but they were free-range geese and the properties around here have sheep fences, not geese fences, so they'd wander. We hated to see the neighbours go, but we were quite pleased when the geese left. They also had turkeys. One turkey, a jenny, was incredibly friendly with the kids and would follow them around curiously. The tom was a nasty piece of work. He'd attack us every time. We used to feed and water their animals when they were on holidays. We'd let the kids do most of it, but when it came time to replace the turkey's water, either my husband or myself would grab a broomstick to act as defense while the other moved as quickly as possible to change the water. Our neighbours were lovely; but yes, I can see how people could use their birds to harass their neighbours.



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DU: Dog Caught Secretly Riding One-Eyed Pony When Owners Aren't Home



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Post by Judge Roy Bean » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:43 pm

Don't know if you got to see this last night, but I found it fascinating.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-clones-of-polo/


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:58 pm

Judge Roy Bean wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:43 pm
Don't know if you got to see this last night, but I found it fascinating.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-clones-of-polo/
Thanks for sharing. What a different echelon of horse experience.


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Post by Sageandcows » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:08 pm

His cloning results are fascinating. It may work for the short term, but when breeding you are trying to improve each generation,so these horses may not be as good as the naturally created horses a few years down the road. But, consistency should not be overlooked... especially when it applies to breeding a good minded individual.



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Post by Azastan » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:54 pm

The Polo Pony rescues are already not happy.



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Post by tek » Sat May 19, 2018 4:54 pm

An ancient horse was found in Pompeii’s ashes, as well as a street of grand houses
http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/science ... story.html

The story notes that horses were smaller back then, perhaps :sterngard: has first-hand info

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Post by tek » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:40 pm

Finally got to meet the current grandpony (though daughter.tek has owned him for several months)
He's just a wee lad, 3 years old.
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I was summoned to the (old) barn to help load for the trip to the new barn.. He was pretty unenthusiastic about this, it took a bucket of grain and my best Dr Doolittle to get him up..
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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:02 pm

Cute palomino.



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Post by Azastan » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:24 pm

tek wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:40 pm
Finally got to meet the current grandpony (though daughter.tek has owned him for several months)
Very handsome! What breed?



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Post by tek » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:01 am

Deutsches Reitpony (German Riding Pony)


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:55 am

tek wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:01 am
Deutsches Reitpony (German Riding Pony)
Congrats to the Grandparents Tek. He's a handsome young fellow. Name?


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Post by tek » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:28 am

well...

I'm not sure what his official name is, but he goes by "Tonka" .. named by daughter.tek's husband.. ("because he's yellow")


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Post by RVInit » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:47 am

:lovestruck: Now that is a handsome boy!


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Post by tek » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:06 pm

OK, now I know:
his official legal name is “Gold Nugget DRF” (2015, x Hilken’s Go for Gold)


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Post by Boxley » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:52 pm

The German Riding Ponies I have met have been wonderful. Did you know that they are also talented carriage ponies?

I had to put my beloved Morgan driving horse, Stonewall, down as he had some sort of Motor Neuron deficiency that caused his back end to walk out of kilter. It also affected his tail usage and made him incontinent. He was treated for EPM but did not improve so I don't really know what the diagnosis was.

In a fit of grief over his passing, I bought a horse from a killpen in Louisiana. As any horse person knows, this could have gone wrong in so many ways. But "Charles" seems to be calm and willing. His conformation is lovely and I may just have him trained as a carriage horse because when he trots, his feet don't touch the ground.

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