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Treating Streptococcus equi in Your Donkey

While abscesses to the skin or the hoof may be relatively easy to identify in your donkey, it is possible for your donkey to also develop abscesses to its internal organs. One such example of Streptococcus equi, which is a type of infection that leads to abscesses of internal organs as well as in the lymph nodes that are located below the ear and in the throat. 

Treating the Abscess

Depending on the nature of the abscess and its location, your veterinarian may do one of several things to Treating Streptococcus equi in Your Donkey. For example, the veterinarian may apply a poultice to draw the abscess to the surface. Your veterinarian may also lance the abscess and then irrigate the wound. Or, a combination of these treatment methods may be necessary.When your veterinarian treats the abscess, you should ask that they take a sample of the pus in order to identify the type of bacteria that has caused the infection. This will help to determine the type of antibiotics to use to further treat the abscess, if necessary. It will also help you to determine whether or not you need to isolate the donkey in order to keep it from infecting other animals. Contact your veterinarian to learn more. 

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Recognizing Abscesses in Your Donkey

Did you know that abscesses can be a potential health issue for donkeys? Recognizing abscesses in your donkey and knowing how they are caused is the first step toward helping your donkey recover from this condition.

Where Do Abscesses Occur?

Abscesses may occur anywhere on your donkey’s body or even in its internal organs. They are most commonly found in the hoof or beneath the skin. It is here where the pressure may build up and cause the abscess to rupture. A ruptured abscess can expel a significant amount of pus depending upon its size. 

What Causes Abscesses?

Abscesses are caused when a foreign body or an infection causes the donkey’s body to produce and accumulate white blood cells. This results in the formation of pus as your donkey’s immune system begins to wall off the foreign body or infection. Abscesses to the hoof are most commonly caused by something sharp either puncturing the hoof or getting lodged into the hoof. 

How Can I Recognize and Abscess?

Abscesses on the body are usually easy to recognize due to the sore that develops, particularly after it ruptures and expels ps. If the infection grows deep into the tissues, your donkey may also exhibit signs of lameness. If you suspect an abscess has occurred, it is essential to contact a veterinarian right away in order to prevent the issues from worsening. 

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Keeping Your Horse Healthy with the Right Hay

When caring for your horse, the type of feed that you provide is an essential part of keeping it healthy. This includes being sure to provide high-quality hay while also offering other feeding options other than hay.

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Deadly Pasture Plants: Part 3

In this third and final installment of toxic plants that may be found in your pasture, we will look at more plants to watch out for and to eliminate from your horse’s diet.

Lamb’s Quarters

Also known as pigweed or goosefoot, lamb’s quarters is characterized by smooth, light-colored leaves and a woody red stem. As such, it rather resembles a small, green cluster of cauliflower. Horses are unlikely to eat this plant if other feed is available. In addition, large amounts of the plant need to be consumed in order to take effect. Symptoms of lamb’s quarters ingestion include:

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Keep the Earth Healthy with by Following the Proper Large Animal Removal Procedures

Large animal removal

Large animal removal is a process that needs to be taken seriously and done correctly. After all, if animal carcasses are improperly disposed, it can result in a community health hazard. Not only can the carcass attract bugs and scavengers, but the decomposing carcass can pollute nearby water sources and even pollute the air through the release of carbon.

Large Animal Removal and Burial

Large Animal Removal and Burial –

While you may think that your one horse or large animal will make a difference, the reality is that there are an estimated 9.2 million horses in the United States. This means there are approximately 300,000 horses each year that need to be composted, buried or rendered, and this doesn’t even count the many new horses that will be born over the years. If each of these horses weighs 1,000 pounds, that equates to approximately 150,000 tons of flesh, tissue and bone that needs to be disposed. Read More