Donna, I also looked at your website - I love Faux Finish she is lovely, I went and had a look at the sire she is in foal too - I can't believe you sent the mare off to an EVA positive stallion and then brought the mare back to your stud..... And trying to sell the foal in-utero when if she has EVA could abort the foal at any time - I DON'T SEE YOU PUBLICISING THAT TO THE FORUM OR ANYONE WHO VISITS YOUR SITE. So I guess we can all say we have skeletons in our closet. You advertise to export your horses, lots of countries outside of America won't except horses with EVA - I think you should be more upfront.
OMG. I cannot BELIEVE
how completely stupid and uninformed you are. Let me educate YOU
so that you don't go shooting off YOUR
mouth and looking like a total ass in the process
I live in Canada. Have done so all my life. Faux Finish was shipped to my trainer in Pennsylvania, USA in March 2007 and I have not seen her since nor has she come back to Canada for even one day in that time frame.
She was INSEMINATED
with semen from Redwine in May 2009 (she wasnt *** SENT ***
anywhere) and stayed at the farm she is at in PA
Kindly tell me how she is planning on "infecting" my stud, my property, my animals when she is 500 miles away?????
She was vaccinated for EVA prior to breeding. Let me NOW
explain how EVA vaccinations work. The animal needs testosterone to keep the EVA virus alive. The last time I checked, Faux Finish didnt have any of that ... :roll:
For a period of 21 days, she MAY
infect other animals on the property if she sneezes on them and they inhale that nasal discharge. She didnt. She was kept with other mares that were also bred to Redwine and all of them are fine and no one has aborted. In fact she just passed her 60 day check with flying colours ...
Once this 21 days period has ended - that's it. The mare may show positive TITERS
for EVA (in the exact same manner that a horse will show positive titers for WNV if he/she has been vaccinated for West Nile, but they wont actually HAVE
WNV!) but since she doesnt have testosterone in her system to maintain the EVA with, it dies off
She has no more chance of having an EVA positive foal in April 2010 than she has of popping out a baby elephant instead ...
... and she has just as much / same / less chance of aborting no matter WHO
she was bred to and it makes diddley squat worth of difference who that stallion was, unless he has defective semen for some reason ...
Kathy at Equine Reproduction has put some excellent articles on their website for those that do have questions or concerns about EVA and other breeding related issues. I STRONGLY
suggest you make it a point of reading them, rather than spewing out this total garbage to the masses and trying to make it sound like you know what you are talking about
May I suggest you read: http://www.equine-reproduction.com/a...esentation.pdf
And: Equine Viral Arteritis
And: EVA Factfile
Hmmm ... let me put this in context ..
I have an imported stallion from Germany, the full brother of an impeccable bred stallion purchased at auction by Paul Schockemohle
Simply because you have/had the MONEY
to purchase an "impeccably bred stallion" doesnt make you an expert, IMO anyhow. THAT
has to be earned, not shoved down our throats because of what you bought
And yes - don't worry. My background is the jumper and the hunter ring. I *think*
I have heard Paul's name being bandied about once or twice anyhow ...
... and I may have actually ridden against him in a class or two when he was over here showing in Canada many years ago ...
YOU CAN"T NOT CHANGE THE LOOK OF THIS HEAD OR ALIKE otherwise he would look like the mare from Colorworld..... You shouldn't make such ridiculous statements, it shows that you are jealous and don't have a clue what your talking about.
Oh ... you sure can and that is exactly what looks to have been done. The last time I checked, halters didnt fit skin tight under their jowls - you actually had leather sticking down under their heads and a ring under the nose piece as well and it clearly shows where the greenery and fence lines have been altered as well around his face and neck.
Why not show him in all of his "unaltered" glory instead?