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    02-24-2008, 11:39 PM
  #1
Foal
PMU Horses

Hello Everyone!
I just wanted to pass the word around about PMU horses. There is a great site at www.pmurescue.org. These are great horses that need a home. I wish I could adopt a couple of them, but they are all located out west and I can't get out there, not to mention I do not own my own place yet, and board can get a little outrageous on the east coast. Anyhow, I just wanted to pass it along just in case anyone is in the market for a new horse. Have a good night all!!
     
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    02-25-2008, 11:24 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Ok.... now I'm going crazy..... don't make fun, but could someone tell me what PMU stands for.... I've heard it a lot lately, but I'm not quite sure......if you feel like explaing more about it too that'd be great..... I might be getting a new horse soon and it might be something to look into
     
    02-25-2008, 11:53 PM
  #3
Showing
Interesting topic.

I would be interested to read what kind of experiences people have had with PMU foals.
     
    02-25-2008, 11:53 PM
  #4
Showing
Interesting topic.

I would be interested to read what kind of experiences people have had with PMU foals.
     
    02-25-2008, 11:54 PM
  #5
Showing
Interesting topic.

I would be interested to read what kind of experiences people have had with PMU foals.
     
    02-26-2008, 04:18 AM
  #6
Weanling
PMU horses come from Canada PMU stands for pregnant mares urine it is used for medicines containing estrogyn.They Breed horses to get the urine (usally draft breeds for bladder size) the mares are then kept in tiny tie stalls where the urine is collected once the mare foals they slaughter the foal and breed the mare again.Since people have found out about it alot of the foals are shipped here and sold off dirt cheap.PMU horses are great horses and since alot are draft crosses are starting to make thier way into the hunter/jumper world.Doctors have found out that taking estrogyn isnt good anymore or they found somthing else or somthing.Anyways they arnt needing pregnant mares urine as much and may have or will be closing soon.We used to have a place in Sisters Or. Where they would get foals(like 600 at least a year) then sell them for like 200-800 dollars for yearlings They kept some of them and trained them and leased them out to resorts for trail rides and carriage horses. After the place in Canada where they were getting them from closed they got alot of their mares and sold them also I think places like that are great that take horses from a bad situation and give them a second chance. Keep in mind before purchasing alot of these horses havent have proper handing hope this helps and anyone feel free to correct me if im wrong about any of this,it was just what I was told by the Lazy Z ranch for more info about them go to http://www.pmurescue.org/org_profile.php?orgid=37
     
    02-26-2008, 12:57 PM
  #7
Showing
Arastangrider is partially right...

Pregnant mare's urine contains a hormone that we human women can use to help depression and other effects of menopause - the product that they make the hormone in the urine is called Premarin - PREgnant MARes urINe.
Premarin has been rendered useless because scientists have found a cheaper synthetic hormone to use in medications.

.. just in addition, I think there is a large lawsuit out against Premarin (and similar drugs) because there might be a link between it and cancer... can anyone confirm this?

The PMU (Pregnant Mares' Urine) foals are simply a by-product of the money-making hormone that is found in the urine... but they aren't usually killed at the ranch - the PMU ranch owners usually run the foals through an auction and inadvertently the meat buyers buy some because they are so cheap.
However: a lot of these PMU ranchers rely on rescues to buy these foals from them and then adopt them out to good people .. however, by doing this, they are creating a market for these PMU foals.. think puppy mill if you will.
Anyways, the PMU ranchers usually won't kill the foals, they will sell them off to make a few extra bucks.

As I said, the market for PMU for the hormone has been put out of business by the synthetic drug, so most (if not all) PMU barns have shut down.

What confounds me is that years ago (when I was thinking of getting a PMU foal) the foals were $300, maybe $600, and now I look at the website in the first post and most of the horses are for sale for over $500 - even getting into the multi-thousands of dollars.. does this sound like a rescue?
To me it doesn't. Rescue horses should be for sale for the few hundreds' range, not thousands.
     
    02-26-2008, 06:56 PM
  #8
Foal
PMU stands for Pregnant Mare Urine. It is used in medication for woman gonig through menopause. They have recently discovered some side effects of the medication, so I think alot of PMU farms are closing down. It is a good thing because of what the mares go through while they are collecting the urine from them, not to mention what their fate is when they are no longer used. Hope this helps some.
     
    02-26-2008, 09:05 PM
  #9
Green Broke
Wow. I had never heard about it before. I think I'll look into that when it comes time for me to get a horse. I love drafts!!
     
    02-28-2008, 02:17 AM
  #10
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
Arastangrider is partially right...

Pregnant mare's urine contains a hormone that we human women can use to help depression and other effects of menopause - the product that they make the hormone in the urine is called Premarin - PREgnant MARes urINe.
Premarin has been rendered useless because scientists have found a cheaper synthetic hormone to use in medications.

.. just in addition, I think there is a large lawsuit out against Premarin (and similar drugs) because there might be a link between it and cancer... can anyone confirm this?

The PMU (Pregnant Mares' Urine) foals are simply a by-product of the money-making hormone that is found in the urine... but they aren't usually killed at the ranch - the PMU ranch owners usually run the foals through an auction and inadvertently the meat buyers buy some because they are so cheap.
However: a lot of these PMU ranchers rely on rescues to buy these foals from them and then adopt them out to good people .. however, by doing this, they are creating a market for these PMU foals.. think puppy mill if you will.
Anyways, the PMU ranchers usually won't kill the foals, they will sell them off to make a few extra bucks.

As I said, the market for PMU for the hormone has been put out of business by the synthetic drug, so most (if not all) PMU barns have shut down.

What confounds me is that years ago (when I was thinking of getting a PMU foal) the foals were $300, maybe $600, and now I look at the website in the first post and most of the horses are for sale for over $500 - even getting into the multi-thousands of dollars.. does this sound like a rescue?
To me it doesn't. Rescue horses should be for sale for the few hundreds' range, not thousands.
thanks for clearing that up I didnt mean that they killed the foals right there sorry if I wasnt clear
     

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