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post #31 of 37 Old 02-14-2010, 08:11 AM
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Seen as it's more painful (even if it is for a short period of time) should the horses not receive an anesthetic? If they did, I'd be pperfectly okay with it.
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post #32 of 37 Old 02-14-2010, 08:31 AM
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Personally, I've had my horses given a shot of ACE before I've had them branded - they were all older horses. I used to use the hot method but now prefer freeze branding.

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post #33 of 37 Old 02-14-2010, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Lunachick View Post
Seen as it's more painful (even if it is for a short period of time) should the horses not receive an anesthetic? If they did, I'd be pperfectly okay with it.
In large herds, this is more money than its worth. That's like giving you anesthetic for getting a vaccination in your arm. Sure it hurts for ten seconds and its a little sore afterward, but life goes on.
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post #34 of 37 Old 02-15-2010, 06:32 PM
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the horses in the vids that people on here have posted dont even flinch.......hmm........... i guess its so hot(or cold) they don't feel it except for a brief feeling of cold until its over.
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post #35 of 37 Old 02-15-2010, 07:01 PM
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Meh, hot branding is not really that bad, a big ouch and a little soreness and life goes on...probably less pain than experienced after a castration of biggie

unless you are this guy! hehehehe moohoohahahahah!

I like playing it over and over, it gets funnier each time I do it... maybe someone should tell him that that is not a good place to stand especially if there is a situation where there is a high likelihood the horse is going to be upset(ya know like having a hot piece of metal stick to his ass hehehehe)!

ETA:All jokes aside, that guy actually died after the kick... just found out...

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post #36 of 37 Old 02-15-2010, 07:30 PM
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Honeysuga - Ok I laughed until I read your edit. Now I feel bad....

Kevin I laughed outloud when I read your comment! We freeze branded some cows in school. They didn't like it very much, but got over it quickly. Probably would've gone better if there wasn't a bunch of prisses doing it.

Like some other people I think branding still serves a purpose. It's a quick visual method of identifying the horse. With a microchip you've got to scan it and if it migrates it's going to take a while longer, if you ever find it.
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post #37 of 37 Old 02-16-2010, 04:19 AM
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I don't see the big deal - I' ve personally branded horses and if done properly it is a quick procedure that causes little trauma. I've never seen microchipping done, but isn't the horse exposed to TQ to have it done? Remember that TQ is not withour risk and can cause the horse stress in and of itself. Is there care required at the sight afterwards? I've cared for a horse where an abscess formed around the chip - now that was a mess. Freeze branding is not all it's cracked up to be either. I work with Standardbreds now so I've seen some CRAZY messed up tattoos.
I say while you are well intentioned, your efforts may be more beneficial to the animal in the long run if focused on another aspect of their wellfare. Just my humble opinion.

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