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post #31 of 56 Old 06-07-2016, 08:06 AM
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Be glad she has a brand. Branded horses are less likely to be stolen. My horse has a brand, and I keep a vanity brand on him.
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post #32 of 56 Old 06-07-2016, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Is there such a thing as maternity leave when you get a new horse??
There should be!
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post #33 of 56 Old 06-07-2016, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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Be glad she has a brand. Branded horses are less likely to be stolen. My horse has a brand, and I keep a vanity brand on him.
Horse theft isn't really a big thing around here. In fact, I've never heard of horses being stolen. But I understand why people do it. I just like the look of a clean horse without the brand. A lip tattoo would serve the same purpose without altering the horse's appearance so much.

So will the skin all flake off? Will white hair grow on it? Should I put something on it?
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post #34 of 56 Old 06-08-2016, 10:06 PM
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She could have just whacked her hear :)

It will depend on how the brand was done but I know several you wouldn't even notice, in fact I'd say most you wouldn't.

It's a burn, so I'd just treat it like a burn, at this point sounds like you should just leave it alone and let it do it's thing. Plenty of animals get branded and I doubt every single one gets special treatment. I would expect it bald but hidden in the rest of the hair.

(I'm no brand expert but have worked with several branded horses).
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post #35 of 56 Old 06-09-2016, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Vet was out last night and did all of Kodak's vaccines (as far as we know, she never got ANY! Apparently, the ranch where she grew up just doesn't do vaccines, which is new to me). He also did a Coggins since we needed one for Harley so I figured let's do them both in case we want to show her, and floated her teeth. She had some pretty bad hooks. She was good, but is still a bit head shy. Getting better though. As long as you take it slow with her, she's fine with you touching her whole face. And you can lead her anywhere. The vet said she looked to be in excellent condition. He did also say the brand looks like it was done with a hot iron. I don't mean to start the branding debate, but I wish they had at least used a freeze brand. It looks pretty nasty, but the vet said to just leave it alone and it will heal.

She and Harley are loving the big pasture. We haven't ridden Kodak yet, even though I'M dyign to. We're getting the tail end of a tropical storm here so high wind and pouring rain for the last few days. And tonight I have a meeting. But tomorrow night I should be able to ride her!
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post #36 of 56 Old 06-09-2016, 08:59 AM
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A freeze brand would show white when the hair grows back. A hot iron brand will be hairless and often doesn't stand out as much.
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post #37 of 56 Old 06-09-2016, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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A freeze brand would show white when the hair grows back. A hot iron brand will be hairless and often doesn't stand out as much.
Yes, I'm hoping it won't be too visible. I guess it's just because we don't brand horses in this part of the world, but I find brands unsightly. And given that they bought this horse with the intent of reselling it here, I'm not sure why they felt they had to brand it in the brief month they owned it. Oh well, it's done now. I just hate the thought of how painful that had to have been.
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post #38 of 56 Old 06-09-2016, 10:18 AM
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Vet was out last night and did all of Kodak's vaccines (as far as we know, she never got ANY! Apparently, the ranch where she grew up just doesn't do vaccines, which is new to me). He also did a Coggins since we needed one for Harley so I figured let's do them both in case we want to show her, and floated her teeth. She had some pretty bad hooks. She was good, but is still a bit head shy. Getting better though. As long as you take it slow with her, she's fine with you touching her whole face. And you can lead her anywhere. The vet said she looked to be in excellent condition. He did also say the brand looks like it was done with a hot iron. I don't mean to start the branding debate, but I wish they had at least used a freeze brand. It looks pretty nasty, but the vet said to just leave it alone and it will heal.

She and Harley are loving the big pasture. We haven't ridden Kodak yet, even though I'M dyign to. We're getting the tail end of a tropical storm here so high wind and pouring rain for the last few days. And tonight I have a meeting. But tomorrow night I should be able to ride her!
Lucky girl to get all fixed up! Crazy they don't vaccinate on ranches! I guess vaccinations aren't a law, right? I'll be honest I don't even know what the vaccinations prevent. I just know if there's a way to keep my horse healthy, I'm doing it.
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post #39 of 56 Old 06-09-2016, 11:00 AM
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I have friends who don't vaccinate - no big moral statement or anything, they have successfully owned horses their entire lives. They don't take their horses off property to large events ever such as shows, so the horses are rarely if ever in contact with new animals. I suppose rabies would be their main concern, but I've actually never known of a horse getting it (??). I've never known their horses to get so much as a sniffle... whereas things do spread through the stable where I board occasionally (not sure if it's anything vac's would prevent). Anyway, my horse is vaccinated. Kind of like kids in school are going to pick things up....
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post #40 of 56 Old 06-09-2016, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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Well, I assume if you have a closed herd and are never going to take your horse off-property and around other horses, I can sort of understand it... but we've had cases of strangles in this part of the country and that is extremely contagious. They also vaccinate against influenza, which is contagious and wreaks havoc on a horse's respiratory system. According to my vet, the flu does hit those big ranches out west and can be quite devastating.

In our case, since we will be continuing to show Harley, it's important to keep both horses vaccinated so they are protected and cannot be carriers that might transmit disease to every horse in a show, their herds, etc. etc. Even being in a trailer that was used by a sick horse can be enough for them to contract an illness! No way I'm taking that chance.
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