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About Jean_B

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  1. In my experience, stifle problems were the result of genetic conformation faults. Had a cute LITTLE mare, very nice front end but she was short hipped (bought her off of pictures and should have asked for more shots), and produced a baby that was totally locked up. We put the little guy down because I was NOT going to spend $3,000 on a give-away colt. And the likelihood of a life filled with problems were too high even with the surgery. As for the mare, gave her without papers to a family with kids up the road WITHOUT papers. That was 15 years ago and she's still there, very much loved and well cared for, driving in local parades, etc.
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    Worm those babies!

    Another reason it is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY to worm the mare with Ivermectin within a few hours after foaling...that newborn is going to eat momma's manure. For you newbies - this seems gross and disgusting. But it is essential for the foal to get active bacteria cultures working in baby's gutt in order to digest milk/food properly. And if that mare hasn't been wormed - baby will get a whopping case of worms really fast.
  3. I have space for up to 4 minis/ponies... Leaving northwest Ohio on Saturday, May 14 and heading west through northern Indiana, northern Illinois and up through Wisconsin toward Mpls/St. Paul (could deliver in the Twin Cities suburbs if necessary). Very reasonable rates. Good trailer w/ mats, dividers, etc. and experienced in hauling long distances. Sorry - I'm full going from WI to Ohio. If interested - send email to dustyln@spacestar.net and be sure to put TRANSPORTATION NEEDED in the subject line.