|Posted by defhrhorses on December 2, 2013 at 2:50 PM|
We have a lot to update on as far as horses coming and going. Just to list a few:
Whodini, Vador, Fiesta, Quri, and Kaliope all left fairly recently for their new homes.
Roulette and Yoko left for offsite training/foster, both of which will be made official adoptions soon.
Milo returned and is now in with the ponies. Adam's Apple is coming back today and will be introduced to our gelding herd.
Quanah and Obi-Wan will be leaving soon for their new homes!
|Posted by defhrhorses on December 2, 2013 at 11:05 AM|
We are sad to have to inform you that Bonnie passed away over the weekend, some time between Saturday night and Sunday morning. Since she still had a mouthful of yummy hay, we hope that means that she passed peacefully and happily. We don't know of her exact age, but our vet estimated that she was well into her teens.
Bonnie came to us pregnant from Garrett County in the early summer of 2010 to be a part of our Petting Zoo. On Halloween of that year, she gave birth to 2 beautiful baby girls, Pumpkin and Boo, both of whom had her same sweet, calm temperament and friendly personality. They became part of our Petting Zoo as well and we're glad that we will get to enjoy many years with them moving forward. Through them, we'll remember and cherish Bonnie.
Rest easy, Bonnie old girl. You will be missed.
Pictured Below: Bonnie (right) with her "babies", Pumpkin (left) and Boo (middle), on their 3rd birthday, Halloween 2013. Thank you for the picture, Kaitlyn G.
|Posted by defhrhorses on November 25, 2013 at 5:35 PM|
The mare and gelding herds have been switched!
Mares are now in what used to be the gelding's fields and vice versa. The switch was made due to the gelding herd being significantly larger than the mares and, therefore, needing the larger fields.
Please be aware when you are bringing in and especially when you're turning out. We want make sure everyone is put in the correct locations to avoid potentially dangerous situations.
Thanks and please let staff know if you have any questions the next time you're at the farm.
|Posted by defhrhorses on October 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM|
We have an opening for one full-time and one part-time Barn Assistant. To be filled ASAP.
Job description, hours, and pay available upon request. If you or someone you know is interested in applying, or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Posted by defhrhorses on October 4, 2013 at 6:55 PM|
Today, Ona got herself caught in wire fence and suffered fairly severe wounds to her hind legs, but especially her left hock. She was promptly seen by our vet and has been put on a strict and aggressive treatment plan consisting of pain medication, antibiotics, steroids, wrapping, and rest. With TLC and luck, she should be able to make a full recovery, however her treatment is going to be long, tedious, and expensive.
If you would like to assist us with Ona's treatment, below are a list of items that we need for her care:
- Vet Wrap
- 4x4 gauze pads (non-stick and sterile)
- 4 or 6 inch gauze rolls
- sterile cotton sheeting
- Betadine Scrub and Solution
- Saline solution
- Furazone ointment
- Silver Sulfadiazine Cream
- SMZ's (Sulfatrimethaprim (Double Strength, 800mg/160mg))
Monetary donations to DEFHR or Monocacy Equine Veterinary Associates gift certificates will also be accepted. Ona's recovery will take weeks, so any and all assistance is welcome and greatly appreciated!
We and Ona THANK YOU for your help!
Pictured: Ona with her loyal and caring volunteer trainer, Leigh, who stood by her side today and offered constant reassurance while the vet attended to her wounds. Thank you, Leigh!