Donkeys Are Stoic Will Not Show Pain Until It Is Too Late

Donkeys on the whole do not show their feelings of pain in very obvious ways, but behave as a human would who is called ‘stoical’, i.e. tolerating pain without complaint. They may make an initial violent movement of avoidance, but after that they become silent and as nearly as possible immobile in the face of pain and/or fear.

Therefore it is sometimes difficult to know when they are suffering acutely, and their behavior may look like ‘stubbornness’ rather than stoicism.

One indicator of pain or fear can be diarrhea, just as in humans. Since this may also dehydrate the donkey, it will be adding to its problems if it persists. A donkey who stops eating and drinking is at risk for death.

Please call the vet ASAP to save your donkeys life.

Donkeys Evolved From The Desert – COLIC IS LIFE THREATING

DONKEYS EVOLVED FROM THE DESERT – LEARN HOW TO FEED YOUR DONKEY AND KEEP YOUR DONKEY HEALTHY

Donkeys are stoic meaning “Donkeys will not show pain until it is too late.” You must call the vet asap when a donkey is sick. Death comes quickly as the donkey has not shown how sick her or she is. Pick up the poop every day and compost. This way you know how much your donkey is pooping. It is vital to the health and life of your donkey to be alert to your donkeys personality, behavior and life patterns of eating and pooping.

Make sure your neighbors are not feeding your donkey. DONKEYS DIE FROM BEING FED THE WRONG FOODS OR TOO MUCH FOOD OR WOOD, BARK ETC.,

Move the fence and pasture away from people throwing food. Grass clippings, apples, bread etc., can kill your donkey quick.

What are the signs of Colic in a donkey?

Donkeys eyes looked glazed over, head may be low and your donkey looks sick. Or head is moving constantly.

Donkey is refusing to eat and is not acting like his normal behavior off all alone. Not interacting with the rest of the herd or you!

Donkey is pawing, rolling and not stopping this behavior. Some donkeys will roll and paw when bored but this stops quickly. If you see this happening over and over it is time to call the vet. Donkeys die from colic quickly.

Donkey can be shaking

Sweating. A donkey that is sweating is sick and needs a vet asap

Has not pooped. Donkeys should be pooping and urinating often

Donkey refuses to drink or eat. Donkeys love to eat. We must not let a donkey over eat.

Donkey is breathing really fast, check the heart rate

Gums are bright red

What is colic?

Colic is a symptom rather than a disease, and defined as abdominal pain. Colic can be the direct cause of the following issues:

Change of diet – Can not poop. Or blockages meaning food is not being digested, gas

Donkeys  can be cramping and spasming.

Parasites

Pancreatitis

The gut has twisted

Ulcers in the stomach

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One Day The Wild Horses and Burros Will Be Extinct

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Never Clip The Whiskers Off A Horse, Donkey or Mule

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The Mammoth Donkey Is The Biggest Donkey In America

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Live Every Day Like It’s Your Last

2018 is almost over, twelve months have passed one more time. This is the time to reflect on the year and look forward to the next, planning helps keep things in motion. If we start now things will be easier come January, February and March. Once you are in motion work hard to stay in motion. Do not let anyone take your dreams away from you. These dreams are gifts from GOD, if you want something bad enough you will go after it. Never give up!

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2019 will be here soon!

To be successful, check your goals against my ten steps to help ensure you accomplish them.
  1. Belief. The first step to goal setting is to have absolute belief and faith in the process. …
  2. Visualize what you want. …
  3. Get it down! …
  4. Purpose. …
  5. Commit. …
  6. Stay focused. …
  7. Plan of action. …
  8. No Time Like the Present.

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Apples and Pears Are Ripe In Sequim, WA

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Apple Season has arrived! As great as they may be for humans this is not great for the domesticated Donkey, Mule or Horse. In fact this may cause DEATH from Colic and/or a huge amount of stress, tears, vet cost or even burying the beloved equine (Donkey, horse or mule).

Never feed grass clippings or bread to your horse, donkey or mule. PLEASE NEVER FEED ANOTHER ANY ANIMAL THAT IS NOT YOUR ANIMAL. Some animals have a form of insulin resistance, most must have a slow change of diet or they can founder, hoof rots out abscess or colic or worse die. 

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Donkeys, Horses and Mules get Sick, belly aches and gas from eating too many apples! Eating too much human food can increase their risk for colic.

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Are You A Gambler?

ARE YOU A GAMBLER?

This is a beautiful early morning in May at the Donkey Whisperer Farm. Notice the sun, the green pastures and the happy grazing donkeys.

At Donkey Whisperer Farm we only allow our donkeys out on pasture in the early morning hours or late evening! Please NEVER put your donkeys out on pasture from 10am to 5pm when all (green or brown) grass is high in sugar. Grass is poison to donkeys and plays a major role in metabolic disorders and hoof disease, specifically laminitis and founder.

Don’t gamble with your donkeys life!

Thank you for reading our blog. Education is key to the health of your domesticated donkey(s) life.

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Donkey Behaviorist Melody Johnson Trains The Owner To Train The Donkey

We are all about donkeys, mules and horses!

Donkey Whisperer Farm is all about donkeys, mules and horses! We celebrate, educate and promote these magnificent and intelligent beings. We are dedicated to building public awareness about equine personality, behavior and are deeply invested in educating and empowering you with safe, holistic, resistance-free training methods that foster a strong bond between you and your equine. Training the Owner or Care Taker How To Train The Donkey.

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ON DONKEY TIME ® METAL ARTWORK FOR SALE

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On Donkey Time ® Sign

$87.00

Each On Donkey Time ® Steel, powder coated and airbrushed sign is a work of art. Limited edition, no two signs are exactly the same.

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The Making Of On Donkey Time ® Signs – Handmade In The U.S.A.

  1. Our Steel fabricator makes each On Donkey Time ® sign using 12 gauge steel. Next, each donkey receives a strong hanger welded on the back.
  2. The Powder Coating Team sand blasts each donkey.  Next a beautiful gray base color is painted and baked into the steel donkey.
  3. Bringing the Donkey to Life; Our artist Skip Hand Airbrushes and paints each On Donkey Time ® sign.

Size 11″ x 16″

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Never Clip The Whiskers Off A Horse, Donkey or Mule

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In the midst of the marshmallow-soft skin are scattered, course hairs, called vibrissae, or tactile hairs. These whiskers are a result of millions of years of evolution to help horses sense their environment.whiskersssss

They’re HAIRS, not sensory organs. If they were truly connected to nerve endings, it would be painful to cut them.

They’re used much like a cat’s whiskers for spacial placing, but it’s simply not true it hurts, makes horses eat toxic plants, or causes mental distress to cut them off.

Cutting those hairs can lead to injuries as a result of horses failing to avoid obstacles near their faces. Because horse’s eyes are set on the side of their heads. they have a blind spot in front of and right under their noses. So, their whiskers act as a sort of “third eye” helping them to negotiate objects close to their noses, such as food, water and the ground, avoiding injury and making sure they don’t eat the wrong thing.

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Here on the Donkey Whisperer Farm we do not show, we let our donkeys lose their beautiful fur coat when they are ready. I give each of my donkeys a crew cut and that’s it. I wait until we are in the 60’s in the Pacific Northwest, WA.

Please understand if you trim to soon and it is cold your donkey will need blankets, and the insects will make them bleed. The donkey is very smart, we choose to let them loose their fur coat when ready. We never trim the whiskers ever on our donkeys or horses.

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PLEASE DO NOT CUT MY WHISKERS OFF!

 

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