What To Do When Your Donkey Has A Hoof Abscess

Here at Donkey Whisperer Farm ® we get more inquiries about hoof abscesses in donkeys than any other healthcare issue. Due to this common, but dreadful hoof ailment, we have decided to share our personal experience here at the farm with you through our new Donkey Healthcare Video ‘Donkey Hoof Abscesses’.

We have over fifteen years of experience treating mild to life-threatening abscesses in donkeys with veterinarian guidance, as well as alone in the field. Over the years Donkey Whisperer Farm ® has developed a strict and successful protocol for preventing, treating, and overcoming hoof abscesses all has been taught to us from our veterinarians.

It is vital that every donkey owner and caretaker understand that hoof abscesses in donkeys can be fatal and should not be considered a routine health problem. In the Donkey Whisperer Farm ‘Donkey Hoof Abscesses’ Video we outline causes, prevention, do’s and don’ts, home care, pain control, and recovery from donkey hoof abscesses.

This is a must-have donkey healthcare video for every donkey owner or caretaker! As we say at Donkey Whisperer Farm: it is not IF your donkey gets a hoof abscess, but WHEN your donkey gets a hoof abscess! The Donkey Whisperer Farm ® teaches you the owner or caretaker how to treat the abscess without cutting a hole out of the foot. If after four days the abscess has not drained out it is time to call the vet. We are not vets. The hoof takes 1 year to grow out. Order Donkey Hoof Abscess.

Farm living is a blessing, a personal choice, and its hard work. Very few vacations, time to travel as the farm is a full-time job.  Owning any form of equine (donkey, mule, or horse) is not cheap. The cost for hay, vet, the trimmer is all rising each and every day. We must understand the vet is the team leader for the health of our equine. The trimmer follows the vet’s instructions.

The owner is 100% responsible for each and every step that is being taken to keep the farm healthy.

Anytime I can share information that can get the donkey, mule or horse out of pain and suffering fast I promise to do it. 

We have six donkeys and two horses living on the Donkey Whisperer Farm ®, out of the six donkeys only one donkey has never had a hoof abscess in the last thirteen years. I teach worldwide the owner of a donkey or mule how to train and care for the equine. E-training is always the best way to learn. Preparation is the key to solving any crisis and keeping our money. Select Donkey 101 E-TRAINING Video On Demand

If we can be prepared in training the donkey, mule or horse to pick up the feet without a fight. Trust us as a leader it is easy to soak the foot and create the hoof boot. First, we have to learn how to train and stay in the leadership position the entire time we are with our equine.

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What To Do When Your Donkey Has A Hoof Abscess

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Healthcare Video Series

We are proud to announce our new Donkey Healthcare Video Series!

Here you will find educational videos addressing various health issues specific to donkeys. Each video in the series includes a detailed PDF. Once purchased, each participant will receive a Welcome E-mail within 24 hours of your purchase. The e-mail will include a link to the password protected Healthcare Video and a link to its adjoining PDF. You own lifetime access to your videos!

Please add info@donkeywhisperer.com to your address book to ensure your Welcome E-mail does not go to spam. Below is a list of videos currently available in our Healthcare Video Series:

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Donkey Hoof Abscesses

“This is a life saver. A list I can print out and take to the farm store to purchase all the items necessary to treat the abscess.
And a video showing me how to make a donkey boot and how to make my own home-made poultice”.

Thank you for making this teaching video.

~Susan Samiee, Colorado April, 2017~

Here at Donkey Whisperer Farm we get more inquiries about hoof abscesses in donkeys than any other healthcare issue. Due to this common, but dreadful hoof ailment, we have decided to share our personal experience here at the farm with you through our new Donkey Healthcare Video ‘Donkey Hoof Abscesses’.

We have over 12 years experience treating mild to life threatening abscesses in donkeys with veterinarian guidance, as well as alone in the field. Over the years Donkey Whisperer Farm has developed a strict and successful protocol for preventing, treating and overcoming hoof abscesses.

It is vital that every donkey owner and caretaker understand that hoof abscesses in donkeys can be fatal and should not be considered a routine health problem. In the Donkey Whisperer Farm ‘Donkey Hoof Abscesses’ Video we outline causes, prevention, do’s and don’ts, home care, pain control and recovery from donkey hoof abscesses.

This is a must have donkey healthcare video for every donkey owner or caretaker! As we say at Donkey Whisperer Farm: it is not IF your donkey gets a hoof abscess, but WHEN your donkey gets a hoof abscess!

For more information watch our YouTube trailer below. To purchase the Donkey Hoof Abscesses Video see below.

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Donkeys deserve to wear quality halters that fit a donkey not a horse!

The Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC is a small business located in Sequim, Washington. We sell quality equine (donkey, horse and mule) tack. Each item and service we provide has our attention to detail.

Providing outstanding quality products and service by means of attention to every stage of the process of delivery, production and finally shipping to our worldwide customers. Our contractors are the best in the world. Their attention to detail is why we are selling our donkey halters worldwide. Everything we do is quality.  We work for you!

Our soft yacht rope is quality and humane for your donkey, horse and mule.  Our fit is like no other…. We want your donkey, mule or horse to feel the difference and follow you as a leader using resistant free methods. The soft yacht rope halter/lead line is one part of our training program. The second part is our E-TRAINING. This is a powerful training tool as we train the owner to train the donkey.

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In Stock Donkey Halter/lead lines turn-around time is usually two days in the U.S.A

Why?

We keep our store stocked. Our contractors need time to hand make each quality yacht rope halter with the brass screw on snap and leather end. We work hard to ensure you can order our measurements and get your halter quickly. This takes planning and time.

Mammoth donkeys, Mules, Horses and ponies require us to build your equine a custom fit halter. The soft yacht rope halter must fit corectly to work. Our halters are made with the best material in the world, this is humane. No abuse ever for your equine, no bleeding from horrible cheap material. Choose from 17 colors of soft yacht rope. Dirty? Wash in a bucket of warm soapy water and let dry. Yacht rope will never frail and will never mold.

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We don’t sell your everyday rope halter and lead line. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond by creating a halter and matching lead line that work together as a powerful training tool for you and your donkey.

Our custom made rope halters were designed for donkeys with the perfect amount of pressure and release when training. Our lead lines include a heavy duty screw on brass snap that can be used as a compassionate correction device.

A lot of planning and design has gone into each halter/lead line set by trainer Melody Johnson. This is a training tool that along with an understanding of donkey psychology and personality can transform your relationship with your donkey (See Online Training Course 101).

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Does A Donkey Need A Hoof Trimmer?

Donkeys need their hooves to be trimmed just like a horse.

In the wild the donkey is walking up to 25 to 35 miles a day. On our farm the donkey is most likely not moving this much. A trimmer who is skilled in donkeys hooves is imperative to your domesticated donkeys health. It is best to keep your donkey(s) on a regular trimming schedule.

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Donkeys need the following:

  1. Shelter
  2. Clean water
  3. A dry paddock for most of their day.
  4. Lose clean salt in the shelter
  5. Hay to be tested to come in below 10% sugar.
  6. Never feed alfalfa, hay clippings or people foods, breads, cookies etc.,
  7. Never leave your desert equine the donkey on grass or brush, trees all day. They will get sick and have health problems.
  8. Fecal samples to test for parasites. No parasites no need to worm. Over worming has caused resistant free parasites in our donkey, mule and horse world. This is expensive to fix. Just like taking too many antibiotics in the human world over worming destroys the immune system and causes resistant free parasites.
  9. A vet check for dental and health at least once a year.
  10. Trimmer on a regular basis six weeks in the spring and summer and 7 in the fall and winter living in the Pacific Northwest. 

 

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Donkey Hoof Abscess Video

Hoof Abscess Dangerous Myths

PLEASE DON’T!

Here are some dangerous myths regarding hoof abscess treatment:

1. Soak the abscessed foot in bleach
2. Soak the abscessed foot in Lysol
3. Soak the abscessed foot in Apple Cider Vinegar
4. Place Tea Tree Oil on the abscessed area of the foot
5. Use an anti fungal cream on the abscessed foot
6. Walk your donkey until the abscess blows
7. Dig out the abscessed area with a pocket knife
8. Pack the hoof with Pine Tar and Turpentine
9. Ignore it, it will go away!

A hoof abscess is not a routine health issue! A donkey hoof is living breathing tissue with blood infused laminae. An abscess is a localized, internal infection, creating a pocket that is walled off within the hoof. This infection builds filling the pocket with blood, pus and fluid creating unbearable pressure in the hoof. Hoof abscesses are not external, they are internal. They are not only debilitating, but can be life-threatening!!!

Please, please don’t employ any of the mythical formulas above. Please learn how to respond to a donkey hoof abscess! Go to: Health Care Series

Melody Johnson, Donkey Whisperer Farm, LLC

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Spring Grass Is Dangerous

SPRING!

In many parts of the world Spring has arrived and with it bulbs are blooming and birds are singing. It is a joyous time as we all stretch our wings from a long winter slumber, BUT, Spring is also the arrival of one of donkey’s worst enemies…GRASS!

If there is any health threat that is the most difficult to understand and get across to donkey (and all equine) owners it is the extreme dangers of spring/summer grass.

Grass, whether in a pasture, field or lawn has been dormant all winter. In response to increased temperatures and more direct sun, high concentrates of sugar are produced by the root system to signal sudden growth. This sugar is carried from the roots of the grass to the stem. Grass becomes lush and green and brimming with sugar and simple carbohydrates. It is the equivalent of a rich pastry for us human beings.

Our donkey’s have been in mud, cold and gloom for months and we cannot find it in ourselves to keep them from “getting out”, “being in the warmth of the sun” and “doing what comes natural”. BUT, grass is NOT natural for donkeys and is detrimental to their health! As desert dwellers donkeys rarely have access to green grass in the wild. Their natural diet is high fiber woody materials and every inch of their anatomy is designed for this, including their gut and their feet.

The list of health ailments caused by grass consumption in donkeys are numerous, including insulin resistance, foot abscesses, colic, Cushing’s Disease, laminitis, metabolic disease and founder.

Remember SAFE GRASS takes work to find. Studies have proven mowing the donkey pasture down to nothing and feeding tested low sugar/protein hay helps. We created tracks for our donkeys and horses to exercise on and not eat too much spring or summer grass.

Please monitor your donkeys access to tall grass.  Turn-out on the tracks in the early am before 10:00am as the NCS is the lowest. During  these hours the sugar has receded from the stem of the grass back down to the roots. Sugar will be at its lowest.

Here at https://donkeywhisperer.com we are dedicated to donkey healthcare and wish you and your donkey a beautiful Spring.

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Melody & Scott Johnson

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Welfare Ranchers Escalate War on Wild Horses

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Baby It’s Cold Outside

Kingston, Washington is cold, twenties at night for at least one week

and low thirties during the day. Wind chill brings us into the teens.

 Rocket Man has lost weight due to the slow feeder, he got a new blanket

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Mr. Rio is sporting his winter blanket

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Miss Lily says “enough of the darn photo shoot I am hungry” 

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Why are all of their eyes white? 

Photo was taken last night.

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