Just wanted to report that the little red donkey GELDING is doing quite well and still has his incredible firecracker personality. I was worried we might lose that, but thus far, he is still the same pistol he was. Just not so driven to act it out by bossing the herd. :)
aside: my husband was having a difficult time administering the PM
dosing syringe full of antibiotic applesauce. He ground up the tabs and
instead of mixing them into the syringe, simply put it on the handful of
beet pulp with Redford's vitamins/minerals/salt/etc. Guess who eats it
up that way with no problem? I would never have thought to do that, but
it's much easier on him and as long as he is getting the antibiotics,
that's what we'll do.
I also wanted to take this
opportunity to say how pleased I am with Arbico Organics, the company
I'm using this season for our fly predators. Their prices are
competitive, the predators arrive on time, ready to hatch out very
quickly, and it seems like the number of predators in the bags are more
than when we used Spalding. I've not counted, so I can't be sure, but
I'm quite pleased with our results thus far. We're two shipments in.
Arbico also offers a number of other items we use
regularly, like food grade diatomaceous earth, flea nematodes, and
various solutions for fire ants that I'm looking forward to trying.
best of all, Arbico does not endorse trainers like Craig Schmersal. As
best I can tell, they don't endorse anyone in the equine world, which I
appreciate. I can purchase their products without having to research who
they are promoting via endorsement, which leaves me more time to write
books and stories and hang out with my horses and donkeys.
Thank you, Arbico. Highly recommend and will be adding to my horse products page soon.