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The Big Show / Re: our girl Red
« on: May 22, 2007, 11:20:40 AM »

I hope you are feeling better!!

I bet you had the good ole' flu.  I got it last Feb. started out with what I thought was just a asthma attack from being in the show barn but the inhaler did not work, and then I was coughing so hard that I "got sick".  Then I just colapsed and slept for days, had the achey muscles, cold then hot, even when I was hot I was cold, took so many showers trying to warm up.  ICK  I missed a week of work.  And I got it with having the flu shot. I have never felt so bad I thought I was gonna die.  I could not eat anything for days just cause I was not hungry, I sipped on 7-UP and then for a week after I was "better" I could only eat chicken noodle soup and 7-Up.

Nobody else got it in my home because everytime I would get up to get water or whatever I would spray everything down with lysol I think I went through 2 big cans in that week.  I hope I never get that sick again.

The Big Show / Re: National ID Program
« on: May 20, 2007, 01:20:08 PM »
Here in CO to show at state fair we have to have a #.  The thing that stinks is we have to also have tags and I can not get an answer on where we get them.

The Big Show / Re: HEY DL!!
« on: May 20, 2007, 01:18:08 PM »
Here is a article - it usually happens in western states where it is dry.

One of the most commonly diagnosed bacterial problems in
California (and several other western states) is dryland
distemper, otherwise known as pigeon fever.

This disease is caused by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis and
is seen worldwide. It usually is associated with very deep
abscesses and multiple sores along the chest and midline.

Clinical signs can include lameness, fever, lethargy, and weight
loss. Dryland distemper can occur in any age, sex, or breed of
horse, but most cases occur in young animals (less than five
years of age), according to Sharon Spier, DVM, PhD, Dipl.
ACVIM, of the University of California, Davis. The disease
is seasonal, with the majority of cases seen in the late fall,
but sporadic cases can "pop up" during other times of the year.

Some years have more cases than other years, but researchers
don't know why. Similar to strangles, outbreaks can occur when
herd immunity wanes or naive horses are exposed.

The causative bacteria live in the soil and can enter the horse's
body through wounds or broken skin, and through mucous membranes.

It can be transmitted by various flies, including house flies and
probably horn flies.

Dryland distemper might take weeks or months for abscesses to
develop fully after the horse is infected. This means that horses
might be transported to a region where dryland distemper is
unknown, develop active abscesses or sores, and because of the
scarcity of the disease in that region, not be diagnosed
properly, or at all. Abscesses usually form deep in muscles, such
as the pectorals. This causes swelling that looks like a
puffed-out pigeon breast, thus giving the name pigeon fever to
the disease.

These abscesses can be very large and might require hot
poultices, lancing, flushing, or draining. Some cases might
require surgical intervention to promote drainage.

The disease occurs in three forms--external abscesses, internal
abscesses, or limb infection known as ulcerative lymphangitis.

The external abscess "form" is the most common, said Spier. For
external abscesses, the use of antibiotics is controversial, and
timing is important. The use of antibiotics for external
abscesses might actually prolong the infection.

Antibiotics do need to be used for internal abscesses or for
infections involving the limbs (ulcerative lymphangitis), said

While prognosis generally is good for a complete recovery, some
horses might have recurrence of abscesses or sores once treatment
is stopped. Other horses might seem to be cured, only to develop
more clinical signs in a matter of months.

It is recommended that contaminated stalls, paddocks, and
utensils be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected where possible.
Because flies can carry the bacteria, pest control can serve as a
deterrent to spread or continuance of the disease.

If you suspect your horse has dryland distemper, contact your
veterinarian for a diagnosis and a proper treatment regimen. Some
information for this article was taken from Equine Internal
Medicine by Stephen M. Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, and Warwick M. Bayly, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM.

The Big Show / Re: HEY DL!!
« on: May 19, 2007, 05:10:34 PM »
That looks like Pigeon Fever to me something horses get.  Gross!!

The Big Show / HEY DL!!
« on: May 19, 2007, 02:45:46 PM »
I was wondering if you know anything about deer.  There is a doe on our place with a huge lump in her jaw, and when I say huge I mean HUGE, then I saw her again crossing the road and on her opposite side she has another lump on her hip that is no longer covered with hair, it is pink colored.  Can deer get CL?  She looks sick!!

The Big Show / Re: Word Association Game
« on: May 18, 2007, 02:14:09 PM »
MMMM  Pork chops!!!

The Big Show / Re: Word Association Game
« on: May 17, 2007, 05:24:10 PM »

The Big Show / Re: Idol-anyone surprised?
« on: May 17, 2007, 01:38:24 PM »
Melinda, just sang to old of songs, had it been the 60's she would have won hands down!!

I am rooting for Jordin -  but I like Blake really well too~!!

The Big Show / Re: Word Association Game
« on: May 16, 2007, 03:29:38 PM »
Here I Go Again   a very popular White Snake song the year I graduated HS (1987)

The Big Show / Re: Word Association Game
« on: May 15, 2007, 11:08:09 PM »
Hives from the cat being in my hat!!

The Big Show / Re: Word Association Game
« on: May 15, 2007, 03:38:05 PM »
Ringworm - my daughter broke out again!!!!

The Big Show / Re: Word Association Game
« on: May 15, 2007, 12:53:33 PM »
Blue eyes

The Big Show / Re: Word Association Game
« on: May 15, 2007, 11:10:26 AM »

sorry to be morbid.

The Big Show / Re: Word Association Game
« on: May 14, 2007, 10:15:45 PM »

DITCHES ----> Drainage[/color][/b] (cow)


The Big Show / Re: Word Association Game
« on: May 14, 2007, 07:12:08 PM »
Hangers to go in the closet...  Thought of other more inappropriate things to say about closets but changed my other mind.

OHHH  I have another 

Water closet (as in bathroom)

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