Re: [RC] Mustangs - Charles
Is there any way to give them the caterpillars they had in Kentucky?
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From: "Zephyr Arabians" <z_arabs@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "ridecamp" <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] Mustangs
> --- oddfarm <jsalas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I still don't understand how we can gather herds,
> > test for EIA and WNV, file feet, vaccinate and worm,
> > but you say that birth control hasn't worked? Why
> > the heck not?? If we can hold them to draw blood and
> > give a shot, it would be just as easy to do a quick
> > slice. OUCH! Why would any one waste money on the
> > "patch" for the mares? I don't get that one.
> It only takes ONE stallion per herd to get all the
> mares pregnant. Gelding would make little to no
> difference in the number of foals produced. It
> basically has to be the mares that are sterilized,
> whether temporarily or permanently.
> Actually, I think another option might be to give some
> of the lead stallions a "vasectomy" type operation.
> Let them continue to breed but not sire any foals.
> Not sure what that would do to the herds though. Just
> as the "imported" stallions didn't survive. Would
> this sort of thing just eliminate the strongest
> stallions, and actually damage the herds? I don't
> know. Just theorizing off the top of my head. :)
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