Tidbits Of Horse and Dog Information

(1) A horse that appears to have an unknown lameness in both front hooves/legs, or perhaps both hind hooves/legs, or even all four hooves/legs may have nothing wrong with their hooves or legs at all. Instead such a horse may have a "Spinal Injury" or "Muscle Tissue Injury" in their backs. When unable to spot what is causing such a lameness, have your Veterinarian check out the horses back from behind his ears to his tail.

(2) A cow that is laying down and then stands up, gets up "Hind End" first. A horse that is laying down and then stands up, gets up "Front End" first. A dog that is laying down and then stands up, can do both. Normally they get up "Front End" first but if they want to, they can stand up "Back End" first too!

(3) Premature Separation of a "Foal" or "Puppy from it's mother, sometimes because of the baby becoming an "Orphan" but usually simply because people wean the Foal or Puppy far to young can result in a life time of "Behavioral Problems" in the animal. They may have long term difficulties adjusting to other animals of their own species and humans too. Simply because their mothers did not have sufficient time to teach them what is acceptable and what is NOT acceptable in normal Horse or Dog behavior.

(4) A horse or dog that has been bitten by a "Venomous Snake" and survives MAY develop some "Humoral Immunity" to any further Snakebites. Meaning only it may be less venerable to the toxic effects of the venom but still in need of a Veterinarian as Snakebite is serious and life threatening. Especially in smaller sized victims, such as small breed dogs.

(5) Some breeds of horses are fully mature both Physically and Mentally at approx. -3 years of age. Other breeds of horses are NOT fully mature both Physically or Mentally until 5+ years of age. Some very small breed dogs are fully mature both Physically and Mentally at approx. -14 months of age. Some very large breeds of dogs are NOT fully mature, both Physically and Mentally until 22+ months of age.

(6) A female dog that is in "Estrous" (commonly called In Heat) that gets bred by more than one male dog can have puppies from any or all males that bred her. Such puppies then are only 1/2 brothers or sisters to each other, even though born together from the same mother.

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