Quote 4the day: Rain or shine, wind or breeze our four legged friends enjoy our company..
Fact 4the day: Equine infectious anemia or equine infectious anaemia (EIA), also known by horsemen as swamp fever, is a horse disease caused by a retrovirus and transmitted by bloodsucking insects. The virus is endemic in the Americas, parts of Europe, the Middle and Far East, Russia, and South Africa. The virus is a lentivirus, like human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Like HIV, EIA can be transmi...tted through blood, saliva, milk, and body secretions. Transmission is primarily through biting flies, such as the horse-fly and deer-fly. The virus survives up to 4 hours in the carrier. Contaminated surgical equipment and recycled needles and syringes, and bits can transmit the disease. Mares can transmit the disease to their foals via the placenta. The risk of transmitting the disease is greatest when an infected horse is ill, as the blood levels of the virus are then highest.
Thought 4the day: We are not here just to heal horses.. horses are also here to heal us. We all have our own 'quirks' and 'issues' just like our four legged friends. I prefer to call it baggage as everyone gets some at some point in life and so do equines. We may feel that we have nothing wrong at some point yet have you ever thought why? Horses mirror image us when one, they know us better then we do and you may never notice they heal you. Love them, cherish them, repect them and always listen to them..