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 on: June 26, 2020, 06:23:24 PM 
Started by dragonlair - Last post by dragonlair
45 days quarantine in Maine for a rabies positive contact. That I don't really care about since they don't leave my property much anyway.

The reason for the inspection is because I had told the state Vet that I had 60 goats, most being kids that are too young for the vaccination. They know very little about goats up here. Even the state vet was teaching stuff at the ACO certification training about goats that was not true. I'm sure they want my place inspected to prove my animals are horribly treated.

 on: June 26, 2020, 06:36:18 AM 
Started by dragonlair - Last post by imalilbirdie
See I'm not understanding this procedure they are putting you through up there.  None of this makes sense to me.  Booster shots for animals already given Rabies...not one occasion but two!?  I did ask our Vet about that, and she told me what I already knew...if they have rabies shots current and up to date, they are only quarantined for 10 days.  No other shots required.  No lock down of property, no inspections, no booster shots...and now this surprise inspection...no, something isn't right here.

Is Maine in that bad of a Rabies outbreak that this is what protocol they are taking?  Because I'm telling you, this is the first state I've ever heard of doing something like this.   This is awful.

 on: June 25, 2020, 12:43:52 PM 
Started by dragonlair - Last post by Julie H
Why would they want to inspect your animals?  The rabies positive animal was wild??  You have proof your dogs were recently vaccinated.  Why would they come out??

 on: June 25, 2020, 10:52:28 AM 
Started by dragonlair - Last post by dragonlair
I had the state vet and the state humane agent show up this morning, totally unannounced. They wanted to inspect everything. NOPE, they got the rabies certificates and told to come back later. When they come back on Tuesday they will not be allowed near the animals or in the barn, citing disease prevention protocol. My animals are healthy, care for, fat and shiny.

 on: June 25, 2020, 07:06:58 AM 
Started by imalilbirdie - Last post by imalilbirdie
It went great.  He weighs 26.8 pounds at 9 weeks old.  Doc gave him a thorough health exam.  She needed to see his belly, to check his hips and stomach.  He was up on the exam table and the tech tried to roll him over, and he of course struggled a little and I said "wait, hang on...just ask him to roll, using a circle motion with your index finger." and the tech did, and he rolled onto his back, and bared that belly big as you please and looked at her as if to say "here it is, scratch me now!!" haha.  Doc laughed, tech laughed and I said "good boy Reign".  In all this, Reign was so good to show off all his learned commands.  Sit, wait, come, roll, all done with no hesitation.  We even demonstrated how we howl!! haha.  Doc was impressed with him.  She did say he was the biggest Shepherd pup she had ever seen.  I told her "Reign is the runt of the litter." and she was shocked, and said "well I'd like to the see the other pups if this one is the runt."  He did so good with them.  When they put him on the scales to weigh him, he got right on it, no hesitation and I asked him to sit and he did, and I told him to wait, and he didn't move a muscle, until I told him to come.  This pup is so smart.  Doc complimented the breeder, saying he was in great health.  He didn't flinch at all when they pulled blood.  Didn't even give a scared face with the fecal test.  She checked his throat, inside his mouth, his ears, his navel, his hips, his eyes, his teeth, all his joints/muscles, his paws/nails, and pads...every inch of him she had her hands on and that puppy never laid a tooth on her like normal puppies would.  When we got home.  He ran over to my computer chair, crawled under it and looked out at me, as if to say "Mom, I've been violated!!"  then fell sound asleep for 2 hours.  Grin Grin

 on: June 24, 2020, 12:48:38 PM 
Started by imalilbirdie - Last post by Julie H
how did the vet exam go??

 on: June 23, 2020, 06:43:05 AM 
Started by imalilbirdie - Last post by imalilbirdie
Today's Reigns Vet exam.  We'll get his second round of shots, micro-chipped, fecal tested, weighed and an over all health exam.  Anxious to see what Doc says about him.  Reign for the first time yesterday went to the door and whined like a crazed ninja...hahaha.  When I got the leash on and opened the door he was super quick to the grass and doing his business!!  YIPPPEEE...he might just understand now!  Hoping to repeat that today.  He slept through the night last night.  Thank goodness, as I was exhausted last night.  He has one ear up and the other one on it's way.  However, that ear has been up for 4 or 5 days, and sometimes it lops back down...haven't figured that one out yet, as all our other shepherds, when the ear goes up, it stays up.

Was videoing Brandy and Reign wrestling and chasing around the Livingroom yesterday, and they were having a very good time together.  Then all of a sudden, Reign lost his footing, fell sideways and took Brandy's front feet out from under her and her front end landed on top of Reign and she squashed him good.  He yipped and yipped and cried, and I grabbed him up favoring his right front shoulder and leg, and I carried him to my chair, and rubbed that shoulder and leg with him still low toned whining.  Fearing we'd have an emergency trip to the vet.  About 5 minutes later, he was walking fine, and Brandy came to check him out and the game was on again!!  Chase, bark, growl, wrestle, knock every thing over in their path...oh Lord help us all!! hahaha.

 on: June 23, 2020, 06:34:44 AM 
Started by dragonlair - Last post by imalilbirdie
Same here Julie...Arkansas was way cheaper than LA, and LA, is/was way cheaper until I finally found the Vet I have now, and I adore her, and my pocket book likes her even more.  Missouri was always pretty cheap on vet costs, but Missouri is a very low income state, so charging what they do in other states would send them packing to other states.

It's like my Dog training.  Clients ask me what I charge.  I tell them $150.00 for a 5 week session.  They ask me "is that 150.00 per class?" and I tell them, "No, for the entire 5 weeks".  They about flip when I tell them that.  Most dog trainers are $600.00 to $1200.00 for a 6 week session.  And group classes can run some where in that cost range depending on who you go to.  Unless it's Petco, Pet Smart, Pet Sense, or those other "Pet" stores.  They charge $250.00 for 6 weeks in a group class.  Then I get called to come and redo that dog.  haha.  Any way, Vets that are established and most have all their bills paid off, they tend to lean toward the oath they take..."Taking care of the pets and clients is more important than the money."  That's how I am with my dog training.  Too many dogs end up in shelters due to bad habits or parents not knowing right from wrong early on.  When a Vet has compassion for client/patient, and passion for what he/she does, then those charges seems to go way down.

 on: June 22, 2020, 12:28:09 PM 
Started by dragonlair - Last post by Julie H
If you have a way to get affordable vaccine for your goats I don't blame you for going that route.  Some states make vet care almost out of reach for most of us.  In MN the small animal vet was about 3x higher than what I pay for here.  Thankfully I had a large animal"old school" vet who worked out of his home who was so affordable I always said " is that all??" when he gave me my bill!  He did my small animal care too in most cases.

 on: June 21, 2020, 10:00:24 PM 
Started by dragonlair - Last post by dragonlair
The booster is pretty standard protocol after a confirmed or suspected rabies exposure. It's what the CDC has determined to be proper rabies treatment for humans and all other domestic species of mammals.

Every vet I have seen in several states all charge for an office visit if you show up at their hospital, whether you enter the building or not. If you get any type of service from them, even in the parking lot, they charge an office call.

It was not the Sheriff or ACO. it's the state following the guidelines from the Federal CDC. The ACO serves the Quarantine paperwork and checks on the animals quarantined. The Sheriff has nothing to do with any of it. In Maine it is strictly the state CDC, State Veterinarian, Department of Agriculture/Animal Welfare and town ACO that enforce the feds guidelines.

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