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Indira

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About Indira

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    Female
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    Southern Germany
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    Working dogs, sheep, goats, pastoral culture and more
  1. 2 questions: what is Corian and does someone has experience with wooden whistles? I tend to bite on my whistles....
  2. Hi, I am not from USA but nevertheless perhaps it is interesting for you ... I have about 100 ewes and 30 milk goats, then 2 rams, a billy goat and of course several lambs and young goats. My pasture is distributed in many pieces. There one hectare, there 5 hectares, there 3 hectares and so on. So I have to move my flocks very often. Sometimes one kilometer, the next time 6 kilometer, the next time more....we have to cross roads and traverse villages. Therefore I need dogs who are natural, willing to work, clever, they must work calm with brain, they must be obedient but also have a sense for the livestock. Then they have to be healthy and good natured. I can not use dogs who are keen on sheep without obedience, brain or self control. Most of my dogs are "farm-breeded" and I do not care whether the ancestors have had sucess on a trial field or not. But the ancestors had be good farm dogs and the parents should do simlilar work with the same livestock in a similar area that I do. That is what I pay attention because that is what I need. In past I already had dogs from open trial winners and these dogs wasn't good for my work. One was afraid of the goats, the next hadn't any interest in work, one hadn't had any self control and was too wild for our hills and an other one was a biter - no grip but he injured the sheep. All of them no easy dogs, very complicated ones. Therefore I prefer a pup from good and healthy registered farm dogs and I only take a pup from a trial line if I don't find any good one from a farm.
  3. Imported to USA from NL, breeder de Vries, recent owner: M.Harris, Colorado Is M. Harris here on this board or does somebody knows this dog? His litterbrother is living in NL, also his littersister does and the other littersister lives at my place. I would like to have contact to his owner - and would be pleased if there is a photo of Glen :-)
  4. SBV arrived Great Britain. This link is in English: http://www.defra.gov.uk/ahvla/2012/01/12/schmallenberg-virus/
  5. Yes, too many viruses out there.... I don't like to pump in drugs into my livestock but I vaccinate against Bluetongue, too. 4 (or already 5 ?) years ago I lost 75 % of my flock because there was still no vaccine. With Schmallenberg it is just as bad I think. Niedersachsen, Hessen and Nordrhein-Westfalen are allready affected and the first shepherd made suicide because he lost nearly all lambs and thereby his lifelihood.
  6. Gloria, do you really want to operate his Cauda Equina? There are 2 methods to do this but both are complicate and it is not sure that your dog is without pain after that. I know a lot of owners with dogs who have Cauda Equina - most of the dogs are working sheepdogs or makes agility. And all dogs have to be retired from work and sport. This concerns the working dogs and the sport dogs. I have several links about CE for you but they are in German. If you understand a bit I can post them here.
  7. I have a handful of Cachena cattle. The sheep and goats are rare breeds, too.
  8. Not all of them . We have a saying: " A goat is ill on Monday and dead on Tuesday." That means that men often overlook that there is a default and act too late. Can someone give me the exact Latin word, please? Which kind of Brassica - Brassica rapa, Brassica napus....or...?
  9. Does she eat? If the rumen stops actifity she will get a bigger problem. If she dosn't want to eat give her the following plants if you have it: blackberry leaves, raspberry leaves, hazelnut leaves, nettle leaves and the little nettle nuts, willow bark or a piece of willow wood. These plants are soft and easy to eat (except the willow) for an injured, ill goat and the nettle and willow bark helps with pain. If she doesn't drink you can put a little bit molasses in the water - not much. The water should not be too cold, for ill goats is lukewarm water better. The behavior you describe while trinking is not normal.
  10. Before day 45? This is interesting. The virus is calling Schmallenbergvirus. In the deep South we are not yet affected but years ago we was the latest who got the Bluetongue but we got it. Shortly before the vaccination came. Here is a link written in English: http://www.nfuonline.com/News/Vigilance-urged-on-Schmallenberg-virus/
  11. Good morning, how familiar are you with the Orthabunyavirus? Do you have experience with it? I am interested in how other farmers in other countries deal with it.
  12. Fence is from the Netherlands, exported to the USA. His mother is Spot 264157, bred by P. Murphy, Ireland. The father is Glen 244489 from Serge van der Zweep. Ferce is bred from Mr. de Vries, Netherlands and was sold via Serge to USA. There he shall work on a farm. Who knows this dog? He is the full litterbrother of my Meg 298625 and I would like to come in contact with his owner - talking about our dogs, sharing pictures and so on.
  13. Thank you. The picture of Fay is made by Jenny - username "luc" on this board. The 2 pictures with Indira and Ronja in the sea was shot with a Canon Eos 1000. I bought this camera a few month ago and I still exercise because this is my first camera which you can really call "camera". The other pics I scanned from paper photos I made. The old camera I used for them is an old analog camera I bought cheap on a peddlars market. An old scratched no name analog box. You cannot adjust something you only can press the shutter release.
  14. Edit: There are also dogs who have the wrong numbers of vertebras - too little or too much lumbar vertebras for example.
  15. Dylandog, have you checked him on "Cauda equina"?
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