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Fountain Animal Recovery

Fountain Animal Recovery Animal Removal Services for Fountain and the surrounding areas. We offer fast and compassionate Deceased Horse and Livestock Removal and Disposal.

Specializing in big animal removal only. Please call your city or county animal control office for small dead animal disposal. Deceased Animals We Remove Include:
Horse
Livestock
Steer
Cow
Mule
Donkey
Llama

Operating as usual

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07/28/2021

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05/31/2021
When it comes time to set your horse free, I can help with pick up and transport to their final destination. I treat the...
05/20/2021

When it comes time to set your horse free, I can help with pick up and transport to their final destination. I treat them as I would my own. I’m based in Fountain, CO but service all areas of Colorado. 719-660-8069

No two ways about it, the death of a large animal friend is "life-changing". It is hard to go thru. That's why I'm consc...
05/20/2021
FOUNTAIN ANIMAL RECOVERY

No two ways about it, the death of a large animal friend is "life-changing". It is hard to go thru. That's why I'm conscious of making the last moments, gentle and compassionate. I take compassionate steps that no other company does. Choose a company that cares as you do.
Check it out.....fountainanimalrecovery.com

Large Animal Recovery and Disposal

Got the privilege today to haul “Denver” from Boulder to his final resting spot at Evergreen Memorial Park. He has been ...
12/31/2020

Got the privilege today to haul “Denver” from Boulder to his final resting spot at Evergreen Memorial Park. He has been with his family for 21 years😢
Thought I would share some pictures of the drive and scenery....

Fox Run Equine Center
12/12/2020

Fox Run Equine Center

COLD WEATHER COLIC
Brian S. Burks, DVM, Dipl. ABVP
Board Certified in Equine Practice

Winter is back, and snow is on the ground (at least in some areas). There are several things to consider for your horse when it comes to winter.

The number one cause of colic during cold weather is lack of fresh, unfrozen water. Most horses consume 25 liters (12 gallons) of water daily. Horses not getting enough water, for whatever reason, are at risk for impaction (and other) colic. Even if the water is not frozen, some horses may not like super-cold beverages; water is best at 45-65 F for most horses. A heated water bucket could be used, but these are potential fire hazards. If you are going to use heated water buckets, ensure that the horse cannot get to any portion of the electric cord, so that it cannot be chewed upon, and that it is plugged into an outlet with a ground fault interrupter (GFI). Also, check the electric in the entire barn for frayed wires, ensure that the circuit breakers are functional, and that the correct amount of current is being pulled from the electric source.

If the water is too cold for your horse, and you are not using heated water buckets, consider adding warm water to make the bucket contain tepid water. Hot water freezes faster than cold water. There are also bucket cozies to fit around the water bucket and help prevent freezing. Consider adding appropriate amounts of electrolytes to the water; every brand is different, but Peak Performance has electrolytes without fillers such as sugar. Salt may be added to grain or hay to help encourage drinking. Snow will not compensate for inadequate water sources, as it is largely comprised of air, thus not providing the same volume of water.

A second factor to consider is parasitism. This can sometimes occur in well dewormed horses. Small strongyles, or Cyathostomes, overwinter in the intestinal wall of the horse. When the larval forms detect that the outside temperatures are no longer warm- they like 70-800 F- they will, sometimes en mass, penetrate the bowel wall where they have arrested development, or hibernation, and this massive entrance, causes intestinal inflammation. Clinical signs range from weight loss, to partial anorexia, to unrelenting pain, depending upon the amount of infestation.

There is no good way to test for larval cyathostomiasis. Since they are larval forms, there is no egg production to be detected upon fecal examination. It is not practical to take biopsies of the colon, but they can be obtained from the duodenum via gastroscopy and the rectum. If the samples detect an eosinophilic enteritis, this is supportive, with appropriate clinical signs of larval cyathostomiasis. Abdominal ultrasonography may also be supportive. The bowel wall may have thickening, and there may be hyperechoic (bright white) foci present within the bowel wall.

It is important to recognize that most dewormers do not affect the encysted larval forms. There are a couple of ways to treat this condition, one of which in tube deworming for three days with high doses of fenbendazole. Moxidectin gets at least some of the larval forms, but not all of them.

Gastric ulceration may occur due to the stress of being kept inside rather than being turned out, as in the summer months. You may choose medication as prevention, or simply continue to turn out, except in extreme weather. Horses that are used to being turned out in cold handle the weather without any problem. Turn out also keeps the horse moving, which helps keep the GIT moving. Standing in a stall reduces intestinal motility. Remember that wet blankets will make horses colder than no blanket at all, although wet hair coats do not function normally. When on turn out, adequate shelter should be provided to allow them to get out of the wind, rain, and snow.

Providing adequate forage is essential for proper digestive function. This will also provide more internal heat to keep your horse warm. Horses were designed as continuous grazing animals, and providing free access to hay will not only keep them warm, but ensure adequate gastrointestinal function, helping to prevent colic from impaction and gastric ulceration.

The cold affects many things, including humans that do not wish to be out in sub-freezing temperatures. By spending a few more minutes, however, you may help ensure your horse gets through the winter with minimal issues.

Dr. Brian Burks is the owner/veterinarian at Fox Run Equine Center, a 24-hour medical-surgical center near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is board certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Equine Practice). This certifies him as an expert in all categories of equine practice.

Fox Run Equine Center

www.foxrunequine.com

(724) 727-3481

Your horse's health is always our top priority.

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Are you a fan of holistic training from Missy Wryn?This fine lady is a qualified trainer with her technique! Find her qu...
10/05/2020

Are you a fan of holistic training from Missy Wryn?
This fine lady is a qualified trainer with her technique! Find her qualifications here..... http://www.equineartofbeing.com

If you are looking for great training in this area from someone who is qualified, I recommend this gentleman!
10/05/2020

If you are looking for great training in this area from someone who is qualified, I recommend this gentleman!

What do you actually know about the transport company you have chosen? What steps have they taken to ensure that their e...
09/16/2020

What do you actually know about the transport company you have chosen? What steps have they taken to ensure that their equipment is sanitized to reduce risk of spreading illness to your property? With so many horses now coming from kill pens/buyers, the chances of horses passing away from spreadable disease like strangles has gone up. I have consulted with the equine department at CSU and I use the same chemicals that they do to sanitize my equipment after every transport to reduce risk of spreading disease in any way. So choose a company that cares about the details!!!
FOUNTAIN ANIMAL RECOVERY

I was called upon by a great group of people in Hudson, CO,who are helping give animals a soft landing and a good home, ...
09/01/2020

I was called upon by a great group of people in Hudson, CO,who are helping give animals a soft landing and a good home, to transport a sweet donkey named Dorthy to her final resting spot. They sent me this beautiful arrangement that I received this am in appreciation. It really made my day and helped me remember why I do what I do!!

04/18/2020
No two ways about it, the death of a large animal friend is "life-changing". It is hard to go thru. That's why I'm consc...
02/10/2020

No two ways about it, the death of a large animal friend is "life-changing". It is hard to go thru. That's why I'm conscious of making the last moments, gentle and compassionate. I take compassionate steps that no other company does. Choose a company that cares as you do.
Check it out.....fountainanimalrecovery.com

Shedding tool shopping tips
02/05/2020
Shedding tool shopping tips

Shedding tool shopping tips

Considerations: The ideal tool will effectively remove your horse’s winter coat hairs, speeding the shedding process, without being too harsh; some horses may

To all those mourning the loss of a horse companion.........
01/30/2020

To all those mourning the loss of a horse companion.........

12/24/2019

I am available to help with removal all this week.
Rachel

Regular Business Hours tomorrow, November 28, 2019
11/27/2019

Regular Business Hours tomorrow, November 28, 2019

These words say it all.......
08/24/2019

These words say it all.......

This article mentions September starts the time to be aware of this. Let's do all we can to take care of our horses and ...
08/05/2019
The Seasonal ACTH Rise

This article mentions September starts the time to be aware of this. Let's do all we can to take care of our horses and keep them alive and healthy!!

ACTH, adrenocorticotropic hormone, is produced by the pituitary gland. It’s function is to trigger cortisol release from the adrenal gland. Every year in the fall there is a temporary increa…

08/01/2019
7 Easy Ways to Help Prevent Equine Colic
07/11/2019
7 Easy Ways to Help Prevent Equine Colic

7 Easy Ways to Help Prevent Equine Colic

Learn how to proactively reduce or eliminate colic occurrences for a healthier horse & reduce your stress too.

07/04/2019

Normal Business Hours today, July 4, 2019

06/17/2019
Spring Horse Care Tips from Kentucky Equine Research
03/21/2019
Spring Horse Care Tips from Kentucky Equine Research

Spring Horse Care Tips from Kentucky Equine Research

How did your horse spend its winter? Barefoot and furry, lazing around with his friends in seasonal letdown? Or slick and muscled, becoming fit for the upcoming competition season? Perhaps heavy in foal? No matter your horse’s current condition, spring symbolizes renewal and with it comes manageme...

03/09/2019

We offer careful, compassionate pick up of beloved horses who have passed. Standard burial or cremation options available. Choose a company that cares.

03/07/2019
Fountain Animal Recovery
01/28/2019

Fountain Animal Recovery

Horses really are a person's best friend. We at Fountain Animal Recovery understand that. When it comes to end of life options for your friend, we are here to offer compassionate pick up and burial or cremation.

To all those who miss the animals they have lost......
01/28/2019

To all those who miss the animals they have lost......

Fountain Animal Recovery
01/08/2019

Fountain Animal Recovery

I know everyone I meet feels this way about their horse. That's why I feel compassion is an important part of this business. Like you, I HATE to see horses pass away. However, when they do, I offer compassionate pick up and transport to a burial site or crematory. Choose a business that cares as you care.
FOUNTAIN ANIMAL RECOVERY

Address

10001 Tamarack Ranch Point
Fountain, CO
80817

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 8pm
Tuesday 8am - 8pm
Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Telephone

(719) 660-8069

Website

fountainanimalrecovery.com

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