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Double D Ranch

Welcome to the "Ranch". We are a cow/calf operation consisting of Purebred Simmental and Red Angus, with a few commercial cows consisting of Herford x Simmental

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Rascal Flats Labs

We specialize in Purebred Registered "Fox Red Labrador Retrievers" bred most importantly for temperment, health,trainabilty,conformation, looks, and of course the color is a bonus

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Hooked On Horses

A horse needs to "trust" to learn, he needs to have a "leader" that he can trust to keep him safe. The key to solving any problem a horse has or starting any colt is by developing

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February 4, 2013

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............Always use caution with home remedies! Consult your vet first beforeing using to make sure that you have diagnosed the problem correctly..........

Plain Crest toothpaste:

  • Shines up silver on saddles & bridles beautifully.
  • Removes proud flesh, aplly daily for about 2-3 weeks
  • Removes ringworm and warts

Jell-O:

  • Promote the growth of hooves, add Jell-O to your horse’s feed.

Listerine:

  • Treat manes and tails to a dousing of Listerine, which helps fight itching and bugs. It can also be used to soothe irritated skin.
  • Listerine on Ringworm
  • Works really well on rain rot. You can just add it to your horses shampoo also.
  • Works good as fly spray too!
  • Douse the whole tail top to bottom twice a day, for itchy tails and it helps repel bugs and soothes itchy, irritated skin. Works on manes too!
  • Use equal parts Listerine and baby oil as a remedy for rainrot– rub into affected areas,leave on overnight, in the morning, shampoo your horse with a mild soap and let the skin air dry.

Preparation-H:

  • Works on EVERYTHING! It will heal any wound faster than anything else.
  • Shrinks the proud flesh
  • Promotes hair growth.

Meat Tenderizer:

  • moistened into a paste takes the sting out of bug bites and stinging nettles
  • mud pack the area( works on humans too)

Vinegar:

  • To help whiten tails, soak the tail in plain, white vinegar for 5 minutes, before washing and conditioning normally. Those bubbles you see are cutting through the urine and stains, getting down to the nice white root. Vinegar is safe for the hair, and actually can contribute to a shinier, healthier tail!
  • Equal parts vinegar and water will take out manure stains
  • vinegar is a naturally insect repellant. Adding vinegar to the food, or even diluted and sprayed directly on the horse, can act as an excellent, chemical free fly repellant.

Apple Cider Vinegar:

  • 1/2 cup to 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar mixed in with horse's feed once a day should also help prevent flies.
  • Helps to calm a nervous horse,
  • Helps itchy skin,
  • Help with arthritis and joint pain.
  • In horses prone to developing enteroliths (stones) in their intestines, a cup of Apple Cider Vinegar mixed in the food once to twice a day can help to reduce the pH level in the gut, and inhibit stone formation.
  • Can also help prevent thrush

Salt:

  • Add one tablespoon of regular table salt per gallon of water to make a homemade saline solution for flushing wounds.

Simple Green:

  • Use Simple Green to remove deep grass stains.

Baking Soda

  • Uuse baking soda as an effective abrasive to clean water buckets, add a small amount of water to baking soda until you create a paste.
  • Use this mixture to provide a soothing poultice that addresses insect bites and stings.

Aloe and Tea Tree Oil:

  • Is great for the skin make a mixture of water, aloe vera gel and tea tree oil, spray this on bite marks, itchy spots, etc and the skin loves it and the hair grows back super fast!
  • Use it to treat scrapes and cuts
  • Combine aloe vera from a plant leaf with sugar water to create a poultice for blisters or cuts. Wrap the remedy to hold in place.
  • Works on rainrot

Sugar and Iodine:

  • Mix into a paste for use on scrapes and burns - the sugar keeps the flesh from dying and the Iodine fights the infection.

Murphy's Oil Soap:

  • Works great to clean leather, very mild.

Kerosene:

  • Soak rusty tools (hoof nippers, fence tools, pliers, etc.) over night a bucket of kerosene to remove rust. Really bad rust may need to be soaked longer.

Honey:

Use raw honey on any would to heal it and keep infection out, wrap with vet wrap and lave for 2 days, then re-bandage.

Pepto Bismol:

  • Is commonly used in horses to control diarrhea. There are equine preparations for this but using the OTC product , you would give 1 tablespoons per 100 pounds of his weight every 8 hrs. It is also good to give a high fiber supplement to take in some of this fluid.

Sunscreen:

  • apply to horses nose to keep from burning

Frontline spray:

  • To keep ticks out of your horse's ears, spray inside ears, once monthly with Frontline. You can get this from your vet.

Petroleum jelly or mineral oil:

  • Will kill botfly eggs. Spread the jelly over the eggs to prevent them from hatching or smear it on beforehand to prevent the flies from laying their eggs in the first place.