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Standard (medium coat)  : :  Female (not spayed, but will be before adoption)  : :  Senior  : :  Medium

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About Smarty

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: 200.00
  • Species: Donkey
  • General Color: Tan
  • Current Age: 32 Years 7 Months (best estimate)
  • Microchipped: Yes

Per former owner:

She was last trimmed on Feb. 14th, vaccinations and coggins were done  on Feb. 14th as well. 

FEED:  Smarty is being fed 2 pounds of Senior Feed, 2 x per day.  There is a manageable medical issue, she does not have many teeth  left and sometimes chokes on her grain.  I manage this by putting her  grain in a larger tub on the ground so she cannot get too much in her  mouth at one time.  I have tried adding water, but she does not like  that very much.  It also helps that she eats alone, so she does not  feel rushed. 

ARTHRITIS: She is also arthritic and takes 1/2 Previcox pill in her  grain every evening.   

Other notes: I have had her for about 5 years and got her from a rescue  in Maryland as a companion.  She stands for the farrier and vet.  She  may walk away when she sees you come with a halter, but gives up quick  and just waits for you.  She also stands fine to put her blanket on  and off.  I put it on when the temperature drops below 20. 

Per VDR:  

CUSHINGS: Smarty appears to have cushings based on her coat.  She should be tested, and treated accordingly.  With the proper medication, he weight should stabilize and her coat should return to normal.  This is not a condition that should go untreated, although it often does because owners don't think it's causing the animal issues.  The medication costs about $1 per pill, and Smarty may need 1-2 pills per day.  If her woolie coat hasn't returned to normal by late spring, it is advised to have her body clipped so she doesn't overheat. 

TEETH:  It is advised to have your vet check her teeth.  Former owner did not provide info on dental care, and it's likely she hasn't had her teeth floated, which may be contributing to her choke issue.

WORMING:  VDR is providing wormer.  You may want to give 1/2 to Smarty and 1/2 to Velvet so they are on the same schedule with the same wormer.