Hoof and mouth- the killing isn't over yet.

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I thought that the Hoof and mouth slaughter had calmed down a bit- boy was I ever wrong! Folks, please take a look at this article. Ask yourself whether you would want your animals to be slaughtered, in this manner, if H&MD comes to the US. Remember that most of these animals are not even infected- 79,000 killed on Thursday alone.

-- Rebekah (daniel@itss.net), May 20, 2001


I suppose when it gets to the US I will split my little herd,taking half to a friend a couple of hundred miles away and bringing home a few of hers.If any must be put down,I will do that myself rather than let them be terrorized and then killed.I have had to put down favorites before and as most of you know,it ain't easy and it ain't fun.Some you never quite get over.

-- JT (gone2seed@hotmail.com), May 21, 2001.

I read somewhere that farmers have kept their herds free of it with homeopathic borax. Anyone else familiar with it?

-- Epona (crystalepona2000@yahoo.com), May 23, 2001.

Epona, Using a solution of homeopathic borax will keep animal free of foot and mouth. I am unable to find any articles at this time supporting claims that it works, but have read them and will keep looking. You can get the solution at www.homeopathyworks.com. As I'm sure you're aware, this is completely different stuff than what we can use for laundry, and even long term use of the homeopathic stuff can injure your stock.

-- Julie (julieamc@eagleslair.net), May 23, 2001.

Thanks, Julie. I thought borax didn't sound healthy, knowing a firend who used it as rat poison and to kill ants:) I do not have any stock at this time that would be affected by it, but if it does work, I wanted others to know about it. Makes you wonder why it's spreading so much if there is something to treat it with.

-- Epona (crystalepona2000@yahoo.com), May 23, 2001.

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