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...You have been terrific.
Fennemore Craig P.C.
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Featured Case of the Month
Proving again that the truth is stranger than fiction...
I’ll be picking out a specific case out of the hundreds
I’ve worked on in the past years and give you a brief
rendition of the facts and outcome.
Taking advantage of situations that have occurred to others may lead
you to say things to yourself like, “Boy I’m glad
that didn’t happen to me!” Anyway, for sheer entertainment
value, you’ll like them.
After reading the Case of the Month, please
feel free to call or e-mail with any questions or comments.
The Case of the Month for September 2014...
Although uncommon, toxic feed cases bring out the detective in all of us as we try and imagine what a CSI unit would discover had they been entrusted to find out why our prized show horse died.
Toxic feed certainly is not a part of a horse's diet, but when there are unexpected equine deaths I begin looking for items that can be the culprit. However, by the time I get to the case, the horse owner has already found
the cause of death.
Having been asked to provide value estimates of deceased horses and those who have not succumbed, I have a pretty good idea where to look for the cause. A common cause of death is often no more than moldy bag of feed. My
suggestion is to just jot down and keep track of all the different production lots for bagged feed.
Next on my toxic feed list, would be where the horse usually grazed. I'm always concerned about just where and at what elevation the baled hay was from. The reason is the blister beetle, or Hycleus lugens.
This brightly patterned little creature and its over 7500 species, excrete a defensive poison called cantharadin, which causes blistering of a horse's soft tissue such as their esophagus. During the baling of alfalfa the beetles are often crushed as the baler goes by. The cantharadin is still potent even after the beetle is dead, even for months.
By the way, blister beetle poisoning is not all that common. I think hay growers are being much more vigilant too.
Anyway, I hope I've put some ideas out there that will get you to think about where your horse's feed has come from.
David D. Johnson Senior Equine Appraiser
from the American Society of Equine Appraisers, number 1050)
What is a "Certified Appraisal?", or
CMEA, (Certified Master Equine Appraiser)
As a potential purchaser of horse appraisal services, its
important that you have a clear idea as to items that go into
making an appraisal "CMEA" designated by NAES.
1). The potential appraiser should be able to show that he or
she has gone out of the way to learn and use common standard
appraisal practices. Even though the term "Certified"
is used frequently it needs to apply to the individual themselves,
not just the fact that they "passed" a course examination.
Since the acquisition of comparative sale prices is so difficult,
the client must make sure that the appraiser has a more than
significant background in the horse business; (IE, its
not enough to have merely owned and loved horses).
When any other horse appraiser states they are "Certified,"
it only means they have taken the courses offered by an institution.
The level of requirements which apply to our appraisers is significantly
above anyone elses, and only after rigorous testing will
appraisers be able to use the term "Certified Master Equine
The primary goal of the appraiser at the outset is to convince
the client that he or she really knows the specific business.
The potential client must feel that the appraiser can realistically
provide a totally unbiased evaluation of their animal.
2). Taking the Preliminary and Advanced appraisal courses offered
by the ASEA from Twin Falls, ID often gives the appraiser a
systematic method in the actual appraisal preparation, which
is good; (The ASEA "Certifies" that the individual
has taken the courses. See paragraph 2 above in section 1).
Please note that David D. Johnson has taken both the beginning
and advanced schools offered by the ASEA and is one of the very
few Senior Equine Appraisal Specialists in North America.
3). In addition, the good appraiser should have been active
in many facets of the horse world; IE, showing, judging, show
management, auctioneering, sales, etc. Participation in national
associations can also give the "Current" appraiser
the broad perspective necessary to give an accurate portrayal
of a horses worth.
A client must feel that the appraiser can professionally withstand
the vigorous questioning of an opposing attorney since all documents
are open to hard-nosed legal review.
At NAES we take great pride in awarding the CMEA designation,
stamping and thus guaranteeing the accuracy of the dollar amount
placed on your horse.
If you or your farm belongs to any of the following
associations, call us and see if you can qualify for a substantial
discount on your next horse appraisal.
Some of many associations
that are included are:
AHA – (Arabian Horse Association)
American Connemara Pony Society
American Hanoverian Society
American Saddlebred Horse Association
American Trakehner Association
American Warmblood Association
APHA – (American Paint Horse Association)
ApHC – (Appaloosa Horse Club)
AQHA – (American Quarter Horse Association)
Equestrian Programs Operated Under NCAA Collegiate Rules
IHSA – (Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association)
International Andalusian/Lusitano Horse Association
NRHA – (National Reining Horse Association)
Paso Fino Horse Association
PCHA – (Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association)
PHA – (Professional Horsemen’s Association)
The English Warmblood Association
The Oldenburg Horse Breeders Society
US Eventing Association
USDF – (United States Dressage Federation)
USEF – United States Equestrian Federation (formerly the AHSA)
USET – (United States Equestrian Team)
USTA – The United States Trotting Association
Welsh Pony/Cob Association
Please call us and see if your association qualifies.
The Following is a Recent
List of Breeds Appraised:
American Hackney Horse
American Paint Horses
American Quarter Horses
American Saddlebred show horses
American Standardbred Race Horses
Belgian Cleveland Bay
British Riding Pony
Frozen Semen Straws used in AI, (artificial insemination for
German Riding Ponies
National Show Horses
Tennessee Walking Horse
Thoroughbred Paint Horses
Thoroughbred race horses
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