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Lost foal, plasma overdose

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Luraellen Wiggins
Neonate
Username: Lpw

Post Number: 1
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 03:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I lost the mare during foaling and lost the colt 2 days later. He was great, bucking, kicking..his counts were down, vet administered plasma to fast to much..he drowned. Any input on this??
 

Tracy Smith, Tali due 6/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 863
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 04:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How did he administer the plasma? My filly had a plasma transfusion and it was done IV with a slow drip. How did he drown? I'm sorry about your losses, that is very rough losing both mare and foal :-(
 

Jan Owen
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 1097
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 04:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Luraellen, My deepest sympathy on a terrible loss. Can't imagine what you must be going through. Very heartbreaking. Get a new Vet!
 

Cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 543
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 05:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How did that happen administration wise. I give every foal plasma within 12 hours of birth. We give the rhodo plasma for rhodococcus. We just administer a catheter and give a slo9w IV drip. My vet always had a crash cart on her SUV just in case but nothing has happened yet. I have heard of happenings at other farms .
 

Jane Olney
Breeding Stock
Username: Shotsnurse1

Post Number: 559
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 05:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Luraellen-Mine had it fast. My husband was in charge of holding Mom AND the IV bag. Our vet told him to squeeze the bag....so he had it faster than a slow drip. I had baby in my lap and vet was monitoring vital signs the whole time. I am a nurse, and I was freaking out the way the vet was so focused. Mine needed it. He was starting to go downhill...and his counts were not up. By the next day all was well.

I am so sorry about your loss. Yes, heartbreaking.
 

Jane Olney
Breeding Stock
Username: Shotsnurse1

Post Number: 560
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 06:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cathy-Do you give valium...to keep baby still?
 

Tracy Smith, Tali due 6/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 870
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 09:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The vet just held my filly down and she was fine, she fought at first but then was completely still for the transfusion.
 

Dianne Edwards
Breeding Stock
Username: Mamaedwards

Post Number: 394
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 07:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Could he have gotten the tube in wrong? Just a thought.
Sorry for you loss...cant even imagine...
 

Marilyn Lemke - Dora due 7/31/08
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 1071
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 08:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I couldn't even imagine how horrible it would be to go through what you went through. I sorry for your tragic loss.
 

Linda Bauer --Rita due 4/29
Weanling
Username: Llazyt

Post Number: 43
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 08:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Very, Very sorry for your loss, Heatbreaking
 

Laurie A Beltran
Yearling
Username: Prophecy_ranch

Post Number: 77
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 08:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This has hit home for alot of us waitng for our mares to deliver, In my wildest dreams I can't imagine losing not one, but two animals if your like me she is your love your life....My deepest condolences to you and yours.. She and her baby can now run free! Our animals are only here but a blink of an eye but all the love the can give us will last a lifetime. Remember all the good that she brought to you!

May you heal quickly,
L
 

Cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 545
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 06:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jane....Yes we give a small valium dose and at times the mares gets a big dose of tranqu also! Valium dose amounts vary vet to vet, there are some vets in my practice I will not call for plasma because it takes so long to get the foal to come around. I like my vet, she gives a small dose and puts a towel over their eyes, they try to get up almost instantly!
 

Mood Swings
Yearling
Username: Mood_swings

Post Number: 92
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 10:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Perhaps your foal had an anaphylactic reaction? We too give our foals plasma and they recieve a second plasma in KY. We had one go into anaphylactic shock while recieving plasma this year (very scary), the vet gave her epinephrine and she thankfully recovered fully.

I am so sorry for your losses :-(
 

Cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 546
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Sunday, March 02, 2008 - 07:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We do double plasma also one at birth and the other 30 days later...expensive but better than Rhodo!



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