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Deformed foal

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Lorna Campbell
Neonate
Username: Greylag

Post Number: 1
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 08:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi,
I was wondering if there was the possibility of someone helping to shed light on reason's for having a deformed foal. My mare gave birth to a deformed foal, she was 356 days gestation (all previous foals have been born at 330days), mare 100% ok, no infection, cleansed properly. Numerous deformities to one foreleg, top jaw 4inches longer than bottom which had a tooth through in middle of jaw, tail was also "curled" back on itself. Nothing to do with WNV, I am in Europe and have no problem with that. Appreciate any input.
 

Jos
Board Administrator
Username: Jos

Post Number: 10696
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 01:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The most common cause of fetal deformities in the equine (which are actually rare when compared to some other species) is environmental teratogens. These may include chemicals, some viruses or radiation. It can be very difficult to pinpoint the cause.

The combined jaw description, limb deformity and prolonged pregnancy does make me wonder about one possibility - congential hypothyroidism - which may be associated with encounter with elevated nitrates or low iodine levels during pregnancy (follow that link for more details, and a search on Google will yield more information too).
 

Jan Owen
Yearling
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 93
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 12:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lorna,

I am so sorry for you. It is so hard to lose a foal after a year of anticipation and having one with visible problems makes it that much more tragic. Deepest sympathy.
jan
 

Lorna Campbell
Neonate
Username: Greylag

Post Number: 2
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 04:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks all:
Jos - for the information and links, much appreciated.
Jan - for your kind words.
Obviously I am now concerned for the other mare due to foal soon. Over all the years my family have been breeding we have never encountered anything like this. Hope never to again.
 

Gynna Meiller
Breeding Stock
Username: Jw_kings_excalibur

Post Number: 127
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 07:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So very sorry for your tragedy and loss. Praying that you will never have to endure it again..



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