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Possible bad mother - need advice from the experienced

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Sheri Parkinson
Neonate
Username: Dunnaggan

Post Number: 1
Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 12:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a surprise foal due this winter, the problem is I don't know if the mare will be much of a mother - she's more of a career girl type and only 3 1/2. She also has a bit of a temper and will kick and buck in her stall - dominant and trying to move up the herd. I'm afraid she will either have no interest in the foal, or just plain hurt it when acting up. I will put up solid deviders on the sides of her stall as the worst of her behaviour is when she is trying to dominate her neighbour. She is good to handle - she knows we insist on manners and I'm not worried about human saftey if I have to supervise nursing or help with the foaling. Will maternal instinct kick in? Do I give her a chance and supervise or just seperate after the foal gets it colostrum, or something in between ie supervised nursing, seperate sleeping area? If I have to seperate the foal for its safety (I have a good baby sitter pony) is Foal lac the only option or will goats milk provide appropriate nutrition? I want to have options organized before hand.
Trying to have faith in mother nature but I am dubious.
 

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

Post Number: 399
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 03:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sheri, most mares (even dominant aggressive ones) will be fine with their babies, if anything they tend to be protective. I definitely would put the solid walls up so she can't see her neighbors. My normal docile mare tried to attack her best friend over the wall when she had her first foal, other foals she was a little more mellow about. I would just keep an eye on her after she foals and see how she does, you really can't tell how a mare is going to be with their babies by how they are normally. One of my friends had a mare that was very sweet and quiet but she didn't like her foal, very abusive towards it and they had to wean early. My other friend had a very tempermental mare that was a great mama. Keep us posted but I wouldn't worry too much. When is she due?
 

Amanda
Neonate
Username: Dakota87

Post Number: 7
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 03:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I had a mare like that as well, she turned out to be the best mother ever. Just supervise once the baby is on the ground. Also, a full wall is a good idea, she will be more aggressive because she will be protecting her foal
 

Heather Cooke
Yearling
Username: Hcvideo

Post Number: 71
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 07:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I had to give a mare of mine a resurpine shot, it is a tranqualizer that last about a month. She was maiden mare, that had a very sick foal that had be doctored and fed every hour and a half. For 4 days I risked my life milking her and feeding the foal. Got kicked in the head twice, never thought of putting a helmet on, must of got a little brain damage on the first kick or maybe it was the lack of sleep. The resurpine shot worked great on my mare but I have heard that it doesn't phase some TB mares. It's worth having a syringe full in your foaling kit. Good luck, let us know how thing go.
 

Sheri Parkinson
Neonate
Username: Dunnaggan

Post Number: 2
Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2007 - 07:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

She's due between End of December and the middle of Febuary, sire has several posibilities (we can play guess daddy). She does let me handle her udder so there is hope, and we have moved her to a corner stall (unfortunately its a colder stall)and we are modifying the devider. Web cam goes up as soon as the cable gets here - old stone foundations are nice but do eliminate wireless systems. I have seen photos of problem mares with a plank between them and the foal - claims the foal can nurse but the mare is in a tie stall like situation so can't hurt the foal - has any one used such a set up? The mare is a tb and I am not very familar with resurpine. She will stand like a statue for anything if you put a chain shank on her thankfully. I might just be living in the barn for the first bit. Thanks for the helpful advice - it is making me feel much better.
 

charlene birdsall, Baby due 4/2/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Charlie67

Post Number: 160
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2007 - 10:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Heather, What kind of tranqualizer is resurpine? I've never heard of it. Is it herbal or due you have to get it from a vet? Does it make the foal dopey too, since it goes through the milk? So did you get kicked in the head before or after the shot
 

Leonard Kistner
Weanling
Username: Len

Post Number: 26
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2008 - 03:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think that the most important thing here, is to watch her close. When she progresses to the point that she will foal with-in a week or so,even befor that, your going to have to be like her shadow. She has no background to go by. Sooooo wil the mothering mode kick in or will she be a rejector. Will she just think this is something to play with or end up hurting the foal with her just junping up and down in her stall. Again you have to be there. Then you can asses what you need to do. The board works real well in normal cases. You might want to check and see if a Nursemare would be avilable. Cover all the bases best of luck.
 

Cjskip
Yearling
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 51
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 06:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Charlene, your profile says you have a baby die on 4/2/08; is that right? If so, keep us posted-okay?
 

Tracy Smith, Tali due 6/08
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 1091
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 08:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cjskip, It says Baby DUE 4/2/08. Baby is the name of her horse and she did have a foal already, everything was fine and she has a gorgeous filly.
 

Cjskip
Yearling
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 64
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Friday, April 04, 2008 - 02:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Opps!! Sorry, was a typo. Tracy, thanks for the correction.



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