Jewel is near her "due date" of May 3rd. I know, there really isn't any such thing for a horse, but gives you an idea. Anyway, she has been showing a lot of possible labor activity-holding tail up, shifting side to side, loose at the tail head and so on. Bag is full. Started on Wed., but she backs off for awhile, then starts showing signs again.
My biggest concern is that this is the third day that she doens't want to walk much. It seems like it is an effort just for her to come into her stall to eat grain. She stands in one spot all day long and pretty much the night too. I have been on foal watch since Wed. night and have never seen her lay down. Friday she was vaccinated and the vet said she looks close to foaling, but could still go a couple more weeks. Said it is hard to tell with horses sometimes. LOL! I hear that!!
Anyhow, the following day she started the slow walk thing and I thought she was going to foal for sure. She didn't eat much Friday and Saturday, but began eating well yesterday.
Now I wonder, could something else be going on, or does it seem pregnancy related? Anyone have any ideas? Should I be calling the vet? She has an old injury. Muscle tear from being a reining horse, I guess. I started giving her equine glucosomine Friday night or Saturday morning, can't remember.
Any ideas, anyone? Appreciate all thoughts.
Jan Owen Senior Stallion or Mare Username: 1frosty1
Post Number: 1410 Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Monday, April 14, 2008 - 06:46 pm:
Cj...my mare with her first foal got really ouchy with her feet and I freaked out and called the vet constantly afraid she was going to founder...she did not want to walk at all...just part of her pregnancy, she did not do that in her last two pregnancies...feel her feet make sure that there is no heat and a good pulse down there...call your vet if you are still worried..maybe she has had a reaction to the shot too.
She of course started walking normally the day after I posted this. Why not? She has countered everything else I've said about her!!! Thanks for the response though.
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