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My Foaling Kit

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Cjskip
Breeding Stock
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 372
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 04:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My girl is getting close. I want to know if I'm covered. Do I have everything I need? Please, anyone, feel free to comment! I'm sure I've missed something.

Colostrum tester (anti-freeze kit) Bounce Back-Foal Response-Seramune-Generic Powdered Milk Replacement-Calf Nursing Bottle-Betadine surgical scrub-betadine 10% for the cord-Tail wrap-Butte-fleets enema-mineral oil enema-lots of clean cloths and a blanket-water-long gloves- sterile lubricant-three phone numbers for vets in my area (mine is leaving town today! ) Writing Tablet and Ink Pen-Foal halter and lead-portable light source-Plenty of straw. I think that's it.
 

Jonathan Smith
Breeding Stock
Username: Kynwatch

Post Number: 113
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 05:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Alcohol, not rubbing.
 

Cjskip
Breeding Stock
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 377
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 07:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh yea-totally fogot! But it's in the cabinet in the house-so no problem! Thanks for the reminder!
 

Laurie A Beltran
Breeding Stock
Username: Prophecy_ranch

Post Number: 184
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 11:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

CJ
You forgot the WHISKEY!

L
 

Diana Gilger
Breeding Stock
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 330
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2008 - 01:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

CJ, a watch. Keep track of the times. (Mare started contractions, water broke, foal born, foal nursed, placenta passed, meconium passed...etc....) I really urge you to write down times as they happen....you won't remember them if you're on the phone with a vet during an emergency...And they'll be very helpful to your vet at your baby check up if you have them. And...TGI Fridays makes an excellent premixed Pina Colada that is my drink of choice for foal watching!
 

Bobbi Govro
Breeding Stock
Username: Hh_farms

Post Number: 371
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2008 - 04:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cj: Get mommy horse some type of tubed vitamin/mineral/iron product if possible. Don't forget that mommy needs a bounce up too when she's through with labor. Just a thought.

And you forgot one VERY important item (well...as important as the alcohol)...a CAMERA!!!!!

And as a precautionary item...do you have a bottle of injectible penicillin...just in case mom tears...I guess this is subjective to if you are comfortable giving injections.
 

Cjskip
Breeding Stock
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 385
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Thursday, May 01, 2008 - 08:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Diana and Bobbie. I Love Pina Coladas! I think the flavor comes in wine coolers too! And I will add my clock to the bag! Thanks.

Bobbie, I'll definetely have my cameras! Thanks for the reminder.

I injected a horse eons ago, so I guess I still could. I ought to have it on hand anyway. Also, I read your post about the boost for the mare. I'll re-read it. I agree, we ought to think about mama too! I remember reading somewhere to put molasses on the grain so she will drink more water. I suppose that is for mama's and baby's benefit. At any rate, I've got molasses too!

What about pain relievers? Is that something I ought to buy?
 

Diana Gilger
Breeding Stock
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 346
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Friday, May 02, 2008 - 12:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I keep a tube of banamine in my fridge and give a small amt after foaling to a crampy mare. Gets em up off the ground so baby can nurse as it should. You can buy it from your vet or supply, and it's cheap.
 

Cjskip
Breeding Stock
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 391
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Friday, May 02, 2008 - 01:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Diana. How do you know they are cramping? Do they bite at their sides and all that?
 

Bobbi Govro
Breeding Stock
Username: Hh_farms

Post Number: 378
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Friday, May 02, 2008 - 11:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cj: You will see it (the cramping). You have to trust us on this one. You'll just know. I gave my mares some bute versus banamine. Only because Echo had the swelling so as a pain reliever/anti-inflamatory (I know I spelled that wrong) it worked better for me. But Banamine is my best friend...I always have it as it works well with colic cases too.
 

Diana Gilger
Breeding Stock
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 348
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Friday, May 02, 2008 - 01:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You'll know....my mares often lay down and roll, and you'll worry that baby isn't eating enough because the mare is rarely up. Also, you can see the belly contracting still, and it looks painful!
 

Cjskip
Breeding Stock
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 397
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Friday, May 02, 2008 - 04:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Owwwww! I will get some, ASAP! How much do you give?
 

Diana Gilger
Breeding Stock
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 360
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Friday, May 02, 2008 - 06:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

it's about $10-15 per tube, comes like dewormer
 

Cjskip
Breeding Stock
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 411
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Sunday, May 04, 2008 - 02:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I asked and found out I can only get it from a vet. My vet is gone for a week. The other two local vets aren't taking new patients, although they said they would come if need be. But can't get any banamine until the vet looks at her. Wish I'd gotten it from my vet before he left.

However, since her PH was 7.8 tonight, she just might wait until he gets back before foaling. LOL.
 

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

Post Number: 868
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Monday, May 05, 2008 - 03:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow, I didn't know Banamine came in a tube. I just have a bottle of the liquid kind that you have to give as a shot. Thanks Diana for the info!
 

Linda Bauer --Rita foaled 4/25
Yearling
Username: Llazyt

Post Number: 74
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Monday, May 05, 2008 - 05:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I like to keep a couple tubes on hand. Always give it to my mares after foaling to help cramping. Although it didnít help Rita this year, had to call vet out to give her IV drugs. After 2 hours and she wouldnít stay on her feet to let the colt suck. We finely milked her (get this while she was laying down) and fed the baby. Took couple doses before you could see the cramping stop. Poor Girl. She is older and he was a big fella, but not her first.
And it does work great for colic.
CJ: if you get the tubes, you give it by weight just like wormer.
 

Cjskip
Breeding Stock
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 429
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Monday, May 05, 2008 - 09:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks much for the info, Linda. My vet is out of town and the covering one won't give it too me without seeing my mare. Well, my mare doesn't need it now. Auggghhhh! Oh well, hopefully my girl will go early in the morn on a weekday so the vet can come and give it. Maybe she'll sell it to me then!
 

Bobbi Govro
Breeding Stock
Username: Hh_farms

Post Number: 389
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 04:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just FYI...Ace comes in a tube form too. (My vet has that on hand when I need to give a horse a little ace to mellow them out in order to treat them.)

It used to be that you could only get some of these meds in the injectible or pill form. Thank goodness pharmacy companies are now making it more convenient for the "average joe" and creating it in a paste wormer syringe for convenience.



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