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First foal lost.

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Pita
Yearling
Username: Pita

Post Number: 51
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2008 - 10:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I lost my first foal yesterday to Neonatol Isophosis(slg) SHe was great the first 24 hours, and igg was over 800 vitals good, eyes good etc.. then 3 hours later she died in my arms. The mare has had 6 other colts by my stallion never had a problem. This mare was 10 days early with this one and retained some placenta.. which was unusual too.

I feel so guilty because I was bottle feeding her to give her extra during the night because she was acting like she wanted to nurse but was having trouble with the nipple and just gave up would lay down and get up.. Other than a little lazy ears she was kicking and bucking so she wasn't so lethargic, then 3 hours after the vet came she was staggering. I call madison immediately but didn't even get the trailer hooked up and she was gone, there were no signs otherwise I would of given her another mares milk... I had two others. I feel so guilty as I was feeding her I was actually killing her by giving her mothers milk. This is the first foal lost in 10 years of my small breeding operation, and I am just a mess.

Good out of bad. I think we have a baby close that lost her momma and we are going to try to get this mare to accept this foal. Please if any one has idea's let me know. Has anyone done this before?
 

Jan Owen
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 1731
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2008 - 11:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So sorry Pita! So so sorry, hopefully your mare will accept the orphan foal and something positive can be salvaged out of a bad situation!
 

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

Post Number: 1511
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2008 - 02:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm sorry that you lost your foal Pita. You had the best intentions, but it doesn't make it any easier to bear this loss. Just like Jan said, I hope the other foal and your mare can help each other and maybe it'll be a blessing in that way.
 

Emily West, Zita born 4/12
Breeding Stock
Username: Paintlover

Post Number: 726
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2008 - 02:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Pita,
I am so sorry. :-(
 

Laurie A Beltran
Breeding Stock
Username: Prophecy_ranch

Post Number: 289
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 12:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Pita,
Don't beat yourself up! I think there is no better way to have gone on to greener pastures than the way she did!!!!!!!!

Hugs to ya,
L
 

Bobbi Govro
Breeding Stock
Username: Hh_farms

Post Number: 474
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 11:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Pita: I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I would have handled it the same way you did. Don't be hard on yourself, how could you have known?!
 

Cjskip
Breeding Stock
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 614
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 03:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Pita, I am so very sorry for your loss and the circumstances that caused it.

One of the great things about this board is that there is always something new to learn; especially for us novices. So while I am sad for you, I see this as another opportunity for me and others, to learn something new. I will be reading up on this disease/condition/whatever it is. Thank-you for sharing this information, even if that wasn't your intent.

I hope you get the answers you need and the orphan foal grows strong and beautiful.



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