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Has anyone foaled a mare out that had previously had a neck injury?

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Thea Vanderwey
Neonate
Username: Vand4142

Post Number: 2
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Monday, December 08, 2008 - 04:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a mare in foal now that is due January. She is coming 4. As a weanling she slipped and broke her neck somehow.... She has slight nuerological issues, but walks/gets up, runs,etc. perfectly fine. As a result of breaking her neck her back pasterns weakened so her angles are very off- with the added weight she has had NO issues whatsoever- I'd just love to her if anyone has had similiar experiences and what the outcome was/is... I appreciate it!
 

Sarah Coquat
Nursing Foal
Username: Sarahmc

Post Number: 11
Registered: 04-2008
Posted on Monday, January 12, 2009 - 03:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a 2002 mare who was injured while in training. She broke her neck and has fused vertebra.

She has no other injuries resulting from breaking her neck. She has had 4 foals and will be having a 2009 and a 2010. She is a great mom.

I bet your mare will be fine.
 

Adelaide Foley
Neonate
Username: Ajvtbs

Post Number: 1
Registered: 01-2009
Posted on Friday, January 16, 2009 - 06:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Thea,
I have a 7 year old thoroughbred mare with a neck injury due in two weeks. Six months ago I found her in the field with complete paralysis and loss of sensation in both her right fore and hind legs. She could stand but was unable to walk or lie down or get up. After extensive veterinary examination she was found to have a cartilaginous/ bony lesion trapping her spinal cord in her neck. She has made a remarkable recovery and now walks with a slight delayed action in her hind leg and sometimes drags her hind toe. She still has some difficulty getting up and down but can walk,trot and gallop.

I have no idea how she will handle the folaing or if we will have to foster the foal. It's just a bit of a waiting game, fingers crossed for a good result. Keep us posted on how you get on
 

Adelaide Foley
Neonate
Username: Ajvtbs

Post Number: 2
Registered: 01-2009
Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 05:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've sent my neck injury mare Wunder away to a specialised foaling unit to foal as we're at least two and a half hours away from the vet hospital and the foaling unit is very close to it. So far she's doing really well and the extra weight hasn't affected her walking. She's 337 days today and had a good sized udder when she left. When I milked her udder the fluid was clearish liquid so I reckon she's about another week or so to go. I'm currently up on foal watch with another TB mare. She's 328days today, carrying her second foal. Last year she foaled a filly at 336 days. I think this mare could go at any time. I'm foaling her at home. Hopefully this time next week I'll have two new foals
 

Jan Owen
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Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2057
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 10:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Adelaide~My fingers and Toes are crossed for you mares in waiting~I had a mare that I sent to a foaling facility due to the fact that the previous year she red bagged and lost a foal..and the piece of mind is priceless and she foaled a beautiful filly~so I think you made the right decision for that mare! Keep us posted:-)
 

Ad TB
Nursing Foal
Username: Ajvtbs

Post Number: 11
Registered: 01-2009
Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 11:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Jan,
I spoke to the guys in the foaling unit today and she's no closer, they think she might be another week or more. I've no up to date pictures of her but here are some videos taken in July about a week after her injury. She'd actually improved a good bit by the time these were taken. She's 5 months in-foal at this stage.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI6ul-8dAp8

The vet exam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsR-0L6ookw

Checking her neck movement
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPQS0Ijsfg4

Hope you find these interesting. Looking back at these now it's amazing how much she's improved in six months



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