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Foal looks knock kneed

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Jodie
Weanling
Username: Bambis_mom

Post Number: 27
Registered: 04-2009
Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 12:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello I started a thread when my mare was in foal and her whole delievery and foal went great. I couldn't have asked for a better delivery. Bambi is being a very good mom and foal is drinking like normal. But one thing I did notice is that he looked knock kneed from the moment he was born, he is now 2wks. old and is starting to look a little better. I talked to my trainer and she said give till two months and then if he doesnt get better to have the vet come check him out. I will get some pictures of him so you can see if I'm correct about the knock kneed. If anyone has any insight on this could you please let me know. He's is a 1/2 arab and 1/2 qtr.}
 

judy cervantes
Breeding Stock
Username: Coloredpony

Post Number: 105
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 01:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Jodie, my foal was knock kneed when he was born and by about 2 months he was straight,so i would say give it time.
 

Jodie
Weanling
Username: Bambis_mom

Post Number: 28
Registered: 04-2009
Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 01:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's what I'm thinking too. Thanks Judy for the info.
 

Ad TB
Breeding Stock
Username: Ajvtbs

Post Number: 772
Registered: 01-2009
Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 07:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

In my experience a lot of foals come out knock kneed, they should show a big improvement by about 4 weeks and will continue to improve after that. It's usually just a weakness thing. Would be interested in seeing pics though.
 

Kathee McGuire
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Katheekj

Post Number: 1311
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 07:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Pics would be great for all of us "studiers".
 

Jodie
Weanling
Username: Bambis_mom

Post Number: 30
Registered: 04-2009
Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 11:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here are some pics I took of him today.
[IMG]http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww129/Bambi2/100_1375.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww129/Bambi2/100_1376.jpg[/IMG]
 

Ad TB
Breeding Stock
Username: Ajvtbs

Post Number: 774
Registered: 01-2009
Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2009 - 02:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've seen much worse Jodie, give him a few weeks, I guarantee in two weeks time you'll see a massive improvement.
 

Jodie
Weanling
Username: Bambis_mom

Post Number: 31
Registered: 04-2009
Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2009 - 09:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Really thank you Ad, I'm so happy he doesnt look that bad. I've never seen a foal born like that before so it looked terrible to me. I'm so excited you made our day!
 

judy cervantes
Breeding Stock
Username: Coloredpony

Post Number: 106
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2009 - 11:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

HI JODIE,HERE IS A PICTURE OF MY COLT AT 8 DAYS OLD http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff140/judycervantes/002-7.jpg
AND THIS IS AT AROUND 4MONTHS
HOPE THIS HELPS
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff140/judycervantes/014-5.jpg
 

Jodie
Weanling
Username: Bambis_mom

Post Number: 32
Registered: 04-2009
Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2009 - 01:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you Judy that helps a bunch! eases my mind that he will be ok. Your colt is beautiful!
 

Jodie
Weanling
Username: Bambis_mom

Post Number: 33
Registered: 04-2009
Posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2009 - 07:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

OK ONE MORE QUESTION. CAN I FEED PSYLLIUM TO MY MARE? SHOULD I FEED IT TO THE FOAL ALSO? WHEN I TURN THEM OUT IN THE ARENA TO PLAY, I HAVE TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE COLT BECAUSE HE WANTS TO EAT THE SAND. THEY DO HAVE FREE CHOICE SALT. SO I THINK HE'S JUST CURIOUS ABOUT THE SAND. I FEED PSYLLIUM TO MY OTHER HORSES REGULARLY AND WANTED TO KNOW IF I CAN STILL FEED IT TO MARE AND FOAL.



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