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Gwen Boles
Neonate
Username: Gwen

Post Number: 7
Registered: 03-2010
Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 - 08:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hello again, Here we are with a big healthy stud colt ( born Friday night).. he got his foal check yesterday and IgG was over 800..
i was realy happy about this But.....

There are possible 'issues' that i'm scared to death about since we lost the last filly to a sneaky, unexplained bout of septicemia..
Ok, so far the colt had 2 fleet enemas to expell maconiun, 12 hours apart.. Both worked like a charm..
last night he did pass some orangey fecec on his own and all was well along with the high IgG.
This morning i had him and his dam out in the sunshine. He frolicked and run and nursed alot but never pooped. He's just 2.5 days old how often should they poop?
Ok, let them back in with fresh bedding.. he chews alot?? I looked at his one sclera and it's almost entirely red ( of what i can see)??
also, he seems to breathe rapidly and inconsistanly.
i was worried so called the vet ( after just seeing him last night for the foal check).. He said the eye was probably due to pressure at birth since he was a big colt.. he told me i could give an ivory soap enema..
I did this and he passed some yellow mustard feces within minutes. Some parts of it were still hard and the rest was stringy like all connected together in a smooth ribbon.. it also had mucus on it!??
Any thoughts? is this normal? Is he going to be able to go to the bathroom on his own? When should he poop again?
Sorry guys i'm so neurotic.. i've never looked at poop like this before and this is the 12th foal.
i'm so gunshy because i don't know why or how the last foal got sick and died that i'm terrified that the same thing will happen so I'm probably looking at too much?!
For those who did not see my earlier thread, we lost a 3 day old filly just 30 hours after her foal check. her IgG was between 400-8-- but no support was even vaguely recommended). She'd gotten septic and was full of yellow feces.
Please share you advice and experience. i'm just sick with worry even though this baby is lively and eating and got the recommended IgG...
thanks
gwen
 

Cjskip
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 1163
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 05:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gwen, I do remember your situation. I'm so sorry this is happening (if it is). I pray everything will be alright, but I have no expertise in this. Please keep us posted and I hope you get answers very soon.

It is great the IgG is over 800 though. That is a major difference from before.
 

Cjskip
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 1171
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 01:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gwen, how is your foal? I've been worried and hoping all is well.



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