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Birth deformaties

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Stephanie Detmer
Nursing Foal
Username: Aliskeeper

Post Number: 16
Registered: 03-2009
Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 12:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How comman are birth deformaties
I have never seen one in 30 years of breeding
untill today..:-(
 

Pam Romjue
Weanling
Username: Pammysue

Post Number: 40
Registered: 03-2010
Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 02:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Stephanie. I don't know how common they are, but I'm sure sorry you had to see one today.

If you need to talk about it we're here to listen!

Pam
 

Stephanie Detmer
Nursing Foal
Username: Aliskeeper

Post Number: 17
Registered: 03-2009
Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 05:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ahh.. I'm no stranger to "Life".. but thanks
it was pretty sad...after 7 years of breeding and trying for a filly...and finally getting one and getting this heartbreak.. just seems so defeating....Thanks again
 

Jan Owen
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2732
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 06:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So sad to read your post. What kind of deformity are we talking? One that changes the use of what you had hoped and dreamed for or one that was unrecoverable? The only one I have seen was from a mare that turned out to have an undetected terrible uterine infection...the mare was cleaned out and rebred and since has had two perfect foals. I think it would be really important to do your best to see if it was a genetic problem,a oops in nature, or something like an infection. Anyway you say it that sucks and I am so sorry.
 

Cyndi
Breeding Stock
Username: Jusblve

Post Number: 128
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 08:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My friend's mare had a lethal white filly in April, so beautiful but in the end so much heartbreak. I'm so sorry to hear and hope when you feel like talking you'll tell us what's happened.
 

Ad TB
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Ajvtbs

Post Number: 1050
Registered: 01-2009
Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 05:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm sorry about your foal Stephanie. I don't know the frequency of birth deformities. In the last six years we've had two foals that had to be cut out of the mares limb by limb because they had severly contracted tendons. My fiance also had a mare a few years ago that had to have a cesarean section because she had a deformed foal that she could not deliver. A friend of mine has a large thoroughbred stud farm and they'd foal 100+ mares a year, his mother has photos of a good few deformed foals that they've had over the last 30 years. I'd be interested to learn the type of deformity your foal had.
 

Stephanie Detmer
Nursing Foal
Username: Aliskeeper

Post Number: 18
Registered: 03-2009
Posted on Friday, June 11, 2010 - 05:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well All..we sent the little filly to Greener Pasture this morning..it was the best thing to do for her..and untill all the verdicts are in after an autopsy...we are told this was probabaly due to a fall the mare took out in the pasture about 2 month before deliver..I'm still in shock...but rememeber the fall very well. ..I will post as soon as the autopsy is back and see what he found.
 

Jos
Board Administrator
Username: Admin

Post Number: 2894
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 12:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Deformities are rare in the equine as most are identified by nature and the pregnancy lost early on. From that fact (and other research) one can see that the majority of deformities occur during the period of organogenesis which is completed by about day 45. Depending upon just what deformity you have seen (and you do not identify it above) it therefore seems unlikely that the issue was as a result of a fall in the pasture within 2 months of foaling, but more likely longer-standing than that.
 

Cjskip
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 1337
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 04:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm so sorry about the loss of your long waited for filly. I send my sincere condolences.
 

Stephanie Detmer
Nursing Foal
Username: Aliskeeper

Post Number: 19
Registered: 03-2009
Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 04:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Your right again Jos
Tt was simple a "birth defect" ..the spine had dupicated it self..it appeared as a hunch back and groesly deformed along the top line
we did the autopsy to make sure it was just that..a freak of nature.. which usually is taken care of by the mares body..... I wish it had been taken care of in the same timely fashion for this little filly.........Thank you for the reassurance that these things just HAPPEN.



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