My big 16.2hh mare who is 205 days in foal, fell over this morning on her side. It was very fresh and windy and had just rained, she was playing up and reared and fell over on her side outside in the field. Ground is pretty hard as it's the first rain for a while.
Now, 3 hours later, she is lifting her front legs occasionally and looking at her side and touching it with her muzzle. She is quieter than usual, and stopped eating her hay for a while. She's gone back to eating again now.
I'm worried SICK that she could lose the foal, and just wanted to know if there is anything I can put her on incase any damage is done? What are the chances of her losing the foal? Could she dislodge the placenta or some such thing? There are no equine vets nearby, I stay in the middle of nowhere, and she does not travel well so am too afraid to truck her to a vet.
I remember reading somewhere a while ago about a mare being used out west as a pack horse to pack out deer or elk that had been hunted. The mare, fully loaded up, fell off a 14 foot or so ridge to the trail below. I don't remember how far along she was in the pregnancy in this story, but she delivered a foal just fine later.
Thank you Susan, that does make me feel a lot better! She was a bit mis this morning, but this afternoon she seems chipper again so hopefully she didn't do any damage. Thanks again
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