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    07-26-2011, 09:53 PM
  #161
Yearling
I'm so very sorry for your loss :(
     
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    07-26-2011, 10:01 PM
  #162
Green Broke
So sorry about your loss. : (
     
    07-26-2011, 10:02 PM
  #163
Showing
I am the same way THR, I'll leave the breeding to folks who enjoy it and can deal with the ups and downs. I was fortunate to end up with 2 healthy foals and that will likely be the end of my foal experience.
     
    07-26-2011, 10:08 PM
  #164
Showing
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Originally Posted by Poco1220    
Unfortunately she started showing signs of colic late last night and I called a vet out immediately to have her put down before she began to suffer. He watched her for a while, tried an enema to see if she was indeed lethal, and confirmed. Apparently it was just not my year. Working on getting her moved to another farm today or tomorrow to prevent her from being bred back.
My condolences, Poco... That's just awful....
     
    07-26-2011, 11:40 PM
  #165
Green Broke
How terribly sad.. my condolences on losing such a precious baby.
     
    07-26-2011, 11:52 PM
  #166
Green Broke
I'm so sorry. She really was quite lovely.
     
    07-27-2011, 06:46 AM
  #167
Foal
I am so sorry for your loss. She looked like such a precious angel. How terrible for this to happen.

Being somewhat new to horses, I had to look up OLWS to see what the scare was about. When I found out, I admit I had to wonder why the stallion was bred knowing he was a carrier? Granted, the research I did said BOTH parents had to have the gene to produce (a chance of) a lethal white, but why take the risk if you know one parent has the gene?

I mean no disrespect. Please don't take it as such. I was just curious about it. My own mare just had her foal this month & I know how devastated I would be if something had happened. I, too, had to have the vet out (on a Sunday night of all times) because my mare didn't pass her placenta in a timely manner & I thank God everything worked out. I truly wish your little filly had survived.
(((((HUGS)))))
     
    07-27-2011, 07:42 AM
  #168
Trained
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Originally Posted by ThaiDye    
Being somewhat new to horses, I had to look up OLWS to see what the scare was about. When I found out, I admit I had to wonder why the stallion was bred knowing he was a carrier? Granted, the research I did said BOTH parents had to have the gene to produce (a chance of) a lethal white, but why take the risk if you know one parent has the gene?
Because there is a test for it, and if only one parent has it, the foal cannot be homozygous for it. Poco was under the impression that her mare had been tested and was negative - and I am sure that if the testing had not been done, Poco would have done it before she even thought of breeding the pair.

Poco I am terribly sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts.
     
    07-27-2011, 09:15 AM
  #169
Weanling
I am so sorry for your loss.

Just an fyi for others that may read. Not all white foals are lethal whites. Many are born healthy and fine so never have one put down too fast.

This mare showed many signs of being lethal white positive.

Belly spot
No white crossing the back
Blue eyes

But always know that frame can hide so its always best to test no matter what you see in front of you. I had a friend that had a solid looking mare that only had a quarter size white spot on her shoulder. Tested positive for LW.
     
    07-27-2011, 09:22 AM
  #170
Trained
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Originally Posted by weefoal    
I am so sorry for your loss.

Just an fyi for others that may read. Not all white foals are lethal whites. Many are born healthy and fine so never have one put down too fast.

This mare showed many signs of being lethal white positive.

Belly spot
No white crossing the back
Blue eyes

But always know that frame can hide so its always best to test no matter what you see in front of you. I had a friend that had a solid looking mare that only had a quarter size white spot on her shoulder. Tested positive for LW.
That is completely true. HOWEVER - Poco bought the mare and was told that she was already tested, and was negative LWO. I don't think many of us would have questioned it ourselves, and I don't think it is worth dwelling on in this case. The OP did not know that the mare was LWO positive. She didn't assume that the mare wasn't, she was TOLD that the mare was tested negative.
     



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