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        06-23-2009, 05:41 PM
      #21
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cayuseranch    
    yep...you get to sit back and relax while the rest of us sweat...wait...sweat some more.
    It doesn't lool like your mare has much longer to go at all! And keep in mind, just becuase she isn't acting like she'll go one night, doesn't mean she won't! Storm wasn't showing any signs at all. She ate her feed was quite and sleeping and then would calmly wake up and start munching hay. So I feel asleep and then woke up and looked at the tv just in time to see her go down and her water break. The only thing different that changed is the 2 tiny droplets of wax. So don't let her fool you!
         
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        06-23-2009, 06:01 PM
      #22
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sliding4ever    
    It doesn't lool like your mare has much longer to go at all! And keep in mind, just becuase she isn't acting like she'll go one night, doesn't mean she won't! Storm wasn't showing any signs at all. She ate her feed was quite and sleeping and then would calmly wake up and start munching hay. So I feel asleep and then woke up and looked at the tv just in time to see her go down and her water break. The only thing different that changed is the 2 tiny droplets of wax. So don't let her fool you!
    I'm not sure If I want her to hurry up and have it, or to take her time so that I make sure to know everything I am supposed to know first....what happens happens I guess.

    So now that you have had your first day with your BEAUTIFUL baby, anything I should know on the side of a newborn? I have my foaling kit with string, baggie for placenta, towel, and instructions in case Im not home in time (funny me writing instructions!)

    You said she wouldn't let you get near it at first...did storm take care of the umbilical cord?

    I know about the placenta, and of course have the vet come out the day after...I haven't gotten that far in my book, so hopefully that is why baby isn't here ;p

    PS - my husband is making fun of me..."Horses have them in the wild all the time" OK, so I am a little OCD.
         
        06-23-2009, 06:53 PM
      #23
    Weanling
    Other than their slimy and a little smelly? Do you have the iodine to dip the stump with? There's a certain kind your suppose to use, I don't remember what though. I got mine at Tractor Supply and it said great for umbilical cords. And dixie cups works great to use.

    If you decide to tie the placenta so she doesn't step on it, be carefull! My mom tried to tie it, and Storm did not like her trying to do that one bit.

    She let me mess with the colt when it was still on the ground and a couple hours after standing, but it's now that she wouldn't let me mess with him.

    You know about the meconium?

    I can't really think of anything.
         
        06-23-2009, 07:36 PM
      #24
    Foal
    I have Iodine 7% (I think) whatever was recommended on the foaling kit list I found online.

    And I think meconium is like what my kids had when they were first born its the first few poops right?

    I looked at her again today and I am a little worried about her utter development. I first noticed them a week ago sat. Which assuming our numbers are right, which they should be, that would put her under 300 days and I have read that that is a sign of a compromised pregnancy or placentitus (sp?) Maybe that explains why I can't get any milk from it.

    But then her vulva looks more relaxed today and I think, well maybe she is closer and our dates are wrong. I don't have any frozen colustrum, but I wonder if maybe I shouldn't get some since I can't get any milk from her.

    Poor girl...it is hot as blue blazes, everytime she turns and looks at me it is like she is saying, "I am uncomfortable, hot and miserable." Hosed her down this afternoon to which she promply went and rolled in the dirt.

    Smrobs...how is bessie today? Do we have an impending foaling to watch for again tonight?
         
        06-23-2009, 07:52 PM
      #25
    Yearling
    Well, I thought I would put LT up as she is getting closer to foaling. Even though she's not mine, she's been by my place for two years and is real special to me. I kind of think of her, Nellie and the foals as my own! Lol.

    She is starting to get real relaxed in the hindquarters. She doesn't have much of an udder yet, but last year she just bagged up a week or so before foaling and even then had a small udder. I'm thinking she has around 2 weeks to go still but then of course it could be earlier or later.

    I'm hoping for a buckskin filly, but of course I don't really care as long as it is healthy and everything goes fine.

    Here are a couple pictures. I'll put more up as she gets closer. Sorry for the mud - she rolls all the time and looks lovely for pictures - lol!
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        06-23-2009, 09:29 PM
      #26
    Foal
    Equus...
    Buckskin is my favorite color too...I don't have one of those yet ;p
    Is that the foal that was just born last week in the background...if so it has grown.

    LT has ME branded on its butt hehehe
         
        06-23-2009, 09:45 PM
      #27
    Showing
    Welcome to the thread Equus. :) LT is just gorgeous. I love buckskins too. I wish there could be a bit of mystery with mine but I know that it is going to be a sorrel. :( How bland but I agree, so long as it's healthy. Plus, we are kinda running out of sorrel horses on our place. That is all that we used to have and now we only have 2 left. Time to start repopulating. ;)

    Well, still no change with Bessie except she walked through the fence again. I think I will have to put her in a different pen. She is getting pretty frustrating. But, then again, maybe she is looking for someplace by herself to foal. :/ I hope it comes soon. If it doesn't, I think her sides are going to split wide open. Poor girl. LOL
         
        06-23-2009, 10:35 PM
      #28
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cayuseranch    
    I have Iodine 7% (I think) whatever was recommended on the foaling kit list I found online.

    And I think meconium is like what my kids had when they were first born its the first few poops right?

    I looked at her again today and I am a little worried about her utter development. I first noticed them a week ago sat. Which assuming our numbers are right, which they should be, that would put her under 300 days and I have read that that is a sign of a compromised pregnancy or placentitus (sp?) Maybe that explains why I can't get any milk from it.

    But then her vulva looks more relaxed today and I think, well maybe she is closer and our dates are wrong. I don't have any frozen colustrum, but I wonder if maybe I shouldn't get some since I can't get any milk from her.

    Poor girl...it is hot as blue blazes, everytime she turns and looks at me it is like she is saying, "I am uncomfortable, hot and miserable." Hosed her down this afternoon to which she promply went and rolled in the dirt.

    Smrobs...how is bessie today? Do we have an impending foaling to watch for again tonight?
    I think it's 7% yes.

    Yep it's the first poop.

    Maybe you should talk to your vet then if your worried. As big as her udders are, I would think you would be to something, even if it's yellow instead of white. Hope everything is ok.
         
        06-23-2009, 10:45 PM
      #29
    Yearling
    Do you guys have any of your mares on marestare?? I am addicted to watching that! I especially love Bessie, but of course drafts are my passion!
         
        06-23-2009, 11:26 PM
      #30
    Foal
    No, I have thought about it, but I don't think I will have internet access at my barn in time.
         

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