Originally Posted by ladytaurean515
I'm sorry for your loss..I had a foal lost recently as well and feet looked a lot like those..not quiet but pretty much..he was still born at 320 days the best guess from the vet.
Thanks. I am wondering if my foal's first time mom abandoned him. She was in the barn at 0600 when my husband checked her and she was again in the barn when I checked her at 0830. This is when I noticed her milk was in and foal was lying dead across the field. Seems all mother was interested in was in eating. Makes me nervous about breeding her again because, obviously, she did not bond the first time. The vet is encouraging me to try again but I will feel horrible if it results in another death...we live in Washington state and the weather was bad--cold and rainining. If the mom did abandon him, he could have died from hypothermia. It was obvious, though, that he never got on his feet. His head and torso were clear of the placenta, but his hindquarters still were draped with it. Vet says he probably was born weak. But why? I feel so guilty because if I had been out there, I probably could have saved him..