06-03-2010, 12:42 PM
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Stud colt... not a hell baby... but a dumb baby... but he had a really rough start. I knew she was close, and she mustve had him about 12am last night, because when we found him (in my backyard, hed gotten out of the fence), he was dry, and Lady was going crazy, Im guessing she had him around 10 because I checked on her at 8:30 and she was eating... Anyway, we got her back in the fence with her and he ran straight to Dusty and Evie, and Dusty turned and kicked him to the ground... so then I had to rearrange all my horses to move Lmady and "Skecher" to the foaling pen... THEN... he couldnt nurse... I guess her bag had gotten so full from him being away from her that she got really full, she wouldnt let him nurse, then when I held her she squealed, but didnt kick him away, she stood and adjusted and tried to get him to nurse, but he couldnt latch on, maybe from being weak from being away from her for so long and she was too full... anyway, I was up with the 2 of them, milked her, bottle fed him as much as I could, until she was almost empty, until after 4 am.... I got up at 9 and went to feed him again and HALLELUJAH!!!!! He can nurse on his own.... still a little struggle, and she is still turning walking away from him when he goes to nurse most of the time, but I have seen him latch on 3 times this morning and Im not watching constantly... any suggestions??? She seems to be a great mom, other than turning away from him when he tries to nurse sometimes... oh, and I already tried banamine ... gave her 10cc last night.... he has a star and a thin strip... black muzzle... probably going to grey out.... 1 back sock, 3 black hooves ans 1 white one... pics coming soon!