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post #51 of 70 Old 06-04-2010, 01:22 AM
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he is awfully cute. Glad he is doing good, and momma is letting him nurse.

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post #52 of 70 Old 06-04-2010, 08:30 AM
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What a sweetie pie. Can't wait to see a few picts of him running around.
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post #53 of 70 Old 06-04-2010, 11:16 AM
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Aww, see what happens if I go offline for a few days, I miss all the fun!! He's sure cute.

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I do encourage you to have his IgG checked out though! :)
Definitely agree with Chey on this ^^. If you weren't there for the foaling, and don't know how much/if any colostrum he got in the beginning, it's probably a very good idea to have his IgG checked and get him some plasma.

Good luck with him and keep us posted!


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post #54 of 70 Old 06-04-2010, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys! He is running and bucking and playing. Sometimes Lady lays down to rest and its the craziest thing... this boy hardly ever lays down (he does some but not like Evie), he runs around her and licks her and lays his head on her like he just adores her. Then he takes off runnin and she starts whinyin for him to come back and he keeps running until she has to get up and chase him down! He is FULL of energy. He's not as personable as Evie, but he will come around. I go out and sit in the pasture until he gets curious and comes over to sniff me. He lets me pet his nose, then rubs his body against me as he walks by, but he doesnt stand still to let me pet him yet. I will take some more pics of him soon and post them so you can see. You guys think he's Arabian? He definitely looks like he may have the arabian head to me. Hesa spitfire for sure. My little boy named him Skecher, cause he says he's going to run fast like his Skechers (he says they make him run fast when he wears them :))

I think his IgG levels are okay since he's so active, don't you? And he's nursing like a champ with no resistance from mom now. And whatever it was that I bottle fed him, he took about 4 -8 ounce bottles FULL and it was STICKY STICKY... like glue, so I assumed that was colostrum. What do you think?
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post #55 of 70 Old 06-04-2010, 06:12 PM
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My little boy named him Skecher, cause he says he's going to run fast like his Skechers (he says they make him run fast when he wears them :))
Way way off topic but I just had to comment, because my 6 year old says the exact same thing! Is that in an ad somewhere? I don't know where he picked it up.

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I think his IgG levels are okay since he's so active, don't you? And he's nursing like a champ with no resistance from mom now. And whatever it was that I bottle fed him, he took about 4 -8 ounce bottles FULL and it was STICKY STICKY... like glue, so I assumed that was colostrum. What do you think
From a personal point of view - since the baby was potentially out of the pen for an unknown quantity of time, and assuming because he possibly failed to get the colostrum in the "critical" first six hours (if he was born at 10 pm like you guessed, and you didn't bottle feed him until you found him the next morning right?) I would still get levels tested to be on the safe side. Add to the fact with the short time period from when you brought the mare home to her foaling date I'm guessing there wasn't time to update vaccs in that period, so I would think it's a safe bet the mare isn't great on the antibodies scale anyways. Chances are he's probably fine, but since you bought the preggo mare specifically because you had some emotion invested in raising a second foal, I wouldn't take the chance.


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post #56 of 70 Old 06-04-2010, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Way way off topic but I just had to comment, because my 6 year old says the exact same thing! Is that in an ad somewhere? I don't know where he picked it up.



From a personal point of view - since the baby was potentially out of the pen for an unknown quantity of time, and assuming because he possibly failed to get the colostrum in the "critical" first six hours (if he was born at 10 pm like you guessed, and you didn't bottle feed him until you found him the next morning right?) I would still get levels tested to be on the safe side. Add to the fact with the short time period from when you brought the mare home to her foaling date I'm guessing there wasn't time to update vaccs in that period, so I would think it's a safe bet the mare isn't great on the antibodies scale anyways. Chances are he's probably fine, but since you bought the preggo mare specifically because you had some emotion invested in raising a second foal, I wouldn't take the chance.
Well, I see what ur saying, but I fed at 8:30 pm and she had not foaled... I checked her bag and vulva, she was close... but nothing protruding or gaping yet. I found him at 12:30am... so it had been about 4 hours between the time I fed her and the time I found him... as for vaccinations, I brought her home almost 3 weeks ago. The day I brought her home I vaccinated her, just because since I didnt give them to her before, I wanted to be sure, but he said she had been (he also showed me his grey /qh stud that was supposedly "daddy", but baby looks arabian headed to me:)), but like I said, better safe than sorry so I popped her again, and wormed her.
Also, does anyone have any experience with using the diatomaceous (SP?) earth (food grade) for worming, parasites, fly control, etc.. I have just recently started using it and would like more opinions before giving it to my mares and babies.

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post #57 of 70 Old 06-04-2010, 06:45 PM
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Awe get some picts of the 2 of them!
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post #58 of 70 Old 06-04-2010, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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LOL... getting them now. Give me a few minutes :)
Indyhorse: ur right... I will get the vet out. They both need to be well checked anyway. Thanks!
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He wuvs his momma! I just left their pasture again, he decided he wuvs me too :) after he stepped on my flip flop wearing toes!
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