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post #61 of 70 Old 06-04-2010, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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For everyone that wants to keep up with Evie and Skecher as they grow, since I have several different threads, I will just start posting all of their growing up pics on this one. And Im adding a few of Miss Evie now....
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post #62 of 70 Old 06-04-2010, 09:51 PM
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Ooooh he's so darling! Very arab-y in that last picture. I'm subscribed to the thread, so yay!


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post #63 of 70 Old 06-04-2010, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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And a few more of Mr. Skecher











So, everyones opinions on my babies genetic makeup is welcome...
I'm not real sure about Evie... maybe just quarter horse, but she has a short neck or something.... (but shes perfect to me)
And what about Skecher??? Quarter/ Arab maybe???
I'd love to have everyones opinion on both...

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post #64 of 70 Old 06-04-2010, 10:18 PM
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I love love love Evie, for a surprise foal you are so so lucky! She looks quarter horse to me, she definately has that big strong quarter horse butt.

Skecher definately has a finer head which he obviously doesn't get from his mum ;) and fine, long ears too so definately a possibility of arab in him. very cute. my instructor has a quarab and she is gorgeous.

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post #65 of 70 Old 06-04-2010, 10:27 PM
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I would definatley get his IgG tested, and FAST. Just because he's fine right now, doesn't mean he got the necessary antibodies. They have a narrow time frame where they can absorb them properly. My '09 colt Shakespeare, we bottle fed him at 4 hours with his mom's colostrum (actually no, the vet tubed it to his stomach, later moved to bottle feeding) and he still didn't have a high enough level and he had to have a plasma transfusion. MUCH better to check it than have him die (or cost you thousands to save his life) because he wasn't properly protected.
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post #66 of 70 Old 06-04-2010, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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I would definatley get his IgG tested, and FAST. Just because he's fine right now, doesn't mean he got the necessary antibodies. They have a narrow time frame where they can absorb them properly. My '09 colt Shakespeare, we bottle fed him at 4 hours with his mom's colostrum (actually no, the vet tubed it to his stomach, later moved to bottle feeding) and he still didn't have a high enough level and he had to have a plasma transfusion. MUCH better to check it than have him die (or cost you thousands to save his life) because he wasn't properly protected.
I did call her and she said she would come out and check on them tomorrow, but that if he was up and running around now and nursing the way he is, then he should be fine... How long will it take before I notice him going downhill? Would I notice now? or tonight or maybe even tomorrow before she gets here? Now Im going to be up watching him all night...
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post #67 of 70 Old 06-05-2010, 12:45 PM
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The thing with a low IgG is that they don't get the necessary antibodies. So they could get sick from the smallest thing and being a foal with compromised immune system, they go down fast. You never know when it could happen. That's why, if there is any possibility the foal didn't get enough colostrum or soon enough, it's important to test. Hopefully he's just fine, but I wouldn't be waiting to see.
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post #68 of 70 Old 06-05-2010, 12:59 PM
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they are both very cute i love babies but won't be having any baby horses till i'm older one is enough for me haha. i know a trainer/ breader that lets me help her out though its so much fun to be with the babies
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post #69 of 70 Old 06-05-2010, 01:02 PM
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Again, I have to back up Chey on this. Not to scare you but I've seen some ugly things happen with babies that didn't get the colostrum. One, at the farm I used to work at, was perfectly fine and frolicking the night before, and when we got there in the early morning, he was standing legs splayed, joints swollen, head hanging down - within a few hours pus was draining out his umbilicus - he just had absolutely no way to fight even the most minor infection and it overwhelms their weak little systems LIGHTENING FAST. To me, any foal that was not out of a hyper-vaccinated mare and you didn't SEE nurse within the first few hours, should be checked. It might be just the test and his levels are fine - he might be low and need plasma - but wouldn't you rather know and be proactive then take the wait and see approach and find out when it's too late?


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post #70 of 70 Old 06-07-2010, 10:47 AM
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Ohhh they are just too cute!
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