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post #41 of 99 Old 07-23-2010, 11:19 PM
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I hope she will be okay.... the baby too. I am going to guess a bay tobiano colt with a double colored mane and tail.... July 27.
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post #42 of 99 Old 07-24-2010, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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The baby should be fine. Was kicking away tonight! I swear her belly was jumping like 3 inches out! I was leaning into her and I got kicked by the baby, it was too funny. I have discovered if I tie her by the waterer for a while she drinks quite a bit so I may be doing that more often til she gets better. I've also put water buckets in the lean to and her barn.


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post #43 of 99 Old 07-24-2010, 01:04 PM
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aww poco I hope to hear good news soon! Is this her first foal? Maybe the foal is causing her physical pain and that's leading to the high heart rate. And stress can cause diarrhea right? I'm hoping for the best for your mare and future foal as well!


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This is her 2nd foal. No idea what's causing the problems. Picked up some electrolytes today. Any ideas for getting her to drink more water???
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post #45 of 99 Old 07-24-2010, 02:53 PM
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Put some salt in her feed. Just 1/2 of a cup or so should do it. You can put it in her grain if you give her any, or in her water so when she does drink, she keeps drinking.

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post #46 of 99 Old 07-24-2010, 11:51 PM
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What do you feed her? You could give her soaked pellets and/or beet pulp (but if she's not used to beet pulp she may not eat it.. most horses come to love it, but not always at first!)
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post #47 of 99 Old 07-25-2010, 01:28 AM
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I was going to mention maybe some kind of pellets, or maybe some full feed type feed; something that will give her a bit of energy, and sustanance, without making her hot. Basically, though, at this point, I'd be giving her pretty much anything (safe) that she will eat. Cubes, treats, apples, carrots, etc...anything to keep her stomach digesting, and giving the baby some nutrition. Obviously keep the 'treat type' things to a safe dosage, but if she'll eat them, let her have some. To help her drink more water, you could put some Honey, Molasses, or unsweetened coolaid in some of the buckets...that will give her water a pleasant smell, and she may be more inclined to keep drinking. Perhaps you could get some probiotics for her, as well... but make sure you ask the vet if they will interfere with the meds she's on currently...usually they don't, but you want to make sure.

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Still bad diarrhea. Drank at least 6 gallons of water yesterday but nothing overnight. Tried grain last night and she wanted nothing to do with it at all. Totally lost at this point.
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Still bad diarrhea. Drank at least 6 gallons of water yesterday but nothing overnight. Tried grain last night and she wanted nothing to do with it at all. Totally lost at this point.
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(SORRY FOR THE DOUBLE POST)

Vet is on the way back out. She's looking terrible again. Unforunatly taking her to the vets office is out of question now since they are out of power due to a storm and going to the university isn't really an option since we simply can't afford it. That's one of the worst things in my life I'll ever have to say.

Any more ideas you guys? She's barely eating at all now and hasn't drank all night. She seems altogether depressed. Even if the university was an option she is refusing to walk now and there's no way I could get her into a trailer (which was a huge fight the first time since she had never been in one before).


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