04-26-2009, 10:14 AM
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Little colt is a dummy foal. Cord was twisted when he came out, and he was a tight fit, so must've gotten a little deprived of oxygen. Vet gave him DMSO and fluids. We milked Sage (what a WONDERFUL girl she is, SO much different that she was when I bought her and you couldn't even get near her!) and tubed it into him. We're hoping he starts nursing. He now goes to the right area, even touches the nipples, just doesn't latch on. If he doesn't figure it out he has to go to the horspital so they can continue to tube feed him :(
Appearently I forget Sage was not tested for silver. I think I had her tested before silver came out. Anyhow, this guy sure looks to be a silver black appy! He has the sclera, mottling and striped hooves, so should roan out like Sage.
And he has a name: Shakespeare! Here's why:
We have 5 mini aussies, and one, well, he's kinda dumb. We say he's special. His name is Toby. Sometimes we say Toby, or not Toby (like "to be, or not to be" but pronounced with his name instead of to be). Even before the term dummy foal was brought up to Craig, he said he's slow like Toby, and said we should name him Shakespeare. I love it ;) I think his registered name will be CheyAuts To Be Or Not To Be ;)
Of course, we got NO sleep last night, and I can't sleep yet.... I'm exhausted....