Penny's fashionably late boy... *** Sadly, he didn't make it. - The Horse Forum

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post #1 of 36 Old 04-21-2012, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Penny's fashionably late boy... *** Sadly, he didn't make it.

Meet Big Red. He's a big boy. Only 14 days late. Sadly I missed this one too, through my own incompetence.
He had been foaled a couple of hours and of course Penny had him in the only real low spot in the stall. Add the fact that the placenta was wrapped around his back legs this poor boy did not have an easy couple of hours. As soon as I saw him I knew it wasn't good. I called the vet who told me he couldn't be out there for a couple more hours. Recommended keeping him warm and get some colostrum in him. Well we dried him off (low spot meant a lot of the liquid had stayed around him), covered him in blankets (will be buying a foal saver blanket for next year), and I milked Penny and fed him with a small syringe. Thankfully, I had been checking Penny's milk regularly so she had no issues with my milking her.
Red was already making progress by the time vet came. We had hauled him up a couple of times and he just couldn't get his back legs to cooperate. Vet gave him an IV and by this time I had gotten about 4oz of colostrum down his throat. He had a great sucking reflex. Vet got him up and checked his back. Red stood on his own for about a minute so we were happy. Bedded him down really good (all that fuss and he was exhausted). Went to town and got a baby bottle. When we got back we hauled him up again. I milked another oz of milk and fed him near mom. Penny stood really good as we tried to get him to nurse. He wants to but just doesn't have the stability yet. We put him back down and 5min later he popped back up on his own. I took another oz out of Penny and had my DH hold her while I fed him the bottle from near her udder. He did really good and stayed up another 15 min. He's now back down and resting. Penny is doing well, though not as attached as I'd like. She's a maiden and I had hoped to interfere as little as possible (which would of happened had I been there like I was suppose to be).
She likes the foal but is just not sure it's hers yet. Thankfully, she's always been the one in the field taking care of my minis so I think she'll come around. Here are a couple of pics of the new boy. He's surprisingly big. Sire and dam are around 15.1/2 so I didn't expect such a big boy. He's also going to be very people friendly.
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post #2 of 36 Old 04-21-2012, 04:43 PM
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What a handsome little dude, hoping he comes on nicely
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post #3 of 36 Old 04-21-2012, 04:45 PM
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Adorable! Glad he is doing well after his difficult start! Can't wait to see more pics!
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post #4 of 36 Old 04-21-2012, 05:08 PM
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Aww....so precious! Congrats!

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post #5 of 36 Old 04-21-2012, 05:14 PM
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Congrats! He is a cute little boy. Love his blanket and diamond shaped star.

Looking forward to more picture updates and progress reports
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post #6 of 36 Old 04-21-2012, 05:22 PM
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Beautiful colt!

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post #7 of 36 Old 04-21-2012, 05:42 PM
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A truly lovely colt-he will be worth all the extra worry!
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post #8 of 36 Old 04-21-2012, 07:02 PM
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such a handsome boy!
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post #9 of 36 Old 04-21-2012, 07:42 PM
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What an adorable colt, congrats!! I hope he continues to improve and thrive. Please keep us updated on his progress.

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post #10 of 36 Old 04-21-2012, 08:12 PM
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Congrats to you on taking such good care of him... your efforts saved his life... and he is such a cutie :)

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