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    02-24-2010, 08:15 AM
Where we get our hay and strall from is a local farmer who has been a heighbor to my family for years. The fescue hay we get nicely packed tight bales for $2.85 a bale, bermuda comes from a different farmer at $3.00 a bale, and the strall is like $3.50-4.50 depending on who has it and how much they have. Local feed stores are 1.00 higher and the alfla is $9.80 a bale.
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    02-24-2010, 07:53 PM
Green Broke
Lol mom it's Straw not strall! (and yes that really is my mom so no sarcasm was there!)

Here is an update from today! Also and somethings has definitely changed... I was wondering if this was relaly normal? You know the muscles between her front legs. Well they have become extremely saggy... and squishy! Is that normal? Because it was not like that yesterday. And if it's not normal then what causes it? And should I really be worried?? I have no idea what is up with it. But I have a video to show how squishy and such they are and a picture. Plus the regular update.

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    02-24-2010, 09:52 PM
>>>>> I was wondering if this was relaly normal? You know the muscles between her front legs. Well they have become extremely saggy... and squishy! Is that normal? Because it was not like that yesterday. And if it's not normal then what causes it? And should I really be worried?? I have no idea what is up with it. But I have a video to show how squishy and such they are and a picture. Plus the regular update.

As I said in my previous post-- Edema. Fluid is accumulating on the floor of her belly (and now chest) because she is heavily pregnant and confined to a stall and not getting out much. Lack of movement= poor circulation=edema.
    02-24-2010, 11:40 PM
Green Broke
I understand that. But what I don't understand is that she is getting more excersize now than she was she gets a 15-20 minute walk daily up and down the road plus she gets to roam the pasture when we get the oher horses out. Is it just because now she is more pregnant than she was? Or what? I would let her out with the other horses. But they don't even get along over the stall. Much less if I let her out. And what if she gets kicked in the stomache. And the bottom pasture is filled with fescue grass. But the fence is in bad need of repairs which we haven't the time to do because of all the rain and snow.
    02-24-2010, 11:52 PM
I was only pointing out that your photos/video showed that her edema had increased, since you didn't seem to know what it was (you asked about her saggy squishy muscles)-- I can't tell you why it has increased, especially with more excercise-- but if it has gotten much worse in just 24 hours, you should probably have her checked by your vet, at least for your own peace of mind and to rule out anything serious for her sake.
    02-25-2010, 12:07 AM
I have to agree with Eastowest.. I posted earlier on this,, she looks like my Lady did.. exercise did wonders for her .. and it is always best to ask your vet if your really concerned.
    02-25-2010, 12:53 AM
Green Broke
Yeah we have been calling the vet for 2 days and no answer. And we have left about three messages. So we are going to try calling again tomorrow. Our Vet is in a different State and only comes out on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All the other vets around don't deal with pregnant horses unfortuantly. So we are trying our best with what we have. I am kind of hoping she waits another week or so before the baby comes as I have a foal blanket heading this way in the mail in a few days. And it's been cold here lately. So i'd reallth like to have it here before she decides to pop the little guy out.
    02-25-2010, 06:52 PM
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Her tailbone does look more prominent in the second set of pictures compared to the previous ones. In previous experience that usually led me to think foaling was about 2 weeks away - however, my mare right now has had a prominent tailbone and udder about that size for a month, and I would guess her to STILL be at least 2 weeks or more away from now.

I would be concerned about the extent of the edema, especially as it's filling in on her chest as well. Every extra bit makes delivery that much harder and increases the chance of problems. I'd say a visit from the vet would be well worth it, even if you need to find a new one.
    02-25-2010, 07:33 PM
Green Broke
There are no vets around that deal with pregnant mares. Though. We called him and he still hasn't answered so now it will probably be next Tuesday. And in my opinion her tailbone has been prominant for around a month or so as well. I just haven't gotten any good pictures of it. As for the edema issue. I have been exercising her more that she has been and it is getting worse which is odd. She gets a good 15-30 minute walk daily while the other horses eat. Then I bring her back to the stable.

Good news though! My foal blanket arrived early! So it's here yay! Now I am officially ready for her to foal!
    02-25-2010, 07:36 PM
Those pics reminded me of somthing.............erm............
OH YES! Pigeon Fever! A pregnant amre we had got that in her last month of pregnantcy, had the vet out, it was pigeon fever. I'm not sure if she has that or an edema (sp??) so please have the vet out and maybe put her on the lunge line for 15 min at the walk and like 3 at the trot, instead of hand walking.
Umm....if you don't have a vet around there, what if somthing goes wrong? And she needs medical attention like some of the mares I've seen foal on Marestare? What will you do?

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