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    03-04-2010, 08:05 PM
  #81
Foal
Im part Snowflakes owner and me and lilkitty are good friends. She keeps her other horses on my land to. We've had people come out and look at Snowflake and they say she's fine and its all apart of labor. And idk some of you people on here but where we live its in the middle of no where with no equine vets around. Around here theres tons of farms and everybody knows everybody theres not a farm out here that dosent have horses on it and they are all experianced with horses giving labor. Since the vet lilkitty does use lives so far away that's our only option and I trust someone I know rather than some vet who probably dose it for the money. Moneys tight around here theres no jobs so everyone just lends a hand to whoever needs it. Yes I understand that there is a risk of something going wrong with her labor but that's a chance you take with any animal you have. You people may be able to afford to call a vet everytime a horse gives you a scare but where not we deal with it ourselves or call someone whos experianced. If I didnt trust the people around here they wouldnt be around my horses. You aint seen her in person and yall aint vets so yall don't know whats really wrong with her if anything. She acts like the other horses that are in our pasture just wants alittle more lovin but wouldnt you if you was pregnant and weighed that much. But yall people flip out because lilkitty puts pictures on here from yalls advice and hasnt called a vet. Which she has and they don't answer. This is the first foal for lilkitty and she just wants to make sure the mommas ok. I mean wouldnt yall? She asked on here because she wanted more opinions (im guessing) but lord yall gotta realize reality around here probably aint what it is where you are.
     
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    03-05-2010, 12:09 AM
  #82
Weanling
Let me just say, I don't think anyone posting on this thread is recommending calling the vet for some minor thing. This is a pregnant mare without known breeding dates so no idea of a range of due dates, who according to the OP is not eating normally, who is exhibiting progressive fluid retention and edema even with increased excercise, and who might have had fescue exposure.

The OP came to the forum asking for advice and titled the thread "Somethings not quite right." None of us on this thread are vets, but we all have varying levels of experience and made observations and offered suggestions when asked out of courtesy and concern for the horse and her owner.

As far as experience-- each year for the past 15 years I have bred, foaled, raised, and cared for 1-5 pregnant mares and foals of my own. Prior to that I worked for a breeding farm for 4 years and among other things, I attended 8-10 pregnant mares each year as the "night watchman" for them during breeding and foaling season. I was usually the main person there to foal them out. It was usually "my call" as to whether to call a vet or not during labor and delivery, and most often, I did not.

I don't call the vet for every little thing. I am pretty conservative about vet care. With my own mares, I closely observe, but I allow the mare to live and carry her foal as naturally as possible. Through the years I have learned to do much of my own "work" and I am pretty comforable with many situations. I also have experienced friends and colleagues in the horse business that I talk to and we share experiences and ideas.

I agree that many things do resolve on their own and are "no big deal" and don't need veterinary intervention--- However based on the info the OP has shared and the photos she has posted, if this were my own mare, I WOULD call my vet.
FWIW.
     
    03-05-2010, 01:02 AM
  #83
Foal
Ok I wasn't saying it to just you. I'm sure you are experianced I mean idk your life. And as far as her not eatin the hay is because we switched it and she didn't want to eat it. But she eats it now and attacks her grain like its goin out of style.and no we do not know when she was breed because the guy we bought her from didn't know. They were weird and I felt like they had no idea what they was doin. And as far as trying to get a vet She is trying to get ahold of a vet but hasn't been able to get ahold of any of them so there's nothing we can do at the moment. But when you can't get a vet your last resort is to get someone you know and trust with experiance to come look at her. And she don't get exposed to fescue grass she gets turned out of her stall when we ride the other horses and there no grass for her to really eat. When she's out she rolls and roams around the pasture just walkin an checkin things out or goes down to the creek. I know all these people are concered but so are we and were trying to do the best we can with what we've got. But we can't call the vet like everyone wants us to on here about every little thing.
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    03-05-2010, 03:22 AM
  #84
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sandy2u1 I just called your vet today! No answer so we left a message. Hopefully they will call back later today and we can talk to them and hopefully set up an appointment for him to come out and look at her.

Glad to hear it hun. If he doesn't work out (he is the closest I could find), I will help you find another. I live in N.C. Also, not far from you. I know how things can be financially, I have the same problem. I only call a vet when I have to (with the exception of vacc. And coggins). The thing is though, you need to go ahead and get a vet out (who will come in case of emergency) now. It really helps if you need an emergency vet if they have a record of your horse as being a patient. For one thing, they will have a good idea about what's going on already and for another if you have a good relationship with the vet, he may even let you make payments to him (in an emergency situation). I wish you the best of luck! I'm looking forward to seeing pics of your new baby when it gets here !!!!!!!!!
     
    03-05-2010, 06:58 AM
  #85
Green Broke
Thanks lnw0923! And yeah easttowest don't worry! You've been super helpful to me about alot of thinsg. All through snowflakes pregnancy as well as helping me decipher my other horse's color and breed

Sandy2u1 unfortuantly the last owners made it clear they NEVER used a vet. I asked them about it. I asked if she ever had any complications and ever needed a vet. They said they never used one and they always administered the wormers themselves. And I don't believe they ever got her Vaccs. Like I said I believe they were byb's and weren't to good at it. They decided since they had a stud they were going to make babies. However they have done right by not selling them. They kept everyone of her foals so at least they arn't selling them. And as for your vet. He never called us back yesterday. Does his office close at 6? Because my mom goes to work and wont be home till around 3 and where she works she has no service so if he calls I hope he does leave a message!
     
    03-05-2010, 06:09 PM
  #86
Green Broke
YAY we got through to the vet. He said there was no need to come out. And that the edema that she has in the front said it's perfectly fine and not to worry about the edema untill it started going down her legs so woo!! And he also said that in the event of an emergency he would be available for us to contact if something were to go wrong during the foaling!
     
    03-05-2010, 06:21 PM
  #87
Foal
Glad you finally got through to the vet.. I am looking forward to seeing pics of the new arrival..
     
    03-05-2010, 10:01 PM
  #88
Green Broke
I'm looking forward to seeing the foal myself! I don't know how you people do it waiting 11 months. I've been waiting since december and I am already going crazy.
     
    03-06-2010, 01:29 AM
  #89
Green Broke
Ok here are todays pictures. Then in the next post i'll do the pictures we got from tonight.
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    03-06-2010, 01:38 AM
  #90
Green Broke
Okie dokie and here are tonights pictures. You can see a difference in her udder but I am sure that's because it's night and i've always heard at night they will be bigger than during the day
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