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post #341 of 1194 Old 03-27-2013, 10:32 PM
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You want to dip the umbilical stump in iodine.

You want to give baby an enema once it stands up to help pass the first poop. It can be extremely difficult and you don't want them straining. First poop is usually passed in 4-6 hours. Anything longer then that, I'd give another enema.

Stand up and nurse within an hour or so.

Mare must pass the placenta/afterbirth within 3 hours. If not, call the vet before infection sets in.

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You want to dip the umbilical stump in iodine.

You want to give baby an enema once it stands up to help pass the first poop. It can be extremely difficult and you don't want them straining. First poop is usually passed in 4-6 hours. Anything longer then that, I'd give another enema.

Stand up and nurse within an hour or so.

Mare must pass the placenta/afterbirth within 3 hours. If not, call the vet before infection sets in.
Your a lifesaver! I really started to panic. I have everything together in a bucket. I'm prepared! Just nervous I guess, my hubby has always been with me. Didn't think about that until tonight.
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Oh you'll be fine. Stay calm. She'll take care of all of the important stuff for you.

I have to admit though, I was super glad when I went out to the barn and seen Wrecker already dry and standing. If I was there when Chilly's water broke and seen everything, I think I would have been a nervous wreck. *No pun intended*

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What ever you do DON"T pull the placenta out, you can tie it in a knot so she doesn't step on it.
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We never tied it, how do I tie it if she gets to moving before its out ? We always just let it hang .
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I would just take a piece of string, twine or fishing line and fold the placenta up in half (to about the mares hocks) and then tie whatever you use around it.

The weight of the placenta on itself will help to stimulate the uterus to release the rest of it.

Also, the placenta should look like a big Y. So check it over to make sure there are no parts missing. If there is, i'd be on the phone with your vet and get them out right away before complications start. Those complications can come on VERY quickly...Within hours...

But really...99% of the time, there are no issues and a mare knows what she's doing.

Have you been taking her temperature morning and evening? Seen any reddish/brownish discharge around the vulva?

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You don't have to tie it, I just tie it in a knot so it's off the ground, that way the mare doesn't step on it.
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She has a lot of reddish discharge today. I haven't been taking her temp. Monday she had a whole lot of discharge. I took pictures of it and put it on here.
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You can hear her breathing. She has a lot of gas, you can hear her bowel sounds loud. She pooped twice in the hour n half I was out there. I had to come in and warm up a bit. I'm going to nap until about midnight then go back out.
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