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post #921 of 1194 Old 04-26-2013, 11:13 AM
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But I like reading about Sunshine's saga! :*(
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post #922 of 1194 Old 04-26-2013, 11:14 AM
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In a weird way, this is a relief ... so now she has a chance to progress normally and will, hopefully, proceed like a normal mare...

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post #923 of 1194 Old 04-26-2013, 11:29 AM
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Wow, that really sucks. I wish people could just be honest when they sell their horses. I didn't find out much truth about Cinny until a few months to a year after I had him when the previous owners friend decided to board her horse at my barn and then gave me the REAL scoop on him.

Don't they realize that sometimes withholding certain information can lead to a dangerous situation with owner or horse? It may seem like nothing, but it can end up being a big headache for the buyer or in your case, a big loss of sleep among other things.
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Don't feel bad it happens.
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Yes, for real!!! But, I'm waiting for the vet to call me back. I called and left the message that it is unknown now and the PO is now saying she never told me she was around 10 month in foal and about ready to pop the baby out. So I gave a list of signs and symptoms of everything that has happened in the last months. I am not sure what to think. Hoping for a call at lunch if not maybe before he leaves. I hope the shots we gave will not hurt the foal. She made me feel horrible, like well please don't induce, if you are *concerned* for this mare please take herto my vet so she can get proper care. WTH I've been trying to do proper care but, for a at term mare!!!! Misleading info is not good.... Not good at all. So I don't know what the kicks was at her tail head... Muscles I guess, what about the hoof that looked to be pushing, what about the moaning and *false labor* , what about the amount of discharge she had, why is she so floppy open in the backend... Ugh... I have set and cried all morning. Like I needed her to make me feel worse than I do. So whole new set of concerns for miss sunshine. Just waiting to hear from the vet.
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post #926 of 1194 Old 04-26-2013, 11:50 AM
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That is dissappinting. If only all horse sellers were honest and upfront when selling, especially selling pregnant mares. Stories that change but somehow "you are the one that misunderstood them" are the most frustrating and aggravating situations. I am sorry you were put through this, but hopefully this means Sunshine will produce milk for her foal and save you less stress for feeding 24/7
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post #927 of 1194 Old 04-26-2013, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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So, I just talked to the vet. I really do like him. He said when he palped her he could have been off and her even just been 8 months. He was just going by feeling of size, info given, and such. But, he said there is no way at all she was any less than 8 months. Period!!!! He said he could get to the baby fine and given its size he felt 100% she was at least 8 months. But, he also feels 50% that she was at least 10 1/2 months at that time also just due to how easy he could feel the baby. But, just be patient give her time and she would foal when ready. They said if I wanted to come get swabs and swab her backend myself and bring it in thy would run for tests for infections and such.( since I lost my job he said they would allow this to cut cost)(also I worked in healthcare so I know sterile procedures)( and its not hard to swab something and stick it in a tube) He said that she is probably a mare that is just really well lubed most of the time. He said mares have been known to not foal until day 380. So he said buckle down, watch her, be patient, and most of all keep an eye on her just not to much an eye ;) , and when the foal is ready it will come. But, he said that I can call him anytime even on his emergency number if I have questions or concerns that he would talk me through them and that if I really wanted him to come out he would. But, at this time felt it not an issue that he needed to see her for. So I guess the uncontrollable crying the vet tech had to deal with makes me sound as much like a crazy women as anything.

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post #928 of 1194 Old 04-26-2013, 12:31 PM
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I've been following your thread and it's understandable why your emotions are all over the place. Why, oh why do people selling a horse spin yarns like they do. Just tell the truth, good or bad.
I hope you can relax now a little and enjoy waiting on that sweet baby to arrive 'whenever' it happens. Looking forward to pictures.
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post #929 of 1194 Old 04-26-2013, 12:33 PM
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You know as soon as you start to relax and think that you might have another month or two, you are going to go out and find 4 extra legs under her. I am sure in the long run Sunshine is going to be just fine and you are going to have a healthy happy little foal.
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post #930 of 1194 Old 04-26-2013, 01:19 PM
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Well, that is better news than something being wrong with her, I guess. Did you find out about getting the foal registered? I would hurry up and get some signatures before the owner changes the story again or falls off the map.

Good luck!

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