Two Late Term Abortions in two weeks - Page 4 - The Horse Forum
 26Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #31 of 56 Old 10-25-2012, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 706
• Horses: 17
last test we were waiting on was lepto.. we didnt think it was this anyways but FWIW it was negative. All my pasture mares are puffy around the vuvla.. no idea whats causing it as both pastures are totally different and independant. It can't be the hay as I have other mares eating the same hay who have no puffyness. Vet has no idea and is currently chalking it up to good old fashioned bad luck. I want to go sew all the mares closed! :( just cringe going out there everyday as there might be another.
GhostwindAppaloosa is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #32 of 56 Old 10-26-2012, 08:26 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,919
• Horses: 0
I had a mare that aborted last year too. No biological reason could be found and I had all the test run by the vet.
We learn when raising livestock that nature has a way of making us feel insignificant at times.
Good luck witht the rest. The swelling you mentioned has me worried. If you find any answer or theories that are probable post them.
I think other breeders would like to know.
Sounds as if you did everything possibel. Good luck. Shalom
dbarabians is offline  
post #33 of 56 Old 10-26-2012, 10:16 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2,937
• Horses: 3
I'm so sorry :( I hope for healthy foals from the rest of your mares.
BlueSpark is offline  
post #34 of 56 Old 10-28-2012, 07:26 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 630
• Horses: 0
Im so sorry to hear about this. From your previous posts its clear you gave these foals the best possible chance at life.
I hope your other mares continue to do well
RiddlesDarkAngel5 is offline  
post #35 of 56 Old 11-04-2012, 07:52 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 315
• Horses: 0
I'm so very sorry to hear about this, Ghostwind. That picture nearly made me cry; I could not begin to imagine how hard it would be to walk out into the pasture one morning and see that. I had no idea the fetuses looked so much like a horse at only five months.

Any word on how the other mares are doing? I'm worried that the silence is a bad sign. I really hope not.

I am here to learn! :)
WalnutPixie is offline  
post #36 of 56 Old 11-04-2012, 10:42 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,933
• Horses: 5
Nitrate toxicity from hay & forages is also a consideration.
Drought, excessive soil nitrogen, shade, frost, certain herbicides, acid soils, low growing temperatures and nutrient deficiencies can contribute to high nitrate levels in plants. Stems usually have higher nitrate content than leaves.
I know in our parts we sometimes get early frosts sometimes before people finish their haying. The frost causes spikes in nitrogen levels of the alfalfa,grasses or greenfeed crops.The high nitrates can cause problems with pregnant mares.
paintedpastures is offline  
post #37 of 56 Old 11-05-2012, 10:06 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 6,672
• Horses: 12
My mare aborted at ten months. The only thing I did different was a Pneumabort shot. Makes me wonder.
dbarabians likes this.

Whispering Secret Arabians
Registered Solid and Sabino Arabians
www.wsarabians.wix.com/home
WSArabians is offline  
post #38 of 56 Old 11-06-2012, 08:41 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,178
• Horses: 0
Hoping that this is the last of it for you. How frustrating :(
New_image is offline  
post #39 of 56 Old 11-09-2012, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 706
• Horses: 17
Been very busy.. sorry I have not been back on.. my 16 year old baby brother died in a car accident last week so the foals are the least of my problems. :(

We did lose another one... This one was only four months along. Much smaller. Mare is an older mare who has had many foals and her loss could very well be to her age/conformation from age (might need a caslick if we want to try to get a last baby out of her) She has some very old and nonexistant lines and we have kept every baby from her in the last several years.

Vet seems pretty confident its not the pasture as with the drought this year it is pretty much non existant. Even if there was the high nitrates as mentioned in prior (he mentioned this also) there would be no way for any one mare to digest enough to cause this to happen. Hay has been gone through very throughly prior to feeding. Not a speck of mold in it. Smells fresh.. just at a loss here. With everything else going on the loss of the foals seems so small in comparison. I've brought several mares into stalls to monitor closely and the swelling isnt going down (they are on square bales now but it is essentially the same field/hay)

At THIS point... we are chalking it up to crappy luck. We also searched for signs of tent worms (only thing we couldnt test for) with no luck.
GhostwindAppaloosa is offline  
post #40 of 56 Old 11-09-2012, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 706
• Horses: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by WSArabians View Post
My mare aborted at ten months. The only thing I did different was a Pneumabort shot. Makes me wonder.
I'll be honest. I personally know people who have had deformed foals from that shot.. and had abortions within a week of giving the shot. I have never given it and this is the FIRST bout of abortions I have ever had. I've been very fortunate to never lose a foal after foaling.. and these are the first aborts i've ever had the displeasure of seeing :(
GhostwindAppaloosa is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
False Pregnancy or late term Pregnancy.. Vet not an option sara0000 Horse Breeding 45 03-17-2012 01:19 PM
How late is too late for breeding? MyLittlePonies Horse Breeding 10 06-07-2011 02:39 PM
Long term storage NorthernMama Horse Tack and Equipment 9 10-18-2009 09:26 PM
Moxie's Urban Term of the Day Moxie General Off Topic Discussion 41 12-07-2008 10:42 AM
The Term Cowboy Brandon Horse Talk 9 01-30-2008 04:03 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome