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post #21 of 83 Old 05-20-2012, 04:11 PM
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THR, that was my first thought as well. Granted, I am terribly inexperienced when it comes to foaling and foals in general, but they look like the foal slippers to me that just haven't been walked off because she's reluctant to stand.

It makes me wonder if she's hurting due to something else than her hooves that makes her resist standing.
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THR, that was my first thought as well. Granted, I am terribly inexperienced when it comes to foaling and foals in general, but they look like the foal slippers to me that just haven't been walked off because she's reluctant to stand.

It makes me wonder if she's hurting due to something else than her hooves that makes her resist standing.
The more we get her up and standing, I don't think its her feet. Even tho they are a tad off. She would not stand when the vet was her, she had her legs tucked up and wouldn't stand. When I set her up, she almost doesn't know were her legs are. Once I place them she can take a few steps before they cross again she flops over. Also her mom was walking too the door, when she just kind of step on her little foot, and the baby did nothing. If she was in that much pain she would pulled back or at least reacted. Vets coming out in 2 days again. She is bigger then the last baby,who was on time. This baby was def, a little late. Maybe mom had a hard time getting her out? And she stayed in the sac to long? I guess we will see what happens threw the night.
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I think her hooves look okay, from my understanding most foals are born with slippers so they don't hurt mama on the way out. Best of luck!!! *also subbing to wait and see what happens

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Maybe it's some kind of neurologic issue (like dummy foal) due to lack of oxygen at birth. Does she have a good sucking reflex? Or maybe it's some kind of nerve damage and she doesn't have control of her feet. I honestly have no idea.

But I hope you can get her fixed up and she gets better. She is a precious baby!
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Granted, I am terribly inexperienced when it comes to foaling and foals in general, but they look like the foal slippers to me that just haven't been walked off because she's reluctant to stand.
I've only got experience with one foal myself!
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THinking of you-sending prayers and strength. Will be anxious for updates on this sweet babydoll. I LOVE donks, especially minis.....keep your close observation-every hint you can give the vet may help him help her. Good on you. **hugs**

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i think her hooves look okay, from my understanding most foals are born with slippers so they don't hurt mama on the way out. Best of luck!!! *also subbing to wait and see what happens
While slippers are normal, an inability to stand (and apparent agreement that this is beyond the *norm* by the vet) is not - this may well be a chicken/egg situation in that it is hard to tell if the hooves are the cause of the standing issue or if the standing issue is causing a failure to shed the slippers via normal progression of mobility and use.
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poor baby girl :( I hope you figure out what is going on with her and it is fixable. Will keep your baby and you in my thoughts. I so hope it isn't permanent.

Did Mom have any problems foaling? Was she carried over long? Did labor last a long time? Any signs the umbilical cord wrapped the foals neck? Red bag birth? Any excessive bleeding from the umbilical cord? Any way she could have been exposed to tetanus, as in not doctoring the cord stump?

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