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  • Are colts born with white hoofs
  • Colts' hooves at birth

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    05-21-2012, 02:02 AM

Originally Posted by Rascaholic    
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?
We checked her last night at around 9:30 she was showing NO signs at all. Checked her this morning at 7 and the baby was up nursing but still some what wet. So don't know anything about what happened in between time. She is not doing well at all. Has no use of her legs, and know her head is doing the same thing. Vet will be out in the AM when they open. Her gums are very pink tho. I read up on dummy foals, that almost sounds like her.
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    05-21-2012, 02:26 AM
My colt, that was -very- premature had hooves somewhat like that when he as born.
    05-21-2012, 02:32 AM
I thought that was what the hooves are supposed to look like?
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    05-21-2012, 02:38 AM
None of my colts feet had the foal slippers that bad..
They had some but came off very quick.

The premie I had though, they looked like that a lot. He would *try* to stand, kinda seemed like a dummy foal.
He was very small, 40 pounds, if you tried to stand him up his legs would cross/buckle and he'd fall. Suckle reflex was intact. But legs were definitely not finished developing [the bones/joints.]

Don't know if this one was born early/late on time though. If it was on time then, I have no idea o.O
    05-21-2012, 02:45 AM
I've never seen hoof slippers so that picture near broke my heart. I hope it's natural (though the pics on that blog... it looks like an alien thing) and she's okay!
    05-21-2012, 03:36 AM
So what do they do for babies with dummy foal?
    05-21-2012, 07:02 AM
If you google it, there are many articles, but basically, they treat syptomatically and can be successful, depending on the severity.
    05-21-2012, 09:15 AM

Baby Neera passed away about 4 in the morning. She just kept getting worse, and their is only one vet clinic close that does horses and they don't open unill 6. Pretty sick about the whole thing, as is her mom.
    05-21-2012, 09:18 AM
So sorry, hope it helps to know she is now freefrom any pain. Hugs to you and your mare!
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    05-21-2012, 09:29 AM
Sorry for your loss :( :( :(
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