Originally Posted by racheld90
I also do think she had dummy foal. I started reading about it an hour or so before she passed. Vet never mentioned it. He is not the vet we usually have come out but was the only one on call, since it was a Sunday. Makes me sick to even think about her having it, since it could have been treated. Will they be born up and moving? She was only up and going about 30 mins before she stared falling over. Then her legs would start crossing. By 4 in the morning she couldn't move her head.
Yes it is possible for them to be up and moving at the beginning with things worsening as the brain swells.
With our foal it was only slightly noticeable when she attempted to nurse but in all fairness the mare did not have the greatest nipples to latch on to as this was her first......but the important thing was there was steady improvement which meant the brain was not likely swelling any more.....any decline no matter how small it was would have needed immediate attention..........foals crash hard and fast.