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    05-23-2012, 11:05 PM
  #71
Trained
Sorry for your loss... what an ordeal :(
     
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    05-24-2012, 01:20 AM
  #72
Weanling
Sounds like she could have been a dummy foal.....deprived of oxygen during the birthing process.....when this happens the brain starts to swell and continue to do so for 72 hours......which is what causes the symptoms to worsen......treatment is usually with DMSO to conter act the swelling of the brain.......it was be treated right away for a good outcome......but not all dummy foals need treatment but that will depend on how long they were deprived of oxygen......our first and only foal had a difficult birth but we were there so know exactly what happened.....she was monitored by our vet for the first few hours and because she continued to improve she felt that the swelling would be minimal but we would not be out of the woods for 72 hours.

I'm sorry to hear your foal did not make it.

Super Nova
     
    05-24-2012, 02:03 AM
  #73
Foal
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.
     
    05-24-2012, 02:08 AM
  #74
Foal
Vet also said she had a slight
Cardiac Arrhythmia.
     
    05-24-2012, 10:58 AM
  #75
Weanling
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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.

Super Nova
     
    05-24-2012, 01:58 PM
  #76
Yearling
I'm so sorry :(. It such a sad day when we lose foals that are so young. My heart goes out to you.
     

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