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    04-10-2012, 11:56 PM
  #11
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by cowgirl928    
So back to my questions, How much do I give her, and what size needle?
NONE of us are a VET and therefore we do not know.

You need a VET, not a horse breeder, not a friend, not a neighbor, not a barn owner, not a mortal enemy, A VET!!!

Don't know the number? GOOGLE IT! Don't have a chute, well woop de do, neither do I and the only time my Vet said I *had* to have one was when I wanted a wild cow treated. No transportation? No problem, Vets make house calls!

If your Vet doesn't do emergencies, get on the internet and find one that does. Not having the number of a Vet that is available 24hrs is highly irresponsible for a regular horse owner, downright INSANE for an owner of a bred mare.
     
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    04-10-2012, 11:56 PM
  #12
Trained
Maybe the people at the barn that are experienced in horse's foaling will be able to help you with the correct dosage?

Doesn't someone at the barn have the on-call number to a vet so you can at least get advice from a professional if the oxytocin will even work or if you'll cause an unnecessary reaction that may create more problems then actually be beneficial?

Are you going to give it to her tomorrow after school or before school? If it's before school, is someone there to watch her to make sure she is going to be okay since you can't skip?
     
    04-10-2012, 11:58 PM
  #13
Green Broke
No one is answering your questions because the questions are completely irrelevant at this point *head, desk*
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    04-11-2012, 12:04 AM
  #14
Trained
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Originally Posted by CLaPorte432    
Maybe the people at the barn that are experienced in horse's foaling will be able to help you with the correct dosage?

Doesn't someone at the barn have the on-call number to a vet so you can at least get advice from a professional if the oxytocin will even work or if you'll cause an unnecessary reaction that may create more problems then actually be beneficial?

Are you going to give it to her tomorrow after school or before school? If it's before school, is someone there to watch her to make sure she is going to be okay since you can't skip?
That was my question exactly. I am sorry OP, but it is not like this was something that happened overnight. Your mare was bred and pregnant for a while. I am of the opinion that people who own horses should have a plan, a relationship with a vet, and the $$ to help them in case of emergency.

I am beyond frustrated with people who have wonderful mares who are bred, and then have no $$ to care for them. Probably because there are at least 2 on here tonite.

OP-it is extremely frustrating to sit on this end of a computer, hear people calling for help and feel totally helpless, especially when you know it is an emergency and the horse needs a vet. You cannot tell me that you just realized after clinic hours that this was a possibility. You should have called the vet DURING hours and let him know what was going on and asked HIM what to do for the night.
     
    04-11-2012, 12:05 AM
  #15
Yearling
Yeahh delfina I didn't know she was bred until 7 weeks before she had the baby. It is not irresponsibility, it was a seller that said she couldn't have been bred. I didn't want this baby, I don't need this baby, and am now suffering the consequences of an ignorant person. Please don't call me insane or ignorant, it is impolite, rude, mean, and if you are going to sit at your computer and type yell at me please just stop talking to me. It would be greatly appreciated.

Yes, CLaPorter, someone would be there to watch her. Unfortunately, no one has the vet number besides the office number. We only have one horse vet in our area that is good and trusted.

Please don't attack me, I am doing my best at this point.
     
    04-11-2012, 12:08 AM
  #16
Weanling
I just don't get it I really don't. If emergencies like this could be done online Vets would never leave home. Don't have money for vet call or even a number handy incase of emergencies such as this is down right foolish and iresponsible horse owner. If you were not there for the birth of the foal and felt that some of the after birth was left behind and its been a week. Why didnt you call the vet sooner then a week later.
Well I hope the mare will be okay and the foal. Good luck.
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    04-11-2012, 12:10 AM
  #17
Started
If you didn't know the mare was bred then you DEFINITELY should have had a vet out within hours of the foals birth to check the mare an foal since neither received proper prenatal care. A vet would have checked for incomplete afterbirth at that time.
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    04-11-2012, 12:14 AM
  #18
Yearling
Thank you Poco. I am speaking with area stable owners to get vet on call number.
     
    04-11-2012, 12:16 AM
  #19
Trained
^^ I knew you could figure it out if you tried.
     
    04-11-2012, 12:18 AM
  #20
Green Broke
Oh lookie here.......

Http://www.ndvma.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={B3EF91A4-D294-48D6-B89C-90143655DC99}

Amazing how many vets in North Dakota there are. I am SURE one of them will be able to assist you.
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