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  • Swollen jaw on newborn
  • Jaw swelling on foals

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    08-14-2013, 08:25 AM
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Foal
newborn with jaw/side facial swelling

I have a friend that is giving the colt away and I'm getting him in a couple of weeks. He developed facial/jaw swelling about 12 hours after birth. Has anyone ever seen or heard of this? I am in contact with a wonderful vet at MSU and trying to get him possibly in for one of the senior vet classes and get him some help. Eating, drinking, nursing just fine, but won't be weaned for a couple more weeks. The swelling is rather large, but does not appear to be painful. One vet said to put him down after birth (I'm glad she didn't).
     
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    08-14-2013, 08:49 AM
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Trained
People can speculate all day long, but without actually seeing the foal and being a vet there is no way to give you any ideas what it might possibly be.

How old is the foal?
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    08-14-2013, 01:23 PM
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Green Broke
Need a photo.
     
    08-14-2013, 01:25 PM
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Green Broke
DId the Vet state why it was recommended to put him down ?
     
    08-14-2013, 01:50 PM
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Yearling
My friend's foal did this a few years ago. Their best guess was that Mom wasn't paying attention and ran it into the run in (like the actual wall.) Anyways, jaw was broken. Foal turned out fine though once she healed up (with the aid of vet care. Not sure if they had to do any surgery.)
     

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