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post #1 of 7 Old 08-29-2009, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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RIP Skylar

Skylar was born on 5/28/09 he only lived for 24 hrs. I had to make the decision to put him to sleep. He got jaundice and his mothers milk made him very sick.. the colostrum caused him to jaundice. She was completely blind and had stepped on him. Her other foals have survived. He was a beautiful foal that was out of my stallion. That was the second medicine hat that my stud has produced. It hurt like crap to put him to sleep. But when we took him to the vet I asked them what his chances are and we were told only a 15 to 20% chance of survival. When they told me that i did what was in his best interest. that hurt because that was the first foal out of our stud that died. He was very much loved. He was already dying though because his kidneys had already began to shut down. I am thankful though that I ended his pain. He was a big boy to he weighed 105 lbs. at birth.
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-29-2009, 11:01 AM
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awww I'm sorry he was such a pretty boy and yea he was big but he's not in pain anymore you did the right thing.
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-29-2009, 04:04 PM
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I am so sorry for your loss. You've done the right thing, though.

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post #4 of 7 Old 08-29-2009, 09:30 PM
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Awww, im so sorry he was so cute.
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-30-2009, 07:32 PM
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You definitely did the right thing. My friend had a painted mule baby, and only lived for a couple days, but it suffered. It had a impact in it's intestine. They rushed it to the vet, and tried to do surgery, but it didn't live through it. The poor thing. At least yours didn't suffer like that. And pregnancy has always been described to me as walking through the valley of death for humans and animals. I'm glad your mare was okay too.
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-30-2009, 08:32 PM
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Thats so sad :(
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-31-2009, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys that makes me feel alot better even though I still miss him quite alot. I know that I did what was right for Skylar. The thing is he was not the only one we lost this year. my friends other mare twinned and we lost both foals a bay stud colt and a filly that looked liked her dad except that she had 2 blue eyes instead of one blue eye. they never got out of the placenta. Nobody was there for their birth. I hated that.
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