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post #111 of 114 Old 04-04-2012, 09:19 PM
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OP, I know it isn't fun to hear things you may not want to hear. Please take the advice given here and seek vet care for your mare and please have the stallion cut to prevent future pregnancies. If she is truly at 370 days plus, she REALLY does need to be seen by a vet. From the way she looks, I do believe she is in foal but slipped the foal at some point and was re-bred. There are so many things that can go wrong with a healthy mare that's on schedule when foaling but with this mare's condition and possibly being very overdue the dangers are exponentially increased.

The care of broodmares and impending foals is not a cheap venture nor is it easy and stress free. When we make the conscious decision to breed animals we are accepting responsibility for the sometimes intense care and expense that it entails.
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All I am going to say is...we DO care. I do not like the fact that they are underweight and except for a few weeks out of the winter they did have hay. I have already explained why so won't go into that again. They are regularly dewormed and get vet care as needed. If something does happen and she needs a vet when she foals I have the emergency number to the vet I normally use.
Yes, we have gone without dental visits for ourselves, I know all about giving up something I need in order to pay bills. I have needed to see a dentist for the past year and I deal with severe pain almost every day. We just can't afford it when it's either go get my teeth fixed or keep a roof over our head.
Yes, we breed rats to feed our snakes. We breed snakes because that's a good income. Our first ever clutch of Ball Pythons are due the end of May and will sell from $75 up to $350 each and we have 6 good eggs. I will be breeding Mini Rex rabbits as a small income there and we have white New Zealand rabbits to breed for our large snakes and to sell the extras as pets. This is how we get by and are able to cover expenses that pop up.
Sundance will be gelded when we have the money, but if we want to keep him a stud that is really up to us. We aren't ever going to stud him out but it's not a crime that he bred Chanti.
I will continue to post pics and will post pics after she foals. yes, I do know she is going to look worse after she foals and I expect that. The grass is coming in great and hopefully our hay supplier will have more hay this coming fall. We are already planning on stocking up with as much hay as we can find but this weekend after my husband gets paid I am going to get a bag of hay cubes and add that. I have used the corn oil before but I saw better results with wheat germ oil and they carry it at the local Orscheln's store.
I am just as ready as Chanti for little Chica or Rebel to get here
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post #113 of 114 Old 04-05-2012, 12:44 PM
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All I am going to say is...we DO care. I do not like the fact that they are underweight and except for a few weeks out of the winter they did have hay. I have already explained why so won't go into that again. They are regularly dewormed and get vet care as needed. If something does happen and she needs a vet when she foals I have the emergency number to the vet I normally use.
Yes, we have gone without dental visits for ourselves, I know all about giving up something I need in order to pay bills. I have needed to see a dentist for the past year and I deal with severe pain almost every day. We just can't afford it when it's either go get my teeth fixed or keep a roof over our head.
Yes, we breed rats to feed our snakes. We breed snakes because that's a good income. Our first ever clutch of Ball Pythons are due the end of May and will sell from $75 up to $350 each and we have 6 good eggs. I will be breeding Mini Rex rabbits as a small income there and we have white New Zealand rabbits to breed for our large snakes and to sell the extras as pets. This is how we get by and are able to cover expenses that pop up.
Sundance will be gelded when we have the money, but if we want to keep him a stud that is really up to us. We aren't ever going to stud him out but it's not a crime that he bred Chanti.
I will continue to post pics and will post pics after she foals. yes, I do know she is going to look worse after she foals and I expect that. The grass is coming in great and hopefully our hay supplier will have more hay this coming fall. We are already planning on stocking up with as much hay as we can find but this weekend after my husband gets paid I am going to get a bag of hay cubes and add that. I have used the corn oil before but I saw better results with wheat germ oil and they carry it at the local Orscheln's store.
I am just as ready as Chanti for little Chica or Rebel to get here
First bolded - nevermind, just bang head here.

Second bolded - She NEEDS vet care now - she NEEDS to be evaluated so that pregnancy can be confirmed or ruled out - she NEEDS to be evaluated for any underlying issues or results of the degraded body state she is in - she NEEDS the help of a qualified professional.
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post #114 of 114 Old 04-05-2012, 02:21 PM
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I have needed to see a dentist for the past year and I deal with severe pain almost every day. We just can't afford it when it's either go get my teeth fixed or keep a roof over our head.
Horsecrazy84,

I'm sorry, but if you're in such dire straits that you haven't been able to see a dentist for the past year despite being in severe pain every day, then the truth of the matter is that you have no business taking on another horse, and it is nothing short of reckless to not at least ensure that your mare can't get pregnant again since, based on your description of your financial situation, it sounds like the welfare of every living creature where you are is already at stake, including your own.

This thread was previously closed and then reopened when you made it clear that you were determined to continue discussing what may or may not be your horse's pregnancy despite the responses you were receiving by starting another thread about it. However, it seems that each additional detail you reveal makes it more clear that a productive discussion about this potential pregnancy simply cannot take place between yourself and conscientious, responsible horse keepers.

With that, I am closing this thread. You are welcome to start a thread about your foal if and when it is born, but unfortunately nothing can come of this thread's remaining open but more arguably justified expressions of frustration and outrage.

To be sure, the Horse Forum does pride itself in remaining friendly, helpful, and welcoming, but we are a community of animal lovers at the end of the day, and the community can only take so much...
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