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post #1 of 8 Old 06-02-2010, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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What is going on?

Just an update. I will be getting my little filly back June 6th and my friend sent me some pics of her and her half sister. She told me Misty (my filly) hasnt shed out yet and currently wormed her with ivermectin. Now when I saw the pic, I was a little concerned about her belly and still no real shedding. I am assuming she just needs some real good brushing and another worming in a couple of weeks but just thought I would see what you thought. The third and fourth pic is of her half sister. I was worried about Misty's short neck and odd looking body but I think she is at an awkward stage. Her sister has a short neck too. I guess we will see what she will turn out like later. She is one yr old.
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-02-2010, 12:14 PM
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The belly concerns be a bit, looks wormy. Other than that i'm sure she's just in an awkward stage. Pretty girl. :)
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post #3 of 8 Old 06-02-2010, 12:19 PM
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She for sure looks like she has a pretty nasty worm belly. De-worming for sure is a great place to start.

Her neck is short. She does look like she is at an awkward spot in her growth but I do not think her neck will suddenly grow long.
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Wormy and I would say needs something in the diet. We have three just turned yearlings on property. One is slick coated, the other two are still hanging on to winter fuzz. Slick coated filly has been wormed monthly.

Diet - I would say less filler and more quality hay.
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Definitely looks to be wormy, and if she's carrying a load that may be why she's not shedding out normally.

All of mine are sleeked out now, although it did seem to take forever!

Her short neck is obviously genetic, since her sister's is also short. Nothing you can do about that.
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-02-2010, 10:47 PM
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I would still worm her and such, but it could also be just a baby thing. My boy has been on a regular worm schedule and his belly is similar to hers. He also was the last to shed out of the entire herd. Probably because it was still baby fuzz as well as winter hair. But to be safe, worm and brush her.
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-03-2010, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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thanks grayshell, its nice to see others babies. i tried to look up some on the internet just to see what others look like but most are shed out and in better shape. When she (Misty)was born I wormed mom. About 3-4 wks maybe a little longer,,,, I wormed her. I also wormed her before she went to my friends. They just wormed her again and hopefully she isnt full of worms. I dont see how she can be infested being wormed as much as she has. Who knows?? But I am glad to hear others babies are slow at shedding out. I also think she just wasnt brushed as much but we will see. I am so excited to get her back. Counting the days. If you guys have any more pics of your yearlings send em. Again thank you for yours grayshell. It helps and makes me feel better. He is cute and has a nice little face. You keeping him?

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post #8 of 8 Old 06-03-2010, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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Oh one more thing. Can you see if her confirmation is going to dictate her gait? I am not sure if she will be short and choppy. But she is leggy. I dont know. thanks guys.
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