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so the colt i've been waiting for was born on wednesday afternoon. sadly the breeder was not there to witness, nor help assist in foaling. so when the baby was finally born, the placenta(sp?) didn't break and the baby died:( he was a dark palomino colt with a full back blanket. choosen name: Razzle. comments?
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Awww, I'm so sorry. That is my worst nightmare. So sad.
 

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Maybe he was born dead??? If he was, that could explain why mum didn't bother cleaning him off...
 

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Usually the placenta comes off rather easily. Was the mare being fed fescue hay. Most foals and calves I have seen born break thier face out of the placenta before they are all the way out. Like a previous poster said, I wonder if the foal was still born. It really doesn't matter much now but it is sometimes helpful to know the next time.
 

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I am so sorry for your loss. I lost a baby last season the same way. I know what you are feeling. He never broke the sack. I know you have been waiting with excitement. So sorry again.:cry:
 

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I am sorry to hear that. I just had a set of twin goats born last night that had I not been right there to clean their faces off, I would have lost them both. Sometimes mom knows best, its hard to accept it.
 
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