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    Ooooh, I am starting to really get excited. My...

    Ooooh, I am starting to really get excited. My big mare Avaia (Alabaster/Ehrentusch/Amor) is starting to "show" @200 days we are expecting a June 2016 Sir Gregory baby. She's a big mare and pretty...
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    Like csaper58 said, warm any meds up to body...

    Like csaper58 said, warm any meds up to body temp. Tuck it into your bra! Even a warm towel on your horse's closed eye before you treat will feel good, relaxing.

    Cold meds = a reflex response...
  3. Thanks all, very helpful info. Certainly a lot to...

    Thanks all, very helpful info. Certainly a lot to sort through, and really understand before I commit. We have 5 horses, it's the 2 youngsters I intend to sell that I would be looking at insuring but...
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    Seeing your post late, but hoping your horse is...

    Seeing your post late, but hoping your horse is going to turn the corner. I have nursed horses through horrible eye injuries - as others have cautioned, it is an emergency. You have to go all out at...
  5. Canadian COTHers - Q's on insuring youngsters

    Hoping for some insights on horse insurance from other breeders, ideally those in Canada.

    Who do you insure your horses with?
    Do you insure youngsters?
    Mortality only, or also major medical? ...
  6. Hanoverians imported from Germany will have the...

    Hanoverians imported from Germany will have the last 2 digits of their registration number branded below their H. He may be imported? If you have any information on the year of his birth, together...
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    What is your breeding aim with the mare?...

    What is your breeding aim with the mare? Strengths/weaknesses? One of my mares is out of a G-line mare x Fabriano. She is as also a bit straight through the hock behind, but very compact/strong...
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    I would second the use of serum, easy to make...

    I would second the use of serum, easy to make yourself and almost "magical" healing eye treatment. Also suggest that anytime you treat a horse's eye - make sure the medications are body temperature...
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    I would say that most of the loss in strength is...

    I would say that most of the loss in strength is due to time out of training, vs simply the act of delivering a foal. Most mares are out of work from before breeding, to at least 6 months after...
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    Nice! What is her breeding?

    Nice! What is her breeding?
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    JumperFyre - your boy sure looks like he's part...

    JumperFyre - your boy sure looks like he's part of the family, I love your pics!

    Don't you love yearlings? One day they look fabulous, the next day they look like yaks... put together from spare...
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    Well, I just posted some new pics of my yearling...

    Well, I just posted some new pics of my yearling Wolkentanz II filly so I may as well share! ...
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    Agree, I keep feeling guilty re:vet and not...

    Agree, I keep feeling guilty re:vet and not moving on but this is it! I have been researching, checking references, etc and will be moving to another vet who happens to live <2Km from me. For right...
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    This is foal #7 for me, and the earliest I have...

    This is foal #7 for me, and the earliest I have had has been 328 but this morning the mare is looking like she is getting ready. She's quiet and sucky, her tail is lax and her vulva is peeking open....
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    Placentitis?

    Placentitis?
    Day 309 today. My mare started to get a bag last week, but last night she has a full hard bag and has dripped milk on her legs. She is not streaming milk, I suspect a squirt of milk is...
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    This is her pedigree:...

    This is her pedigree:
    http://www.sporthorse-data.com/d?z=wqJAAL&d=avaia&x=0&y=0

    She is liver-chestnut, does that possibly lean towards her carrying agouti or is it not related?

    I LOVE my...
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    "If the dam has a bay agouti hidden in there (AA...

    "If the dam has a bay agouti hidden in there (AA or Aa) you could get a bay."

    The mare's sire and dam are also chestnut, does that help any? Or still leave me at 50:50 black or bay as best guess?
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    Colour genetics - help?

    I have a pretty basic question, but just want to confirm I understand this correctly.

    My liver chestnut mare (ee) is in foal to Freestyle (EE), who is homozygous black. I know this means that the...
  19. Bermudafarms = have you decided, or created your...

    Bermudafarms = have you decided, or created your short-list?

    All this talk about Freestyle makes me even more anxious to see what my big Hano mare Avaia produces, she's due to have a Freestyle...
  20. I think you might mean 5/23? May, not March? ...

    I think you might mean 5/23? May, not March?

    Looks to me like you still have some waiting ahead, but hey - they can move fast.
  21. Did they already try domperidone? If not, that's...

    Did they already try domperidone? If not, that's worth considering. I feel for the gal, because I myself had trouble nursing - domperidone made a big difference for me, and I have not needed it for a...
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    Were these mares related? Does anyone know if...

    Were these mares related? Does anyone know if there is any heritability with long gestation/gestation length in general?
  23. Headed to Germany this summer - horsey stuff to do + mare gestation question?

    Poor me, I have to go to Germany on a business trip this summer. Hahaha! SO, needless to say - I am planning to add on a few days for fun and horsey sight-seeing. My job will take me to Berlin June...
  24. Same here, I am still trying to decide. Anything...

    Same here, I am still trying to decide. Anything more to share on Comte, or the others?

    My "short list" is down to:
    Comte
    Le Primeur
    Bonifatius
    Valentino
  25. Don Frederico is definitely talented! I am...

    Don Frederico is definitely talented! I am envious - it sounds like your mare got the best of both, talent + ridability. What are her dam lines? Do you think they might be the stronger contributor...
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