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    Thank you everyone! I have been out in the barn...

    Thank you everyone! I have been out in the barn all morning and just read all the wonderful responses and PMs! Things are looking better at the moment.

    The mare's previous owner, who basically...
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    Thanks goeslikestink. FYI the mare is up this...

    Thanks goeslikestink. FYI the mare is up this morning and looks chipper and is eating hay and nickering for food.

    I appreciate all the advice, believe me, I have sold the scrap, including rings,...
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    @D Taylor The foal is 7 weeks now, no...

    @D Taylor The foal is 7 weeks now, no complications from birth. But she is a big baby and momma is a big milk producer and is in heat right now - I really think this could be a big part of the...
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    We are East of Dallas about 30 minutes. Not...

    We are East of Dallas about 30 minutes. Not looking for handouts or money, just hate the situation we're in. If anyone has insight where to get reasonably priced quality hay that would help.

    The...
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    She tied up last Tuesday, but I called the vet...

    She tied up last Tuesday, but I called the vet and he said give her Banamine and Ace and Bute then bring her in for bloodwork, IV's, Calcium, Electrolytes, yadayadayada....

    We caught it very early...
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    Terrible situation we're in...

    Please don't flame me...I never expected my husband to lose his job and stay unemployed for this long...

    Now we have a horse that is sick and I used up the last of my Banamine and just can't...
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    Stupid heat and bugs...

    Again, it is way too hot! One mare tied up and one foal not happy... Gonna be a long night checking on everyone.

    Mare that tyed up is in a stall with her foal. The other foal has the runs and is...
  8. She needs an equine vet...seriously? Meconium is...

    She needs an equine vet...seriously? Meconium is hard, little pellets that are usually expelled immediately after an enema. If the foal nursed, did the vet do an IGG test?

    What do you mean...
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    Relax! Contrary to popular opinion, babies do...

    Relax! Contrary to popular opinion, babies do NOT need to be haltered right away. Their necks are much too fragile to be doing any type of leading/pulling anyways. We have never haltered in the...
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    Your vet is giving you good advice, you should...

    Your vet is giving you good advice, you should listen and stop over-worrying. Darling foal, but doesn't look "seriously" contracted to me from the photo.

    We have had 2 worse than that and we just...
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    Sorry, Laurierace - no offense intended, just...

    Sorry, Laurierace - no offense intended, just that everyone has their own "standard of care" and when it comes to de-worming programs, pasture maintenance, stall cleanliness and overall health of all...
  12. Nothing you can do if your existing barn is made...

    Nothing you can do if your existing barn is made out of wood...sad, tragedy. Going forward, barns can be made of materials that do not burn. Store hay and shavings in a separate barn. A strict no...
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    We have given Equimax to 3 different mares within...

    We have given Equimax to 3 different mares within 4 weeks of foaling and they have all done very well. Also, the foals had very little to no foal heat diarrhea. Upon the suggestion of my vet - he...
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    2 mares 2 foals how to put back together?

    One foal is 2 weeks old and been out with mom in the pasture all day for 1 week. The other foal has been out with mom in an adjoining small pen. We tried putting them all out in the pasture...
  15. Thanks everybody! I just needed a little...

    Thanks everybody! I just needed a little reassurance which you all gave me. Momma and baby are happier outside with their huge roomy stall and attached paddock.

    Baby had a little "run-in" with...
  16. How long to keep mare and foal in foaling stall?

    Cause we have one foaling stall and another mare due in two weeks or less. We need to put the next mare in the foaling stall asap.

    We have been turning out mom and foal in a pen for an hour a day...
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    You need to check with your vet. If I were you,...

    You need to check with your vet. If I were you, and I HAD to ship, then I would do it NOW.
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    She was fine as a "show horse" at her previous...

    She was fine as a "show horse" at her previous home. Solo turn out and getting ridden the "crap out of", but was ridden too hard too soon which resulted in the lameness.

    Next time I see the vet...
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    Thanks everyone for your pros and cons. I have...

    Thanks everyone for your pros and cons. I have had this mare for a year now and have given her many chances and tried many different arrangements, supplements, feed, etc.

    Last thing that happend...
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    What to do? What to do?

    So sad and confused right now. We have a really well bred maiden mare that we obtained last year and wanted to breed her. She is only pasture sound. Since we have had her she is great to handle,...
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    I gotta say, that I am not a fan of the "cold...

    I gotta say, that I am not a fan of the "cold turkey" weaning. I have done it before, but this time I tried the gradual separation and I am liking it soooo much better. Baby AND momma are not upset...
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    My weanling could use a friend. We are 30...

    My weanling could use a friend. We are 30 minutes east of Dallas. He will be 5 months in Oct. What are you looking for exactly?
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    Yes, we are in TX. Life is hard right now. ...

    Yes, we are in TX. Life is hard right now. Hubby lost his job last year. I am working a full time job, and the farm plus a part time job. My breeding "speculations" are looking promising. People...
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    I shipped a 4 month old weanling halfway across...

    I shipped a 4 month old weanling halfway across the country with no problems. They haul in a box stall on a commercial shipper. I had the vet give him his shots because I did not know what the...
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    Okay, but what if the weanling is going to be...

    Okay, but what if the weanling is going to be sold and shipped across country before he is 6 months old? Do you need to have them vaccinated and a coggins and a health certificate?
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