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    Default My turn to come for solace

    Tonight my mare aborted her 9 month old foal.
    No sign anything is wrong with it. Vet took it with her to run some test and get samples.
    Mares was vaccinated for rhino.
    Just so empty and sad right now. First time for me.
    Mare is fine, everything came out, cervix is fine vet says all looks ok. Other then looking for her foal she is acting normal.
    Nothing to do I suppose. But you guys are ones that will understand I'm sure.
    I'm just worried it is rhino and that the vaccine somehow is not 100% and in that case I'm going to loose all the others too since she foaled in the pasture.



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    Rhino is only one of the countless reasons a mare can abort, I would not focus on that as a cause unless it can be proven definitively. I have heard rumors that the tent caterpillars were a problem in some areas. I lost a foal to suspected lepto once. I am sorry for your loss but glad the mare is ok. Hopefully the rest of them will be as well.



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    I'm sorry Formosus.
    It hurts to lose a foal so far along.
    Try not to doubt yourself and the future season.
    Everything happens for a reason. That foal was not right for the world. No suffering for anybody but you.
    Be strong and have faith.
    My heart is with you now.
    "Reason is, and ought to be, the slave of passions." David Hume



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    So sorry to hear of your loss



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    Sorry for your loss. It never gets easy to accept. Hugs.
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    I'm so sorry. 2 years ago I lost one at 2 days old to NI. It's just never easy. Sounds like you were doing everything just right. These things just happen some times. Hope you're okay.
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    I'm sorry. ((hugs))



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    so so sorry.....
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    oh my gosh, what sad horrible news. poor little one. Hang in there..
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    Unhappy So very hard

    Just sending kind thoughts full of compassion. Loosing the hope for the future in a foal is so very very hard ....especially when the is no definative reason.
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    So sorry for your loss. The hardest part is sometimes you do everything right and never know. I am glad your mare seems fine. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Best of luck with your other mares.
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    Thank you all,
    This was a custom foal so it is doubly painfull, for me and of course for the disapointement of someone that was soooo looking forward to this little foal.
    Mares seemed ok and yes there was no suffering since he did not take a breath. But why??? why???
    *Might* know more after the necropsy-or not.
    I've never been in this situation but I now know how it feels to be on the receiving end of those nice comments it helps ...a lot!!
    Thanks again.



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    Very sorry.



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    So VERY sorry Formosus! I definately feel your pain. My mare aborted her foal about a month ago at 8 months gestation and it was heartbreaking. Not as shocking as yours I imagine since my mare has not had the best reproductive history but still painful nonetheless.
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    What a tragedy. Hang in there Formosus.



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    So sorry, Formosus! I lost a foal at 2 months of age. A full brother to my first foal, so much promise, so little time to enjoy the sunshine of his presence. I cannot imagine what is worse, losing them JUST before you meet them or just after. A foal is such a beautiful thing because of all the planning, the work, the worry, concern, the care that goes into creating the creature of your dreams...a gift from a treasured mare. No one can understand until you've been there. I feel for you...you are not alone. Many of us here understand the emptiness in your heart right now. There will be others but you never forget ANY of them. Take solace in your mare, she needs you.
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    Such tragic news. My deepest condolences.

    In tough times like this, I try to keep in mind that, everything happens for a reason. Perhaps there was something developmentally wrong with the foal, and this happened so it would not have to suffer through life....

    Stay strong....

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    So sorry for your loss. It is never easy losing any animal, even if you never had the chance to become attached. Jingles for your mare.



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    I'm so so sorry. I can't think of many things worse after all the anticipation, hard work and excitement. You didn't do anything wrong. Sometimes these things just happen.
    Thinking of you and your mare



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    I'm so sorry for your loss Formosus.

    As some have said, sometimes it just wasn't meant to be. Never had one abord (*knocks madly on wood*), but lost a very young one already. Sometimes it's not better to have them continue and loose them when you got a chance to meet them, give them a name, scratches...

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