Sounds like he is getting stronger and stronger, sending LOTS of jingles. When he starts getting up on his own and nursing you can always give your mare Domperidone to increase her lactation as well as him nursing off her frequently will really help. Jingling like crazy that he is getting up unassisted soon, he seems like a fighter!
I worked at a Standardbred breeding facility, and it was common practice to mix colostrum and a bag of plasma in a bottle for the foals first meal. Never ever had issues with low igG's and we foaled out 150 a season.
5:30 D-day drank 11 oz of mare replacement milk standing up! DH and I are doing this together (just like we did with our human babies)... ah the memories.
Anyway, Didn't take nearly anything to get him up this time. Getting stronger in the back end. Walked around a bit then he had to poop (first one since his enema). Will need to do another enema, poor poos were hard, I had to "assist" in the process. Temp looks good still. Talkative too.
I am hoping that with all of the positive thoughts you all have pass his way and all of the intervention that if he gains control of his back legs (and yes, his hind tendons are a little lax, rocking back slightly on his pasterns, which is normal), but he does have the understanding of how to pick up the toe, pull leg up and reach. He is just wobbly. Each time he stands his brain connection is getting the message!
Thanks again. I am going to nap for an hour or so, mix more replacer (says you can't let it sit for longer than 2 hours). UGH
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