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  1. She looks like she has a typical broodmare figure. (not visibly in foal, in my opinion, based on these pics)
  2. Mona

    Gelding senior stallion

    At 26 years old, I would say just leave him a stallion. I am all for gelding, but at that age, the procedure might not be worth the risk and it won't change his behavior anyway.
  3. Yes, no kidding!! I have a friend that raises Arabs and I gave her this info. She said she tried several doses of Oxytocin to no avail. I assume both would work in a similar manner.
  4. Chanda, interesting!! Was there ever any discussion in the comments afterwards as to how long after birth this would last if tried? I mean is 3 days after baby is born to late to try or does it have to be within first 24 hours or ??? Or can it work on a week old or a two week old? I guess the sooner the better though becausae once the foal starts eating from another source, it's usually harder to try and get them back onto mama.
  5. She already said she's been milking the mare to feed the foal. (so that is good, and was very important that the foal get the colostrum. I would try tying the mare up short (snug) to a wall, and then tieing her near back leg up with a rope that ties around her neck, Then when she tries to kick at the foal, she will "trip" herself, and realize that it is a reaction to her kicking. Try getting the foal to nurse from her every couple of hours while she tied this way, and also allow the foal to stand in front of the mare. Hopefully by doing this a few times and actually having the foal nurse, she'll calm down, accept the foal as her own, and start treating it accordingly. Good Luck!
  6. Mona

    CYROMAZINE fly product

    I was reading up on this, and found this statement interesting, and quite possibly, the reason they had to stop putting it into feed. "While cyromazine has a low mammalian toxicity, it may cause adverse effects on reproduction and development if ingested." http://pesticides.news/2017-12-07-cyromazine-toxicity-side-effects-diseases-and-environmental-impacts.html
  7. Mona

    New Forum Look

    I don;t have to scroll sideways but still find it slow opening pages. 😞
  8. Mona

    She’s here!

    CONGRATULATIONS! Sounds like a wonderful experience for you! Horses are so different than dogs when it comes to birthing. They can go from what looks like nothing to a baby there in a matter of minutes as you witnessed. If it's not fast, then THAT IS need for concern and worry.
  9. ANY TIME! No way of knowing for sure! Good luck! Hope you'll be sleeping with one eye open!
  10. Those little crystals you are feeling/getting from her teats is what people refer to as "wax". It is the colostrum leaking out slowly then crystalies when it hits the air. GOOD LUCK! Shouldn't be long now!
  11. Mona

    Magic Marker 2018

    The dam of the the stallion shown here had a silver bay (I believe it was) parent. Silver presents like other things, where it can show more or less on any given animal. That was why I asked if they had been color tested. When you look at the stud as a foal, the mane and tail are very light colored. If not silver, the only color I would say this foal here would be, is smokey black. Maybe the "smokey" is lightening the color of mane and tail at birth and progressively gets darker with age.
  12. Mona

    Magic Marker 2018

    I am guessing the stallion is likely carrying silver?? I found a photo of him on LTD's site and he looks to have a light colored mane and tail in that too. If he had no silver, he would have looked black I think. http://ltdmini.com/minimarespremiumlace.html
  13. Mona

    Magic Marker 2018

    Have you had both parents tested for silver? Anxious to see pics.
  14. Mona

    Magic Marker 2018

    From what I can see in the pic of the foal nursing, mom looks pinto. Has she been tested for silver? Maybe she carries??
  15. Mona

    Magic Marker 2018

    Can you please post pics of dam and sire?