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  1. elizabeth.conder

    Question about mini colt covering mares

    I would guess you have a pretty good chance of him being fertile.
  2. elizabeth.conder

    High Plains Foal Season 2021

    Rhythem has finally started an udder. 307 days today. I still think we have some time left, but she definitely built quite a bit quickly. She has dropped a lot too. These pictures were barely more than 18 hrs apart.
  3. elizabeth.conder

    Caring for Flicka: Ideas ?

    Still so sorry for you! A rough first experience but that’s not how they all go. I will say, I usually express a bit of milk everyday after weaning just to take a bit of the pressure off. Just enough to relieve the pressure but not enough to keep stimulating the production. But that’s just me...
  4. elizabeth.conder

    Flicka's mare stare thread

    So very sorry! Sounds like a very difficult decision to make and you did all you could. Praying for you and Flicka!
  5. elizabeth.conder

    Flicka's mare stare thread

    Ugh I’m so sorry you are having to go through this. It is not an easy decision I know.
  6. elizabeth.conder

    Flicka's mare stare thread

    It is recommended to get the igG done within the first 24-48 hrs. If there is an issue there it is best treated as early as possible. How is he now?
  7. elizabeth.conder

    Flicka's mare stare thread

    It doesn’t matter too much on how you set him down. Did your vet say anything about testing his igG? I would give him a break between. They won’t be automatically better but should gradually improve.
  8. elizabeth.conder

    Flicka's mare stare thread

    He won’t full on pass out. It will look like it. Basically just a deep sleep. There are a lot of videos on YouTube that you can see what it’s supposed to look like. No it won’t harm him at all. I’ve seen people do it 15-20 times with no side effects. All it is doing it mimicking the birth canal...
  9. elizabeth.conder

    Flicka's mare stare thread

    Have you tried the madigan squeeze? A lot of time red bag foals are born as dummy foals because of the limited oxygen. It’s worth a try and won’t hurt. I’ve seen several have to use it this year with great results. The difficulty nursing and problem standing sound textbook dummy. Praying for...
  10. elizabeth.conder

    Flicka's mare stare thread

    I have been checking in all day as well. Hope everything is okay.
  11. elizabeth.conder

    Flicka's mare stare thread

    Yes! Yellow/white is a great indicator that foaling is close! Sounds like colostrum to me. I think you have a great chance for a foal tonight.
  12. elizabeth.conder

    Could I get some opinions please

    Yes it makes sense! You’re correct that colostrum will test low. Ph strips should still catch the drop in ph has colostrum comes in. I haven’t actually tested ones that had no udder but I think I may with my mare this year. She has virtually nothing going on and I know she did not get a large...
  13. elizabeth.conder

    Flicka's mare stare thread

    Some can hold out a couple days. Very unusual though. I’d bet in the next 12-24 hrs. When mine tested that low I watched her all day hoping for a day foaling lol. Of course she didn’t foal. But I checked right after dinner then put her up and she foaled about 9:15. Right after it got dark.
  14. elizabeth.conder

    Foal Rolling

    My foals all roll some. Totally normal. Taz is right, Problem is when they roll like they are colicing or have ulcers.
  15. elizabeth.conder

    Flicka's mare stare thread

    Good decision! With the cow pies id expect a foal before long. Keeping her in is a great idea. If you don’t have a coveted day time foal, I would be surprised if she does not foal soon after.
  16. elizabeth.conder

    Flicka's mare stare thread

    Also as soon as I physically check, I start feeling for legs. Dystocias are easiest To correct early. You should feel one leg with one right behind it. Make sure not to pull them both even or they can get shoulder lock. You probably know that though.
  17. elizabeth.conder

    Flicka's mare stare thread

    So exciting! Makes perfect sense! I usually wait till I see the water break. But that’s just me. There’s not much you can do to intervene before the water breaks. And once it breaks there is no stopping the foaling. Sometimes it’s fine to go once they start acting like they are going to foal...
  18. elizabeth.conder

    Puppy maiden mare

    Looking good! Welcome to the forum!
  19. elizabeth.conder

    Flicka's mare stare thread

    Can't wait to see what your girl is cooking for you!
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