- Apr 8, 2005
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Yesterday I bought my hubby 2 mini donkeys for Father's day. They are both super sweet and he is in love with them. The first is a Jack named Gucci and just wonderful. His feet are horrendous though! We can work with that. We have a great farrier who brought our other little donkey around really well. The one I have questions about is his Jenny, Petunia. She is very obviously pregnant. The baby is really low and there is a line along the bottom of her ribs. It looks like the baby is just hanging below her and near the back. She looks so uncomfortable. Her backside is really long, loose and slack but not swollen at all. She has had alot of babies so not sure if it is just stretched out or not. Her nipples are very swollen and pointing straight down but her udder isn't very full. Is she due very soon? Next is her poor poor feet. They are just awful and she is lame. She hardly wants to walk at all. She just wants to lay down. I am wondering if she has foundered or if it is just that her feet are so bad and the baby is so heavy that she hurts. The farrier is coming out tomorrow I think and I am trying to get the vet out. Can I give her aspirin for the pain and stiffness until the vet comes even though she is pregnant? What else can I do for her? Any opinions? I can take some pictures of her low slung baby if that would help determine how close she is to foaling. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!!