Udder development?

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  1. Aug 26, 2019 #181

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    If your mare has been dripping milk for over a week, Id be worried how much colostrum she is loosing. This is the most important drink a foal will ever receive.
     
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    Be sure to have a snap test for Igg after the foal is born to see if it got enough colostrum.
     
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    We have a baby!!!!! Born this morning around 7am. Think it’s a filly. She hasn’t nursed yet. Still wobbly and seems very sleepy. Milked Pickles a bit and bottle fed the first milk. Should I be concerned?
     
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    How where do I get the snap test for the Igg?
     
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    Congratulations!!! Baby is beautiful!!! I have no idea about the snap test as I'm new too. Is the foal nursing yet though? I think they should be nursing within the first hour so I'd be concerned.
     
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    Snap test is from your vet. I don't think there is a home version, as it's a blood test to check for the IGg levels of the foal, to see if it received enough colostrum for good immunity.
     
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    We took our new foal to the vet yesterday and he confirmed that she is a dummy foal. Last 24 hrs have been tiring and stressful! Milking and feeding every two hours. Anyone try the Madigan Squeeze on a dummy foal?
     
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    Hi Renee , How is he going ? :)
     
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    Is your baby doing better?
     
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    Unfortunately my sweet Honey passed away Saturday . I am completely devastated. Poor Pickles has been so sad. I was not prepared to face anything happening to our foal. Thank you for asking. Hope your sweet baby is doing well!
     

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    Oh Renee! I am so sorry!!! I'm so heartbroken for you! When we lost our foal last February all I could think was I never want to breed my horses again, although I knew we had one more to go. It is the worst thing to go through. I was terrified of the next one delivering. I understand your heartbreak. Please know I am praying for your heart to heal and I will pray for Pickles as well. Watching them grieve is so hard..... I'm so sad for you!
     
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    Losing this baby was so awful! Don’t blame you at all for not wanting to breed again. It’s heartbreaking to watch the little thing grow for almost a year and then lose it! Thank you for the prayers. Pickles and I appreciate it!
     
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    So sorry for your loss Renee
     
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    Its been awhile! Lily is now 3 months old.
     
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    Lilly is BEAUTIFUL!
     
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    I'm wondering if anyone has any advice. My mini mule (Max) is going on 7 weeks and desperately wants to be in the big pasture with my mini colt/ stallion (who's 18 months) and my mini jennet who's 14 months. So far I've kept Max and his mom separate. At what age should i attempt them to all be together? My colt plays aggressive.
     

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    I was just about to ask how was your little fella doing! He is soooo cute! And I'm not real sure about putting them together. I only have 2 mares with Lily, her momma and Grandma and they've been together since she's been born but the woman i purchased my mare from that breeds mini's, she keeps her stud away from all the babies until they are all gone to their homes because of aggression.
     
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    Are you getting the colt and mule gelded ? Theres no way I would be putting them together , if one of your girls comes into season , theres a good chance of a fight. Two intact horses do not go well together. Just my opinion :)
     
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    I was afraid of that. I'm not sure if I'll keep him though. Maybe after they're both gelded I can put them together.
     
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    She's officially a big girl!
    Had her first hoof trim today and wearing her halter!
     
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