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keeley57

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keeley57 says:

please help!!

I have a mare infoal that I have no clue what to or when she'll foal past few weeks she's started to bag up and then it went down, now its baggin up again (not nearly full tho) she had the vet out on wednesday as she has a nasty infection in her dock unsure how she got it but is on antibiotics, while waiting for the vet she started looking like she was starting labour she was constantly wanting to get down but never did, ramming her sides against the shelter wall, kicking and bitting her belly! Had 2 wees in half hour. 10 mins before vet came she stopped and calmed down, I did tell the vet about this and she said could be spazmatic colic or first stage of labour since then I've been going to the yard more frequently to put her cream on and give her her antibiotics! Yesterday I noticed a major change in her! She'd hardly touched her water, was nervous of me near her back end, and threatened to kick which is really not normal for her, she was also stood really funny like her back legs couldn't go together? And she also walked like this too! With a woddle to her just wondered what other peoples thoughts are thanks

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Tandem

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Tandem says:

Re: please help!!

They are all so different.

 

I have seen them bag up weeks in advance and run milk dor 24 hours before giving birth, I have also seen them without a bag to speak of drop a foal THEN bag up.  It's so hard to redict.

 

Has she gone sloppy either side of her tail, does it look like her tail bone has risen up?  It's the tendons each side of the tail slackening off.

 

We are on 24hour foal watch ATM. The mare we are watching lost the last one and we are GOING tyo be there when this one hts the floor.....just in case.  Have to say I'd have someone on hourly watch if mine presented those symptoms.

 

Good luck with it all,

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Tandem

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Tandem says:

Re: please help!!

This is what we do

 

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keeley57

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keeley57 says:

Re: please help!!

She has gone very jellyfied round the back end but is sometimes hard to feel it for long before she's moving away! She's very out of character atm and am starting to worry, she's not nasty but this morning every where I moved she watched with ears flat back and that's not her at all thanks

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Tandem

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Tandem says:

Re: please help!!

I'd certainly be checking every 2 hours over night. Is there anyone who can pop in and help keep an eye?

 

9 times out of ten they will foal and not have any bother.

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keeley57

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keeley57 says:

Re: please help!!

There's a lady that lives on the field that she's on so I'll ask her to keep a eye on her I can't get there through the night as I don't drive and have a 7 month old, by the sounds then does she sound close? X

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wundahoss

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wundahoss says:

Re: please help!!

Punctuation would help us make sense of your post. Have you spoken to the vet about it all? Or another vet if this one seems inexperienced?

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