OT: SAD! (Death of pet mentioned)TMI (very sad)

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OT: SAD! (Death of pet mentioned)TMI (very sad)

OK,
I have to vent a little...this afternoon, my favorite mare had a miscarriage...:0(
She had lost the foal, at least 4 days earlier...(no signs until today) and was then majorly infected...she ended up passing the placenta and foal...I am so heart broken:0( She has a very high fever now...but is being treated and has been cleaned out. The foal was perfect...all the little parts...bless his heart. My mare, Bianca, is very depressed and sad. (She knows) We had his name picked out too:0(
I am SO SAD. Hailey was very upset too.
Thank you for reading...I just had to get this off my chest...The horses are part of my family...

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Awww. So sorry. :grouphug:

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Awww, that is so sad. Your more mama horse. I'm sure even animals feel a loss like that.

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that's so sad :bighug:

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:bighug: Very sorry.

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Poor Bianca. I'm sorry for your loss, that is very sad. :comfort:

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:bighug: I'm so sorry

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:bigarmhug:

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That is sad.. Im sorry about that. Will she be able to get pregnant again?

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Oh no, poor girl! We had a mare lose a foal really late, like she was almost due and lost it. It's been years ago but I will never forget how upset she was for a couple months after that. I'd sit in her stall and rub on her day and night (thankfully it was summer so I had plenty of time). I wasn't even really old enough to completely understand the gravity of what happened, but I just felt her sadness more than understood it and we spent a lot of time being sad together that summer. Take good care of her!

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Thank you ALL!!

"laurensmitty1982" wrote:

That is sad.. Im sorry about that. Will she be able to get pregnant again?

She has been flushed and given oxytocin to flush the fluid out, on antibiotics, and pain meds. I will culture her next season before we breed her to make sure she is clean. She has wonderful cycles and is a good breeding candidate. (she has nice conformation, movement, and disposition.)

"momW" wrote:

Oh no, poor girl! We had a mare lose a foal really late, like she was almost due and lost it. It's been years ago but I will never forget how upset she was for a couple months after that. I'd sit in her stall and rub on her day and night (thankfully it was summer so I had plenty of time). I wasn't even really old enough to completely understand the gravity of what happened, but I just felt her sadness more than understood it and we spent a lot of time being sad together that summer. Take good care of her!

So sorry about your mare. the late ones are usually a lot harder on the mare and the owners...Owners don't usually find the miscarrige, but since it was stuck and infected I did...so it was really hard...once she was sedated, she pushed him out:0( My friend's mare red bagged this year, and she managed to save her. This year my other mare's foal was shoulder locked, but I managed to get it taken care of.
I really take pride in my horse care...it always amazes me when farms don't vaccinate, have sick mares and foals, no trims, dental care, or deworming...:0( (w/ plenty of $ to do all of it!!)
Anyway, you are so right about the sadness...Bianca seems to know what is going on. Breaks my heart. They all get groomed 2x a day, stalls cleaned 2x a day...I am hand walking her 2x a day too...I have her stalled by one of my weanlings now...she seems to enjoy being there...
She is back eating, so that is wonderful. I am cold hosing her legs too...to prevent laminitis. What breed of horses did you raise?
Thank you again!!! Means SOOOO much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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We've mostly had quarter horses. My dad had an APHA stud for most of my life so we also had some fantastic paints here over the years. We don't do any formal showing, for a while I showed when I was young, but we are trail riders. We've had to decrease our stock as we've had more children because you're right, the amount you spend a year in good care gets extreme at times. We've spent more in vet bills over the years than we have in dr bills LOL! I'm not out there a lot with them anymore. I've flat run out of time in a day, I have no idea how you do it all with 3 kiddos. DH takes care of the 3 we have left these days, well, DD1 does too. One of the reasons we are selling them is because of our lack of time, I just canNOT stand to see them just sitting out there without the attention they need/deserve. I'd rather not have any horses here (as much as that sucks) than to have them and not have the time for them, kwim?! I've never not had horses, so one day when the kids get less needy of my time (HA!), I hope to get back out to the country and start riding again.

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Cray 2 That's so sad to hear. I'm so sorry.

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Oh, this is terrible! How sad! It doesn't matter, human or animal, a mommy is a mommy...and it's your baby. Sad Aww, give her a sugar cube for me! That's what we always gave my grandpa's horses for an extra special treat. Smile

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"momW" wrote:

We've mostly had quarter horses. My dad had an APHA stud for most of my life so we also had some fantastic paints here over the years. We don't do any formal showing, for a while I showed when I was young, but we are trail riders. We've had to decrease our stock as we've had more children because you're right, the amount you spend a year in good care gets extreme at times. We've spent more in vet bills over the years than we have in dr bills LOL! I'm not out there a lot with them anymore. I've flat run out of time in a day, I have no idea how you do it all with 3 kiddos. DH takes care of the 3 we have left these days, well, DD1 does too. One of the reasons we are selling them is because of our lack of time, I just canNOT stand to see them just sitting out there without the attention they need/deserve. I'd rather not have any horses here (as much as that sucks) than to have them and not have the time for them, kwim?! I've never not had horses, so one day when the kids get less needy of my time (HA!), I hope to get back out to the country and start riding again.

Yes, I get up early to get everything done...and am out in the barn very late...lol. We currently have 9 and it is A LOT of work. I totally understand what you are saying...
I have never not had them either...I always wonder what I'd have time for! LOL!
I hope you can get riding again...I know you love em!:0)