Oh that's wonderful news. Such a relief that she's able to stand although with assistance. Does anyone know if they would let a foal try to nurse in such situations? Might they have been milking the mare to give to the foal? These are things I don't know, but instinctively think it would be best for the mare and foal if baby could nurse as soon as she is able.SSilence86 wrote:Kristen,
Thank you for your kind words and concern. '18 It's In His Kiss presented to Rhinebeck Equine at approximately 90 minutes on age on March 11th. The filly had passed her meconium while in utero and failed to meet her normal milestones after delivery. The filly was very weak and unable to stand when she arrived. She has been treated very aggressively and has had 24 hour intensive care since admission. The filly developed meconium aspiration syndrome secondary to inhaling meconium while in the mare. The filly remains critical but has gained strength and is now able to stand with assistance.
c/o Edition Farm
I think I will also email them to express my best wishes for mare and foal. It's probably only an emotional overreaction, but somehow seeing all those people surrounding La Verdad and her foal made me even more sad for "Kiss" and her baby. Doesn't make much sense, but who can explain why we feel these things.