When I got to the barn this morning we lost the foal that was born last night! Yeah! Bummer! It reminded me of when my mom lost my baby brother Jase, to stillbirth here are my thoughts on that experience. Please Watch!
Before I left the barn, the veterinarian came to do a autopsy of sorts and take some samples to be sent for analysis to see if we can prevent this in the future. It was pretty gruesome as you can see below. The vet is camera shy so most of this short clip is of his gloved hand shoeing me away. What did he think I was gonna share his gruesome work on facebook? Well duh of course! LOL!
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This is a rare occurance in the horse world, because horses have evolved as prey animals they have a strong instinct to have their foals under the cover of darkness. In the three seasons that I have been at this barn for breeding season, this is only the second time that a foal was born while I was there in the morning and I have been present for the care of at least fifty foals so far. When I arrived at the barn this morning I was expecting to see a foal and what I saw was the mare turned out in the riding areana and so I knew birth was emminante. When I looked again this particular brood mare had been turned outside and after speaking with my mentor, he said that he had called the vet out because something was not quite right. So, we went about our daily activities, about an hour later we were all called out to help bring this cute little foal into the barn, because it was born out in the paddock. We got mother and baby settled in the areana and the vet was cancelled. We all know that when baby animals start showwing up that spring is just around the corner and here in Canada we welcome it with open arms. Check out the videos to see some of what went down on the farm today!
I appologize for the wind noise on these videos, I knew it would sound like that so I kept them short!
Sound is better in the barn out of the wind!
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