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Discussion in 'The Foaling Stall' started by lori, Feb 19, 2013.
Saw this little guys pics on facebook He's adorable... I love the color on his ears <3
Awwww! Fancy Boy!! Hope all is well w/ he and Momma!
BABY NAME SUGGESTIONS NEEDED!
We are going to be running a contest to name the foal. Haha. And Margaret only likes 1 of about 20 suggestions so far. I am voting like crazy for Snap but despite our preferences it will actually be a fair contest. We're just hoping to get more possibilities that Margaret likes.
So far we have
Ale/Two Toned Ale/Ginger Ale
Dreamer, In Your Dreams
Ginger's Snap, Snap
I like Charlie, Felix or Gunner.
I am on board with Ginger's Snap/ Snap, that's cute! Like Bobby, too. Chance has been used on at least 30 horses at every rescue, eh, it needs a break. lol.
Splash never hurts for a loud paint.
Merlin might work, doesn't seem like he is going to be a giant?
NO!! Just as an FYI for ANYONE who wants to avoid a pregnant mare, you should wait SIX WEEKS to be safe. Here's why, from another forum:
Sperm are produced over a 57 day period, followed by a 10-12 day transport process through epididymis totalling 69 days. This is not the important factor to take into account however, as only sperm cells which have completed their maturation could pose a threat in a gelded horse. Sperm cells (mature ones) can be stored in post-testicular ducts for 3-5 weeks. And it is these ones that could potentially produce a pregnancy. After this mature sperm cells will have been destroyed/recycled.
Also, I assume the vet pulled blood for IgG the following day? Meaning Monday? If the colt was born at 6 AM Sunday, blood should have been pulled by 6PMthat same evening. 12 hours...otherwise, the gut is closed and the only route you can go is plasma.
He is growing up very nice!
You know, I'm not really one to judge a mother who just had her baby 10 weeks ago, but c'mon Ginger. LOL. Someone needs to tell her she's not still preggers!
(And yes, I still want Dusty to get adopted in 2-3 months and then Ginger can come live with me since apparently I run a fat camp.)
She just recovered well from delivery
A little late for your reply, huh?
Baby and mom look GREAT!
Not really. It's never too late to learn, especially since the main point of my post was in response to gaitgirl's comment about needing to wait oa good week or so" before turning a newly gelded colt out with mares.
Just to clarify... Ginger got knocked up while in her previous home before she came to SHARE. I do not think there was any effort at all to prevent the pregnancy. : He was tested for antibodies the evening of the day he was born--all was well, of course.
He is quite a photogenic baby! And mom... not the fastest horse in the world. LOL.
He sure is a pretty flashy boy!
And there is something about that pretty mare that just speaks to me. Her slightly roman nose? Her soft eye? Her heart and "Try".... she's a gem for sure!
I know, I love her too. She's a smart, sensible, well mannered older lady. Just my style. Uhm erm, nothing to do with her being a redhead with a blaze. I need to ride Dusty more so he gets adopted & weaning could just be her coming to be my foster.
I was referring to your IgG information.....a little late for that info! And I was being funny!!!!h
Sadly Ginger was found deceased in her stall Sunday morning. They don't know what happened (not sure if they are having her autopsied). She was an older mare and had been through a lot in the last year. Winchester is almost 3.5 months old so thank goodness it was now and not sooner. They have him started on milk replacer but I don't know much more of the details. They've successfully nursed up a 6-pack of nurse mare orphans who were pretty bad sick to start with in 2011, so the expertise is definitely there.
What a sad story ... she delivered a handsome foal. RIP Ginger.
how sad-at least, in the end, she was well cared for and looked so happy. RIP old girl
OMG! Poor Ginger Girl. RIP old momma.