MissMotherNature

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  1. Sorry for the lack of update! Cricket is doing much better than I expected. She is holding her weight and even gaining a little. She is also producing plenty of milk for the little guy. Jasper is growing like crazy and as cute as can be. He is still having trouble with one leg but now it is the tendon on the back of his leg that is contracting. Its brining him up on his toe on one leg. The farrier has leveled his feet out and looked at him. He thinks with time it will get better. He doesn't seem to let it bother him as he is all over the place. A few pictures of the growing boy! Goober was laying down and munching on the grass. He was laying when I came out an started to get up but changed his mind. He just sat there looking at me for a while.
  2. Sorry for the lack of update! Cricket is doing much better than I expected. She is holding her weight and even gaining a little. She is also producing plenty of milk for the little guy. Jasper is growing like crazy and as cute as can be. He is still having trouble with one leg but now it is the tendon on the back of his leg that is contracting. Its brining him up on his toe on one leg. The farrier has leveled his feet out and looked at him. He thinks with time it will get better. He doesn't seem to let it bother him as he is all over the place. A few pictures of the growing boy! Goober was laying down and munching on the grass. He was laying when I came out an started to get up but changed his mind. He just sat there looking at me for a while.
  3. She is turning her nose up to the pellets and beetpulp I usually give her. Does anyone have any ideas for a diy creep feeder? He is picking at grain but I would like to keep it available to get him to eat more without cricket eating it. Also we finally settled on naming him Jasper. It fits him well. He's such a friendly little guy. He already likes water and bathes which is good because I have been cold hosing his legs as they have had sores from the braces that are still healing.
  4. The little guy is doing pretty good. His legs still are not perfect but my farrier does corrective work and will be looking at him in a few weeks. Cricket is still struggling to make milk but so far we are getting by. Worried about her weight but she is maxed out on feed and alfalfa hay so may be making another vet trip to see if anything else can be done. Her teeth were done in January by my equine dentist and checked again at the vet before they came home so there are as good as they are going to get. She does have trouble with a wave mouth and has a tendency to quid her hay. Will try to get new pics up soon.
  5. Both are doing very well. The incontinece seems to have subsided for cricket and is getting back to her perky self. Started the foal aide supplement too and will be getting him checked by the farrier soon. Still wonky on the front legs but so much better. Cricket is making enough milk to keep the little guys belly full and she's has a huge appetite and is eating constantly. I will try to get some more pics up later.
  6. Home and all settled in. Cricket is still sore and exausted. Also she seems to be having urinary incontienece but the vet thinks it will pass with time. The little guys legs look much better but are still not straight. Hoping the foal aide, farrier work, and time will make them better. He is doing well with walking and is laying down on his own now. Such a cute little stinker too! This was taken friday before putting the splints on him Taken this evening a home He was not to impressed with his momma wanting a nap. He was climbing all over her. :) With the vets approval we are keeping her on senior feed and a mostly alfalfa hay diet. Grass hay to munch on to keep her busy. Also started her on calf manna. Doing everything we can to keep her weight up and her producing as much milk as she can. The vet did find that she has a fairly bad heart murmer so we will be looking further into that next. Not sure anything can really be done for it though. The name Forrest seems to be sticking. :)
  7. Is incontinence common in older mares after birth?
  8. I'm waiting for them to get them checked out then we are headed home to get them settled in. :) I am so happy to be taking not only a healthy mare but also her colt. It could have turned out so differently. Thankful for everyone's well wishes and advise! Will take pics when we get home.
  9. Of course! I might just overload this post when I get to take more pics of him. :)
  10. Splints are still off and the vet thinks he will not need them anymore. They are weaning him off of the tube feeding and I should be able to bring them home tomorrow. I ordered the foal aide as it will be able to get here before the dac products would. I ordered the powder packets as it will go further. They had really good reviews online too. Everything is set up and ready to have them home. The vet has been calling him Forest because of the splints. No clue what his name will actually end up being but I am excited to get to know him. Thank you everyone for the prayers and good thoughts!
  11. The splints are off for the night. They have straightened considerably so going to leave off and see if stays or buckles back. Shes still not producing as much milk as they would like but he said it is good quality milk at least. Tomorrow going to see how he does with less supplemented milk. :) I can't wait for them to be ready to come home!
  12. Arielmarie thank you for mentioning that. I love Dac products and didn't even realize they madero at. I will put in a order to ad that to the Dac oil I am ordering for the mare. Journeysgirl I will look into that paste as well. Thank you for the recommendations!
  13. Not sure on his daddy. The one they thought it was is solid bay I think but who knows. His coloring was a nice suprise. I used to breed paints but sold my stallion and mares 3+ years ago. Talked to the vet a few mins ago and Bith are doing well. They are going to to try to taking the splints off tonight and see how they look. They feel like that are helping so I'm crossing my fingers. She is also making a little more milk and he's doing well on the supplemented milk in a feeding tube too.
  14. See how bad the right front bows. I had already gone by when they put splints on so I will have to get pictures of those tomorrow. They did x ray to make sure it was fully formed and it is so really hoping the splints work. She stands over him and just stares at him like "is that really mine?"
  15. Yes I always had my pregnant mares on a well rounded diet recommmend by my vet. She has had more alfalfa to her diet and will be adding in calf manna and probably dac oil if my vet approves. I have used both with success before. I dont think founder is in this mares future. She has a very high metabolism and I do struggle with her weight at times. They will both get whatever will help them. I had no intentions of having another horse and in fact did not want anymore but I don't think this guy is going anywhere.