Mare and foal at the vets presently, have you had a foal that is uninspired to stand? He needs to be encouraged to get up and drink. Once he’s already up he (now) nurses great. But without encouragement he’s happy to just lay down. Vet says not don’t a dummy foal, vitals are within normal limits. IGG levels above 800. He did have plasma and is currently on excenel.
Long story short, I acquired a pregnant maiden mare in February. Breeding date April 23. Foaled yesterday morning between 330 & 4 am. I was out there at 4 and the foal was still completely wet. Foal attempted to stand but wasn’t getting up on his own after 1.5 hours. Phone call to vet. Recommended some things to try but if not working bring him in. By 630 we were at vets, milked dam, and he drank off the bottle really well but wouldn’t latch the teat. Tongue mildly swollen. By the time I left he was what the vet said a 2 hour old foal, not the 6 hour foal he actually was. He didn’t really latch the teat for 9 hours.
Anyone with similar experience? Outcome? I’m not overly optimistic but don’t want to be too negative either.