Monday, June 8, 2009

Monday 8 June - I Must Be Cursed

This morning I woke, late as usual and looked out the kitchen window to see four little legs on the other side of my B&W mare who was expecting any day. I held my breath as they moved hoping to see some black spots or any colored spots for that matter and from there I could see nothing. This is not a good sign with paint horses as some of them mainly the Overo strain carry a genetic defect called Lethal White Gene which causes the babys to develop normally but when they are born their colon and intestines are not connected and they cannot poop so if they are not euthenased immediately they are usually dead within 2 days which ever way you go.

To cut a very long day and story short, the vet had to euthenase her this evening as it was evident that there was nothing we could do for her. We were going to call her DBB BLUE'S ANGEL. I did get a few pictures of her before I brought her inside and she started getting so ill, nothing exceptional but here is one of them.

Cutting it short tonight. Say a prayer for her.



Amanda said...

I am so sorry to hear this, she was a beauty.

CG said...

Oh, how terribly sad. I'm so very sorry :(

Fugazi said...

I am so sorry to hear this too, thinking of you, sending loads of warm good thoughts your way. Hugs Ellen

Rising Rainbow said...

You're not cursed, Lori, it's just the nature of breeding overos. Sooner or later it's going to get you. The more you breed, the more stuff you see.

I know losing a foal is hard. I've been there so I know how you feel. Heartbreaking is putting it mildly. I know on top of everything else it must feel like things are stacked against you but don't give into those thoughts. They'll only make things harder for you.

Hang in there! It will get better.


Strawberry Lane said...

So, so sorry. Just heartbreaking. Sending big hugs to you, and sweet rest to the babe. So sad.

Lulu said...

I'm sorry for your loss....she sure was sweet looking!

Kathy C said...

I'm so sorry. =(

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