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Date Posted: 17:10:45 02/28/09 Sat
Author: Sarah
Subject: Any more input?
In reply to: Sarah 's message, "Friesian Broodmare/Colic" on 21:07:47 01/08/09 Thu

I've got Alex's opinion. Does anyone else have anything to add??





>I own a 13 year old Friesian mare. I have owned her
>for 3 years and she was imported from Holland to
>California. In researching her history she has had 9
>foals. 3 of them are in my ownership and 6 prior to
>me. I decided to give her some time off. So after her
>July 08 foal I gave her a rest. In November she
>coliced. She had a slight displacement that had to be
>fixed with surgery. She then had a 360 degree torsion.
>She was opened twice in 24 hours for surgery. Luckily
>she is on the mend almost 60 days post surgery. The
>vet didn't find any impaction or explainable reason
>for the colic internaly. His best guess is that there
>was extra room in the abdominal cavity for the
>twisting to happen due to her not being in foal. We
>have now spent almost 10k to save her life and now her
>post surgery care. Does anyone have experience in this
>area or a similar situation that they could share? I
>don't want her to colic again. The vest said she could
>re-breed but I'm scared to risk it. Any thoughts?
>
>Thank you for reading,
>Sarah

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