At 2.30 a.m. 10th June 2014 our little foal was born. We named him Erik.
Six days later, he developed problems, and despite the vet trying all night to save him he passed away at 6 a.m. 17th June, just a week old.
|Erik and his Mum|
enjoy the sunshine in the field
He was a dear little chap and we are devastated, particularly because this is the second foal we've lost. Several years ago Midsummer Acorn (Mac) died at just six days old because of a perforated bladder.
The vet thinks that Erik suffered some form of trauma during birth. His palette had a hole in it and he possibly had some slight brain damage. It is also possible that his hip was not formed properly.
Because of his palette he could not suckle properly.
Early this morning milk was getting into his lungs and he deteriorated rapidly.
It was kinder to put him to sleep as there was nothing more that the vet could do to correct the abnormality.
Our grateful thanks to Jennifer at Torch Equine, Mullacott Equine Centre for trying so hard to save him.
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