Sick donkey I need advice fast please

pawlukanis

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My jennett gave birth 3 weeks ago and sadly, and I mean sadly the foal died 6 days ago. The mother became visibly depressed and has now become sick herself. Since the loss of her foal she would just stand and mope but yesterday her behavior changed. She stood in the same spot for the better part of 3-4 hours, in the pouring rain.. I managed to get her in the barn, much resistance to move. Today she has been in her stall lying down and won't or cannot get up. Her legs are very cool to the touch and she just looks miserable. Yesterday I gave her Ivermectin based in her weight, she hated it and licked the ground right after. At the recommendation of our farrier I gave her milk of magnesia; 30cc and 30 cc of water which is a small dose but she didn't like it at all today. I will repeat every few hours to get an appropriate dose in her but I don't want to over stress her. I didn't see her eat yesterday and there are no visible signs of her relieving herself today. Since she will not or cannot get up taking her to the vet, a considerable distance away, is impossible. Please feel free to ask me more questions and please spare no advice. I will be completely devastated if I loose her too. Thank you
 
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pawlukanis

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I did thank you. It is sad to see an animal mourn and I swear that's what she's doing. Hopefully all will end well. Thank you for your concern
 

Chickerdoodle13

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Sounds like there is something more going on with her. Any time an animal has an offspring die suddenly, I definitely want to rule out any medical issues. I would certainly call in a vet asap.

Edited to add: plant toxicities are a big deal this time of year as well and it is another thing to keep in mind. Many toxins are passed through the milk and can affect both animals.
 
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