I waited all day for the vet, going to check on Maisie every hour or so while she just lay in her stable. She hasn't eaten anything or pooped all day. He has at last been and gone, and told me she is constipated but her fever has gone. He gave her more antibiotics and a vitamin injection. Tomorrow I have to get some bran and get a litre of that down her in a bran mash, and he hopes that will move the blockage. He sees no need for blood tests or anything else at this stage, and told me I am giving her the right diet, so why she should get constipated I have no idea. There is nothing in the field she could have eaten to cause it. But I remember being constipated when I was pregnant, so that could have something to do with it! The foal is OK, he listened carefully for the heartbeat.
She is a little minx though, as soon as she thinks you are going to do something she doesn't like, she rolls until you have to let go the headcollar, then she's off! And she is really difficult to catch as right now she is not showing any interest in the usual apple or carrot. I can't tie her up or even shut the stable in as she freaks completely. She has been in the open air for three years and will not be enclosed. So thanks for the vibes and keep them coming. I need some too as I am finding it very hard to concentrate on what I should be doing, my lectures for February.