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Nickweb Fred

Nickweb Fred

Breed:  Registered Clydesdale

 

Sire:  Armbro Jason

 

Dam:  Donegal Josephine

 

Height:  18.2hh

 

Color:  Bay

 

DOB: 04 May 2012

Fred is a very special little horse, he has been dubbed with the nickname "Little Man". When only four months old, he lost his mom, Josephine. The cause of her death was never determined, but we suspect it was Endocarditis, our reason for this is one month later Little Fred was diagnosed with this very disease, we immediately called the vet and Fred was only given a 30% chance of survival. He was on Antibiotics for more than a month and lacked the strength to get up and stay up, so three times a day we would have to use a tractor and pick him up and hold him there for at least an hour. We did this for two weeks, when eventually he was able to stand by himself. We also gave him quite large amounts of protein to help him get stronger, this has resulted in some minor growth problems in his later life. If you would like to know more about this disease, here is a great and short description of what it is and what horses could be affected: http://www.provet.co.uk/equinecardiology/5a66646.htm  Having survived such an uncommon disease, to say that this little guy is super tough is an understatement. He has been visited by the vet many times through his life and has been given a clean bill of health! So now he spends his days playing with his dad, Jason, and gets up to so much mischief, but mostly he's just enjoying life! We plan to start breeding with him soon, due to our mare choices it may only be in 2016, we have a partner for him, but she just needs to grow up a little more. As for this guy's conformation, he is going to be a really big boy! He's going to grow up to be a good all rounder because he has a good hind quarter and shoulder.  

Pedigree

Nickweb Fred Pedigree

Progeny

Nickweb

Clydesdale Stud

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