Experienced horse breeders will tell you a successful breeding operation requires time, knowledge, dedication, financial investment, and a little luck. While risk is always involved, ensuring a mare receives the care she needs during pregnancy can increase the odds of getting a healthy foal on the ground. Good nutrition, a judicious vaccination protocol, infection prevention, and careful monitoring are vital to the health of both your mare and her future foal. To support education about broodmare care, Butterfly Network has partnered with for Healthy Equine Pregnancy Awareness Week, starting Dec. 13, 2021. Look for equine-pregnancy-related content all week on, our Facebook page and Twitter feed, and in our e-newsletters.