Before She Foals: Managing Broodmares

Equip your mare with the nutrition, vaccines, fitness, and foaling environment she needs to promote a successful parturition and a healthy foal. Sponsored by Equidone.
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Before She Foals: Managing Broodmares

Pregnant mares need specialized care during the final three months of their 330- to 345-day gestation to ensure a safe and healthy pregnancy and foaling. Here are some guidelines to help you navigate the different aspects of caring for your broodmare during this critical time, from proper nutrition, exercise, and vaccinations to preparing for foaling. Always consult your veterinarian for advice on your specific mare’s health and circumstances.

broodmare in pasture
Manage Your Broodmare's Nutrition
Attend to Your Broodmare's Environmental Needs
Exercise and the Pregnant Mare
Protect Your Pregnant Mare From Disease
Prepare for Foaling

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