Foaling & Foaling Problems

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Preparing Mares for Foaling

Spring is an exciting time for many breeders, as it likely marks the last trimester of their mares’ pregnancies. Due to the rapid changes that occur in the last few months of gestation, it is imperative that owners monitor mares closely.

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Free Lecture to Cover Equine Pregnancy

Identifying High-Risk Horse Pregnancies

University of Kentucky’s Dr. Barry Ball defines the high-risk pregnancy and its causes and offers management options. Learn about fescue toxicosis, umbilical torsion, premature placental separation, and more in this information-packed lecture.

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Pre-Foaling Management (Book Excerpt)

A mare should be brought inside at night beginning 30 to 45 days before her due date. This is done for two reasons. The first is so she can become comfortable with the surroundings and feel that the foaling stall is a safe, private place. Mares that are not at ease might delay foaling and prolong their labor until they feel more secure. Such a delay can lead to complications.

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Foaling

Foaling, also referred to as parturition, is the process of a mare giving birth to a foal. Foaling occurs approximately 338 to 345 days from the last breeding date; however, this time period can range from 320 to 365 days or more.

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