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post #1 of 14 Old 04-29-2011, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation After Birth...

after my mare foals should there still be afterbirth hanging from her? i am worried please help...

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post #2 of 14 Old 04-29-2011, 12:12 PM
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Depends on how long it's hangining there. Mares typically give birth to the baby & then the sack follows afterwards. Sometimes it can take several hours to come out completely.

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We have always went with the 2 hr rule. It may take her some time to pass it completely and that is okay. If she doesn't pass it within a couple of hours, give the vet a call and they will give her a shot of oxytocin to induce more contractions and help her pass it.


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post #4 of 14 Old 04-29-2011, 12:17 PM
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If the placenta has not been expelled after several hours you need to call the vet.......your mare will be at risk for founder if the placenta is not expelled completely and with 4 to 6 hours.....usually it is 30 mins to 2 hours if I remember correctly.

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post #5 of 14 Old 04-29-2011, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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i dont know exactly when she had it where she is at a friends they checked her at 1am and there was not a foal and the like 7am she looked out the window when she woke up and the foal was there...

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post #6 of 14 Old 04-29-2011, 12:23 PM
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If she's your horse, why is she somewhere else?

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post #7 of 14 Old 04-29-2011, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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the mare is at her house... so technically no she isnt mine but the foal is and i dont want them to lose the mare not knowing what to do...

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post #8 of 14 Old 04-29-2011, 12:29 PM
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Are you actually there, or just going by what they're telling you over the phone?

If the mare is theirs, then they're the ones who need to call the vet if she's retaining the afterbirth.

I'm not really sure how the foal could be yours if the mare isn't. Mare owners are the legal owners of all foals born to them.

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post #9 of 14 Old 04-29-2011, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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i went as saw her and they are giving me the foal. and i am concerned and we are goin to call the vet now

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post #10 of 14 Old 04-29-2011, 01:02 PM
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If your friends didn't actually see the birth, how do they know that she didn't already drop her placenta? Did the mare foal in a pasture/paddock or in a stall? Have them check around for the placenta. If they can't find it, call the vet ASAP.

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