Whew! It has been a crazy week. I finally made it back home and was relieved to get back to Angie, even though I knew she was fine and others had been checking on her. She is at 330 days today! Her belly hasn't dropped yet, and her udders are staying consistent. She is slackening up a little in the hindquarters, but still not very much.
I gave her a good grooming as soon as I got back, and she has the nicest, smoothest coat of any of the horses here. They are all still shedding out their winter coats. It is impossible to brush anyone else without inhaling on ingesting a pound of hair. Recently, though, has has gotten less personable. Not really crabby or anything, but noticeable.
I have been testing her milk, but so far she has held steady at over 8.0 pH and under 100 for calcium. I am testing about every other day, and watching for signs that she is getting closer and I should start testing every day.
Here are some pictures I took yesterday.
I didn't bother to post an udder picture, because they are exactly the same. The milk was easier to express, however. It is cloudy and watery.