Is it ok to nurse the foal before it stands? As in taking milk from mom into a bottle and nursing the foal.
I've been watching videos of mares foaling to get in the spirit and in one video I noticed they tied knots in the afterbirth after the mare stood so she would not step on it. Do you recommend this? And what exactly does it benefit if its beneficial?
And has anyone noticed any warning signs the day before your mare foals? Something very subtle or unique.
And also if your mare has had problems, did she "tell" you she was having problems? According to my farrier, she had a problem with her second foal and she nudges you when she needs help.
I'm sure everything will go fine. And will probably happen while everyone is asleep. I've just had some questions bugging me lately =]