My First experience with foaling! Please be gentle! And helpful if you can!? I am having a very very hard time finding donkey specific info. I posted on another message board, but it seems like there are more donkey/mule people on here.
So Angel(a rescue donkey that came to us "maybe pregnant" last July...is absolutely preggo! She has been "ready" according to everything I have read online since Saturday...and of course I've also read that it's very difficult to tell when they will foal! I'm having a very hard time finding photo examples of the things they talk about - "pointy belly" or dropping, nipple waxing, bagging up, croup relaxation, elongated vulva, cervical plug....
I noticed tiny "plugs" at the ends of her nipples Saturday - but no real bagging up. Definitely bigger than before but nothing like the horse bags I've seen online. She also had an amber colored discharge on her vulva - making me think she lost the cervical plug. Her hips look very hollowed out, waaay different than she used to look.
I stayed out with her in the sleeper part of thehorse trailer on Sat and Sun nights...took a break yesterday. Then today I get a text with a photo of a ton of yellow discharge - plug!? The rest of it?? How long now? Who knows!! Right? She is eating like crazy and pooping normally.
I'd like to post some pictures (kinda graphic) if that is ok?
Anyone have donkey foaling experience that I can talk to? We DO have a vet on call, but he has more experience with horses and very little with donkeys so he wasn't able to help me toooo much.