Hi every one! I just signed up for this thread, so I hope I posted this in the right section!?
I have a pregnant mare that is due soon and decided to make her a foaling thread! So here is her story.....
Gypsy is my 12 year old paint mare, I have owned her for about 4 months after buying her from a rescue. Gypsy was rescued after her owners abandoned her in a feild for 6 months along with a stallion and one other mare. When I bought her she was about 100 pounds or so underweight and we had really no good idea of when she was due. Of course we had the vet out and now she is due any time with in the next 2-3 weeks! She got on a proper diet and gained all the weight in just a couple months and is now beautiful and perfectly healthy! :) Unfortunatly despite my efforts I could not find out if she or the stalllion is registered, but I love her just the same!
She is bred to a black, gaited Paso Fino stallion! This will be my first foal so love any tips/facts or anything like that! I have done extensive reading, have my foaling kit ready to go and my vets # on hand, so I feel pretty ready but getting oppinions on her "signs" would be really helpful! :)
So far Gypsy has the start of a small bag and cloudy white milk that is released easily. I beleive the foal might be dropped and around her tail head is jellowy like. I use 6 way pool test strips to test her milks calcium and Ph levels. Currently her calcium is 250 and her ph is 7.8. So im hoping for a foal with in 2 weeks or so!! I will try to add some pictures asap. Thank you for any helpful comments/advice/tips/suggestions!! :)