My Arabian mare Blacklady Charabi is going to foal sometime next month.
She is 14 hands and when not pregnant only weighs about 900 pounds.
I feed her Omolene 300 3 1/2 scoops a day plus I add more Amplify pellets at about cup a day. She has good quality coastal hay and the spring grass is growing well here .
I have noticed that her spine is starting to show . She was bred April 30th of last year. She is starting to bag up.
When she had her last foal she lost condition also about this time in her pregnancy. I was hoping to avoid it this time around.
I started separating her from the mares she is with because they all dominate her and steal part of her grain. She has been wormed last month and regularly since I purchased her 2 years ago.
I understand that foal is growing and the bag she is making might be draining her some. I now feed her 3 times a day instead of 2 and feed her separately.
The other 2 mares that were bred at the same time are doing fine in fact one is overweight and I have reduced her ration a bit.
Any suggestions that might halt this at 3 weeks to go? Shalom