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    08-13-2013, 04:01 PM
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I recently purchased/rescued a 4 yr. Old mare, who apparently got out one night to visit a stallion in a nearby pasture on or around Sept 6th of last year. The previous owner sold her with this information. I didn't think this little mare "took" with the condition that she was in. My husband and I bought her with plans to keep the foal if she was, in fact, pregnant. A planned foal was born on our farm over 2 years ago. We are adamant about keeping any foal that is born on our farm! We have prepared a foaling area and will build a permanent addition to the barn if a foal is born.

We did have the vet out to give our 3 horses vaccines and to take a blood test to confirm pregnancy with Shadow. Unfortunately, Shadow did not respond well to the syringe from the vaccine and the vet suggested we wait and tranquilize her before trying to take blood again. My husband was extremely against that idea....( he is very sympathetic to our animals :). We decided that we will take our chances and wait it out for any physical signs........

If the date of her live cover is correct, then Shadow is 341 days in foal today. She does not have a full bag, but her teats are now extended with yellow/amber liquid. ( I will post a photo...). Shadow is in my profile picture. Her belly is rounded and has seemed to have dropped a little......but I do not feel/see any foal movement. I understand that all mares are different and do not always exhibit textbook signs, but does she appear to be foaling soon to any of you?
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    08-13-2013, 04:04 PM
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Green Broke
Welcome to the forum ... and we demand pictures...
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    08-13-2013, 04:09 PM
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Green Broke
Even without a picture, at 341 days and waxing, I would expect anytime within the next week or two.
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    08-13-2013, 04:12 PM
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Here is a photo of her teats.....
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    08-13-2013, 04:16 PM
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Green Broke
Subbing:)! Welcome!
     
    08-13-2013, 04:20 PM
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Weanling
Welcome to the forum!!! I have a veteran broodmare who has been due since May (we have revamped her due date to "whenever she feels like it). She has been producing colostrum for a while now, and we can feel the baby moving, but she has never fully bagged up. The only place we can feel the foal is right at the soft spot in her flank. Each mare is different and "the usual" signs do not apply to every mare, but just things to look for. Her belly will drop, she should be producing colostrum, if not the actual milk itself, she may start sweating, her mood may change from her "norm", her vulva will "leak" clear fluid (I call it lube), and will elongate. Again, these are the typical signs, but I can attest that even veteran mares can go against the grain. My mare is leaking, but not elongated, not bagging, hates everyone one day and lovey the next, so my opinion is vigilance or have the vet out. And wear plenty of caps, so you don't pull your hair out!!!
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    08-13-2013, 04:23 PM
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Better sub for this one just in case - I hate missing out on the action. Best of luck with the adventure, Teallmee.
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    08-13-2013, 04:25 PM
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This is Shadow......
...bear with me. I am new to this forum........
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    08-13-2013, 04:27 PM
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Welcome and subbing!
     
    08-13-2013, 04:35 PM
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Weanling
Ha, ha... another New Yorker!!! She looks more pregnant than my mare, lol, with the way her belly is hanging, it is different than just fat. Her legs, hindquarters, chest... none have excess fat on them.
     

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