06-13-2010, 12:44 AM
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Oxytocin can help (among other things) a mare's milk to "come in" soon after she foals, but I am not sure of its effect on established milk production.
I agree with the other post-ers.
It is almost impossible to milk much out of a mare with an actively nursing foal because foals nurse often for short periods and keep their dams pretty "empty"-- A mare that has a regularly nursing, growing foal will not fill up between feedings and have a huge engorged bag. In fact, if her bag looks huge and full, it usually would mean that the foal has slowed down or stopped nursing for some reason (for example seperation, illness, injury.)
If the foal is of good weight and good attitude and is observed nursing normally and doesn't act overly hungry, The mare is probably still producing enough.
A healthy bright foal is usually its own evidence of things being normal, but if you are not sure, having a vet check would help you know all is well.