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post #21 of 733 Old 03-25-2012, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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With out seeing her in person I can't be sure, it appears her udders are filling they are not full yet when they are her nipples will look full and hers are still hanging. The udders usually start filling 4 to 6 weeks prior. They will fill and deflate so to say, when they stay full hard and warm all day she will be close. When was her last foal weaned? Do you know the last date she was bred?
She was bred June 7, 2011 and her foal was never weaned, we just bought her in November 2011 and that was the first time she was away from her foal! The foal was born in May 2011. They stay the same size all day and are warm, but like you said I don't think they are full.
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Thank you so much!!!!!!! I would have never found that by myself. The little horse in the avatar is the one I am talking about in my thread, Mini Mare Close to Foaling.
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Here are some pictures for those who couldn't get the link to work or who don't know how to look at my pictures. The 30" perlino is the stud she is bred to! The buckskin mini, is the baby's great great grandpa.
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This site has some wonderful information and, even better, pictures -- I read it over and over when our Holly was expecting Foalingsigns

Holly was a maiden and didn't ever truly bag up or start producing any testable amounts of liquid until the evening before she foaled (came home from work, saw massive udder development noted her being off on behavior and her temp had shifted - had been temping morning and evening to see the consistent patter -- she foaled at about 5 am that morning) - so the milk test approach was not an option for us. The theory we were given and that proved true is the drop indicated foaling in 12-24 hours. She had been bagging up slowly, but once I saw what her pre-foaling bag actually looked like it was easy to see that what we had been noting in the weeks prior was NOTHING like what her true bagging up was.
This was the evening of the night she foaled:
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^^^That picture explains alot better than words can.
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This site has some wonderful information and, even better, pictures -- I read it over and over when our Holly was expecting Foalingsigns

Holly was a maiden and didn't ever truly bag up or start producing any testable amounts of liquid until the evening before she foaled (came home from work, saw massive udder development noted her being off on behavior and her temp had shifted - had been temping morning and evening to see the consistent patter -- she foaled at about 5 am that morning) - so the milk test approach was not an option for us. The theory we were given and that proved true is the drop indicated foaling in 12-24 hours. She had been bagging up slowly, but once I saw what her pre-foaling bag actually looked like it was easy to see that what we had been noting in the weeks prior was NOTHING like what her true bagging up was.
This was the evening of the night she foaled:

So the biggest thing to keep an eye on is her temperature and when she drops?
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Pictures of that mare

Do you have any pictures of that mini mare from the side, so I can see her drop?
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Does anyone else have any advise on when she could be due or if she's getting close?
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Their butts tend to get verry jello-y and form a 'V' when they're near birthing, because all of their muscles *back there* have to relax in order for the baby to come through. I've also heard that often you can see a large, thick vein along their udder that is very prominent when the time comes near, but I've never seen it myself.

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