Well I've always had friend who had mares that have had foals in the past. Well me being me I never paid attention to any of the signs they are close just got to be there when their mare foaled and help if needed.
So this past year I bought a nice paint mare and she was in foal. I was told her foaling date was may 5th and she didn't seem to sre about it anyway.... well she def has exceeded that. So I was worried and had my vet out to look at her. He said he didn't believe that was the correct foaling date by any means. He told me to switch her from orchard to alfalfa because once she foals and the baby nurses she will need the extra fatty from the alfalfa so she doesn't drop weight.
So I took his advice and did that. But I've been watching her teats and her belly and her vuvla and tail and just am stumped. I've spent weeks looking for signs online and have come down to finally asking for help. I think I need a extra pair of eyes and people with experience to help me.
So she has gotten huge has got her v belly. But she bags up a lot at night and deflates. For a week it was going away and she stayed bagged up fully24/7. But now this week that's nt the case. Her milk is no longer as clear its kinda yellowish around her tail is jeolly but that's the only spot. Her vulva is elongated and relaxed but it has been for 3 weeks now. She's been drinking her 25 gallon water barrel in a day. She lays down at night but the other night she was layin flat and I stayed up all night and watched her and nothing.
Just need to get some help. Sorry for the book long explanation but I want everything I know and have observed thrown out there for the best advice