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  • Mare has elongated vulva, butt rubbing, large stomach, shifting feet

 
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    01-25-2011, 10:19 PM
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New bred mare... Help?

Okay so I am completely new to this... I have never owned a broodmare before, only geldings. *Before I get attacked* I have a very bad back at only 18 and had to sell the best gelding I've ever owned, so I purchased a bred mare as a pet & a rescue (she is lame) on Dec. 24th. I have a vet I text regularly with updates and two people whom have foaled out mares many a time. I have read Yellowhouseranch.com a thousand times, read books, taken a billion pictures of her, done everything. Anyway, this is Missy's second foal. She was bred way too young the first time (at 2.5) and again 6 mo. After foaling, January of 2010. It was a pasture breeding so I doubt she took till February at the earliest. The people were crappy and did not know what they were doing. She has been starting an udder since before I bought her, the people didn't pay attn to her. Her belly went through some changes and though she doesn't looked dropped in pictures hardly, she is a big brick house. She has bad edema in her udders and really Isn't filling much, vet said she will probably filly right before she foals. Last week she was biting at her sides, rubbing, showing every sign of foaling, it also wasn't unusual for me to find her vulva slightly open. Since two Sundays ago every now and then when she is "chill" she is VERY relaxed and its like last vulva pic, even more so in some others.... (vet said foal was getting into place) Missy calmed down after two nights of that and now ONLY sleeps on her belly. Any ideas on how much longer? I have a cam on her and I can literally look outside and see her.
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    01-25-2011, 10:21 PM
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Foal
She is a Two Eyed Jack mare. Her reg. Name is Miss Drift Jack, she has phenomenal bloodlines!
     
    01-25-2011, 10:32 PM
  #3
Started
She is very cute. Every horse is different some with her signs may foal out in a couple of days, others may take another 2 weeks before having their baby. It really depends on the individual horse. I'm glad that you have help, have read up on it, and have knowledgeable people to help you out. Why is she lame? What happened, and is it a permanent thing that won't heal? Just curious. I bet she'll have a gorgeous baby. Do keep us updated. I'm sorry to hear about your back. At 26 I have my fair share of injuries that are constantly acting up in one way or another, but thankfully not bad enough to keep me from riding. It would drive me crazy to not be able to be out playing with my horse, even if she/he is just a pasture pet. At least you are doing something to get your horse fix. :)
     
    01-25-2011, 10:41 PM
  #4
Foal
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Originally Posted by dressagebelle    
She is very cute. Every horse is different some with her signs may foal out in a couple of days, others may take another 2 weeks before having their baby. It really depends on the individual horse. I'm glad that you have help, have read up on it, and have knowledgeable people to help you out. Why is she lame? What happened, and is it a permanent thing that won't heal? Just curious. I bet she'll have a gorgeous baby. Do keep us updated. I'm sorry to hear about your back. At 26 I have my fair share of injuries that are constantly acting up in one way or another, but thankfully not bad enough to keep me from riding. It would drive me crazy to not be able to be out playing with my horse, even if she/he is just a pasture pet. At least you are doing something to get your horse fix. :)
She was worked excessively at three years old (she is five on valentine's day) and her back left leg became one large boney build up near the pastern that never went away, doc says he will do x-rays after she foals to check out if she can be broken. After all she runs and trots perfectly on her own. She went from being impossible to catch in a small area to she whinneys after I arrive home from work. She probably will stay a broodmare/my spoiled rotten baby.
     
    01-25-2011, 10:46 PM
  #5
Foal
After the foal "moves into place" how long can it be?
     
    01-26-2011, 02:23 PM
  #6
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This morning...

So her belly is looking realllly low and her butt is very jello-y.
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    01-27-2011, 02:51 AM
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Your mare is getting very close to foaling. Look to see if the foal is laying on one side or the other? If you look at the mare and one side is bigger and sticking out more then the foal is laying on that side and is getting positioned for birth. Your mares belly is big but it could be dropped down more. Sometimes however a maiden doesn't show a big drop. I would say that she could drop more. Her vulva looks pretty elongated which means she's close. You said that her butt is very jelloey, push all along her tailbone and along the top muscles of her butt. The softer they are, the closer your are to foaling. This gets very soft and gushy within a few days of foaling.
Lastly, check her utter. Although some mares, especially maidens won't get big utters, most get some build up. Look to see how full her utter is and if it's big and hard. Is there any "wax" or whitish driplets on the ends of the teats. Can you milk or squeeze a few drops from the utters in your hand? If you can, is the milk yellow or white and is it sticky or not? The stickier it is the, the closer you are to foaling. It will get very sticky and start to turn whitish when you get really close, like within 24-48 hours.
If you see all these signs, dropped vulva, soft tail head, sticky whitish milk, then you'd better not leave her side because the minute you do, she'll foal
I hope you've read up on how foals are presented and different positions and what's an emergency. Most foals are presented properly and most mares foal fairly quickly. You might want to help it along a bit by helping the feet and head out by pulling gently on the feet while the mare has a contraction. Only pull when she's contracting and only gently. Make sure to pull the plancenta off the foals nose and clean it out as soon as it appears so it starts breatheing. Finally, don't forget the enema and putting betadine on the stump. Good Luck, you're going to have a newborn in a few days.
     
    01-27-2011, 08:48 AM
  #8
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Originally Posted by Adareous    
Your mare is getting very close to foaling. Look to see if the foal is laying on one side or the other? If you look at the mare and one side is bigger and sticking out more then the foal is laying on that side and is getting positioned for birth. Your mares belly is big but it could be dropped down more. Sometimes however a maiden doesn't show a big drop. I would say that she could drop more. Her vulva looks pretty elongated which means she's close. You said that her butt is very jelloey, push all along her tailbone and along the top muscles of her butt. The softer they are, the closer your are to foaling. This gets very soft and gushy within a few days of foaling.
Lastly, check her utter. Although some mares, especially maidens won't get big utters, most get some build up. Look to see how full her utter is and if it's big and hard. Is there any "wax" or whitish driplets on the ends of the teats. Can you milk or squeeze a few drops from the utters in your hand? If you can, is the milk yellow or white and is it sticky or not? The stickier it is the, the closer you are to foaling. It will get very sticky and start to turn whitish when you get really close, like within 24-48 hours.
If you see all these signs, dropped vulva, soft tail head, sticky whitish milk, then you'd better not leave her side because the minute you do, she'll foal
I hope you've read up on how foals are presented and different positions and what's an emergency. Most foals are presented properly and most mares foal fairly quickly. You might want to help it along a bit by helping the feet and head out by pulling gently on the feet while the mare has a contraction. Only pull when she's contracting and only gently. Make sure to pull the plancenta off the foals nose and clean it out as soon as it appears so it starts breatheing. Finally, don't forget the enema and putting betadine on the stump. Good Luck, you're going to have a newborn in a few days.
Yes Ma'am I have read up on everything there is to read up on. I also have friend that are vets that will be there helping me, and a fantastic vet I regularly text with updates. Comparing pictures though its easier to have someone look at them instead. She isn't maiden however, this is her second foal. Does that change anything? And I certainly hope so. Last night she was switching sides (back legs) constantly, she tried to lay down several time but couldnt & when she finally got down she laid there looking at her belly for a few minutes and stood up. I also witnessed her biting her sides a few times, leaning her butt on the bucket connected to the wall and sticking her tail out and to the side.
     
    01-27-2011, 11:05 AM
  #9
Foal
Good luck, she sounds like she's due any time
     
    01-27-2011, 01:34 PM
  #10
Weanling
Yep, it sure does sound like you will have a foal in less than a week! Congrats, and prayers that everything goes alright! The biting at sides, holding out her tail, and pushing against the wall all point towards a baby soon!
Your mare is gorgeous! We need some face pictures!
     

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