New mare, in foal... Help
I acquired a new mare today, she was given to me by someone who can't afford to feed her anymore, and she was on a dead pasture and the hay she was being given didn't look to be very good quality. She is a 15 y/o Standardbred, Arabian cross, and I was told she is in foal, for the first time, for an April baby to either a Paint or a Quarter Horse. I fully intend to be her last owner and the foals only owner, and naturally, I am concerned for her health and the health of her unborn foal. Can anyone point me in the direction of some information to help me find the right feed for her and to make sure this pregnancy is as smooth as possible for her and her foal.
Any help would be greatly appreciated... I'm going to be making a call to my vet to get her checked out and see how far along she is Tuesday morning, but I don't want to pay a consult fee for everything I'm going to have questions about...
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