I think this is a great thread idea. There is quite a bit involved in caring for broods and foaling.
I can share what I do with mine BUT any prenatal program should be discussed and done under veterinary supervision. Not only is having the vet involved safer for your mare(s) but also allows them to somewhat be 'on call' knowing when your mare(s) are due and the potential to expect an emergency call. Mine came out for my last one at 4 am, she was at the farm in 20 minutes. Turned out to be nothing but it could have been serious.
Exam prior to breeding to insure health and reproductive soundness.
Ultrasound - initial at day 16 - to confirm if mare is in foal and to check for twins. Then a follow up 2-3 weeks later. After that I will schedule if something doesn't look or feel right.
Tetanus/Flu/EEE/VEE/WEE - annual and at 10 months
Rhino - 3,5,7,9 months
Rotavirus - 10 months
West Nile - annual
De-worming every 8 weeks (making sure one of those falls in the 10th month) and then again the day after foaling. Broodmares are the only ones I have on a regular deworming schedule, the rest are decided with fecals every 3 months.
Delivery kit - towels, gloves, cotton balls & chlorhexadine (to treat naval stump), thermometer, stethoscope - notebook/pen to record temps/heart rate if needed, time of birth, passing meconium, nursing, standing up.
Our foaling stalls are 16 x 24. We use straw for bedding for foaling. With shavings or sawdust you run the risk of it sticking to naval & causing infection as well as the foal breathing it in and causing pneumonia or worse.
Then there is nutrition for both mare & resulting foal - another area of many choices and varying opinions. Mine get Purina Ultium Growth, free choice minerals and quality timothy/orchard hay.
Exercise is another important consideration. I ride mine through their pregnancy up until they get really big and grumpy
-Treat umbilical stump (for 3 days after or until it dries up)
-Foal should stand within an hour
-Foal should nurse within the first 2 hours (my call point is 3, some will wait longer)
-Check placenta for any tears or abnormalities
-Check mare for any tears
Follow up vet appt within 48 hours, mare & foal both get examined, foal will get an IgG test and a selenium/vit e injection.