prep for a 2010 baby helpful kind comments appreciated.
I thought that I would share that I just got my mare bred, My mare Eclipse, she's going to be due the end of June or the beginning of July of next year! I got her bred to a stud named Chums Black Chip (Reg. QH), beautiful black with a star and one hind half sock. Eclipse(grade half canadian, half QH) my mare is black with just a star, but I'm interested to see what color both of them are going to throw, Chip threw a lot of color so far, and Eclipse's mom is a Pal.
Right now I Have had her on whole oats, 2oz of sunflower oil and 2oz of white vinegar per day (vinegar for the flies). She has been de-wormed regularly, and I was just wondering what other people use out there for their mares during the stages of pregnancy? I have a feeling that she should be getting more than this now, She does get alfalpha cubes and great hay every day.
she is a maiden mare, and I'm going to be there through out her whole pregnancy, and going to try and be there for the birthing process. I don't want to get in the way or interupt, but I want to be there for her if anything were ever to happen. There is going to be a seperate little pen for her when she is close to the time, and there is going to be access to a box stall for her so she can decide if she wants to be in or out.
My history with a pregnant mare: I use to have a horse named GLH Kittyhawk registered half arabian, I got her bred for the first time when she was 8 years old, I was looking after her, and she had a huge box stall in the barn it was about 12x12, I slept in for one day and my father just thought that she had to be out in the large pasture, because she didn't show any signs of having a baby, I knew that she was going to within the 2 weeks because she had wax on her teets. She went to the furthest back part of the field and had the baby, she was also a maiden mare and didn't know what to do, she ran down the to corner of her pasture, and started hollering till she saw me, I raced out and she led me up over the field, I believe her baby wasn't able to rupture the sac, It was passed when I got up to it. I was giving it cpr, leg pumps and everything to try to bring it back but couldn't. That little filly would have been really cute, born a red roan probably would have greyed out like her mother, with 2 back socks and a blaze.
This is part of the reason I'm leaving work for about a month or more, however long it takes, when my mare is coming close to due, I'm having my vet on call and want to do the best I can so the mare and the baby has the best odds. Comments are greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading!
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