Okay, I think I have read just about EVERY thread on this site and every other site on the internet. Hopefully someone here can help us.
On February 22nd I rescued a very skinny little mare. She looked like she ight have a bit of a wormy belly, so I brought her home and wormed her with 3 different wormers, all 2 weeks apart. She was supposed to be 5 years old, only I later found out from the vet when he came out to look at her that she is around 3 or maybe 4.
I called the vet out because I was concerned that she was ONLY gaining weight in her belly. (My avatar is pictures of her on April 1) He preg checked her and lo and behold... His results "Oooohh, Im bobbing its head up and down in my hand, theres a baby in there"... This was on April 4th I believe.
Now, on April the 12th (or around) she acted like she was really going to foal... tail switching, laying down, getting up, stretching, biting her belly, rubbing her tail.... LOTS of movement from the foal.. I have a video of her that night here: Dusty at One True Media - share slideshows, slide shows, Facebook slideshows, free video sharing, video montages.
Since then I have been staying up with her every night. I have put her on a Mare and Foal feed twice a day, She gets LOTS of alfalfa, free choice coastal, and beet pulp with her grain (because she was so malnourished), of course she has been wormed, vaccinated, and trimmed now and she has REALLY put on the weight! She looks like a little show horse now, all slicked out and thick and pretty... but she is driving me crazy! She shows signs of some sort EVERY night, whether its tail rubbing, laying down and rolling and getting back up, biting and kicking her belly... all of the above and sometimes just a few. Her vulva has been relaxed now for about 2 weeks (really relaxed), she has had a bag for about a week, but since she is obviously (hopefully) a maiden and pretty young, I didnt really expect much of a bag, her tail head is prominent also. I am new, but I will try to post all the pics I can so you guys can get a visual. This is my first foal, and Im pretty sure her first as well, so ANY advise is helpful. Thanks for reading such a LONG post. Oh~ and the baby moves ALOT, even tonight.. mostly I notice it and see kicking right in front of her bag on the back underside of her belly.... and boy does it KICK! Probably a mule baby... and she's letting his ears grow some more
I will LOVE it NO MATTER WHAT it is!