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When will my mare foal?

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  • My mare is bag up when you she be due
  • My mare is waxing could she be in foal

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    01-05-2013, 10:01 PM
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Foal
When will my mare foal?

I bought my mare about 2 months ago and the man knew she was pregnant but said she wouldn't be due until spring this year well when he brought her to me he then realized she was a lot bigger than he originally thought. Since about yesterday she is starting to show the "V" shape in her lower belly more and you can really see it when she walks. Her teats are what I would call full but her milk is a dark (not clear) yellow/honey look. I just don't know when she is due and she doesn't have any waxing. Could someone tell me if they could just guess with this info on how much longer she may go?
     
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    01-05-2013, 10:06 PM
  #2
Trained
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Originally Posted by Court0991    
I bought my mare about 2 months ago and the man knew she was pregnant but said she wouldn't be due until spring this year well when he brought her to me he then realized she was a lot bigger than he originally thought. Since about yesterday she is starting to show the "V" shape in her lower belly more and you can really see it when she walks. Her teats are what I would call full but her milk is a dark (not clear) yellow/honey look. I just don't know when she is due and she doesn't have any waxing. Could someone tell me if they could just guess with this info on how much longer she may go?
Is the liquid from her teats, sticky or watery? If you're brave enough to taste it, and I won't think less of you if you don't, is it sweet or salty? Can you take a couple pics of the mare from the side and also of her errrrrr, "lady parts"? I'm looking for lengthening and if the lining is pale pink or tending toward red. Also, can she still swish her tail? Are the muscles on top of her tail head still firm or soft? Those answers will help pinpoint things a bit more.
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    01-05-2013, 10:13 PM
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Weanling
What she said ...lol my setiments exactly! Sounds closer than spring to me!!!
     
    01-05-2013, 10:13 PM
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Foal
I am trying to get some pictures up as we speak. Thank you. The milk is not watery but not just plain sticky sort of in between. Inside is pinkish red.
     
    01-05-2013, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Court0991    
I am trying to get some pictures up as we speak. Thank you. The milk is not watery but not just plain sticky sort of in between. Inside is pinkish red.
If you can get some pics up, I'll try to give you my best guess based on personal experience. But with mares, that's all it is, a guess. Do you know if she has ever had a foal before this one?
     
    01-05-2013, 10:20 PM
  #6
Foal
From the previous ownder he said yes she has foalded before and she is 18 years old will be 19 in march.
     
    01-06-2013, 12:02 AM
  #7
Foal
freckles1.jpg

teats.jpg

freckles.jpg

Still trying to get the rest uploaded.
     
    01-06-2013, 12:13 AM
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Weanling
Seems like she has a while yet, in my unexperienced opinion. Fairly clamped shut and bags look nearly empty to me?
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    01-06-2013, 12:13 AM
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Trained
Dream catch to the stop swishing their tails closer to foaling? And the lining inside the vulva changes color? I've foaled out tons of mares but never notice either of these things. Thanks for the info

And the mare has a ways to go yet, she hasn't really started to bag up.
     
    01-06-2013, 12:16 AM
  #10
Yearling
She will not be due for a good while yet. Her bag is not full at all, from what I can see. I wouldn't be worried yet.
     

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