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    02-10-2007, 12:46 PM
pregnant mare

I bought a pregnant mare that had 3 foals prior. She has been bagged up for just over 2 weeks. Has not waxed over. She eats like a pig still. Not fidgity. I spoke with the prior owners and they said that once she bags up it will be about 2 weeks. At that time she will start to leak when she walks. I try to make the baby move but no such luck. Should I be concerned or just wait another week. I am concerned. Any suggestions?
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    02-10-2007, 06:41 PM
The gals and I at my ranch in California always had a running bet going, that the mare would hold it until the full moon, then she'd drop it ;) When is the next full moon anyhow? ;)

I have never actually bred my own horse before, but I have been around lots of pregnant mares that were ready to blow. Keep an eye out for the waxed nipples (which you are already doing) and feel the muscles on either side of her butt.. im not exactly sure what they are called, but the muscles on either side of the tail bone/dock. When a horse is close to birth she becomes very "loose" back there, and if you press on that area, it should jiggle a little bit.

If you are really honestly concerned, perhaps a call to the vet is in order =/

Good luck sweetie! I wish I could be of more help!
    02-10-2007, 09:09 PM
The next full moon is on March 3rd
    02-12-2007, 08:30 PM
I wouldn't worry. She will drop the foal when she's ready to.
    02-12-2007, 11:37 PM
Yeah, just keep an eye on her but call a vet if she shows the slightest sign of distress!!!!
    02-14-2007, 12:13 PM
I'd just keep an eye out...we have a pregant clyed at our barn....if your really worried it wouldn't hurt to call your vet
    02-19-2007, 10:12 AM
I'll be the first to say congrats. And your doing everything your *supose to be* doing, or watching for. So she'll drop the foal when she deems fit.
    02-19-2007, 01:30 PM
I don't know much in this all I can say is GOOD LUCK!!!
    02-23-2007, 07:12 AM
Why not give your vet a call and just have a chat? Tell him what you know and what you're concerned about etc he is the best person to advise you....

Best of luck
    02-23-2007, 02:15 PM
It never hurts to give your vet a call and just talk. Most vets will hand out advice over the phone.

Some mares just like to wait. Also, not all mares will give brth the exact same way every time. I'd wait about anothe week before getting a vet OUT, but a nice call and chat won't hurt anything, will it?

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