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    03-15-2007, 09:11 AM

Don't know if your mare has foaled, hope these tips can help.

When she is close, she will become very loose on the rump either side of her tail like jelly, she is just relaxing her muscles, preparing to deliver.
she will also look as if she suddenly lost a lot of weight, it will be hard to tell, as your mare is so under weight in the first place.
This happens to mares that are due to deliver, I am suprised the vet didn't tell you this.
The virginal area will look smooth (not all wrinked up) and enlarged,
I would also suggest when they are due that you be there, things can go wrong, (yes sleep deprivation is going to happen) the joys of having mare in foal.

Good luck
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    03-15-2007, 03:39 PM
Thanks for the input, I am making a list of things to do, remember, just in case I get so stressed and forget important issues.

Do you happen to know of a video on the actual birth that I can see online, so I know what to expect? What to watch for, Preferrably free.
I have been trying to find a website with no luck
    03-25-2007, 08:47 PM
Sorry it took so long to get back to you,
Has she foaled yet???????
I'm sure there are videos out there, you could try phoning a local stud to see if they have any footage, or if they have any mare, foaling, or very near foaling.
You could also try your local saddlery and see if they have any vidoes.
Make sure the mare is on her own as well, other horses may try to steal the foal or worse hurt it.
Remember if you are unsure about anything ask your vet.
Also ask the vet about the mare straight after foaling, how long before you should assist the mare if the placenta has not fully come out of the mare, the colour of placenta.
Make sure the foal is drinking, and has had its first poo within a few hours, colts are prone for getting constipated, if the foal hasn't pooed for a while and it looks uncomfortable, head down not looking happy trotting, kicking etc, seems to walk around on tip toes, call the vet. Don't leave it.

Good luck
    03-28-2007, 12:00 AM
just wondering if your mare is a mommy yet

Hello again.
I know you said you would write and let us know if your mare foaled . But I 'm just wondering . I know she is about a week or two over due . But if she has I hope everything is well
    03-28-2007, 12:00 AM
just wondering if your mare is a mommy yet

Hello again.
I know you said you would write and let us know if your mare foaled . But I 'm just wondering . I know she is about a week or two over due . But if she has I hope everything is well
    04-08-2007, 09:45 PM
Just wanted to let you know Apache was born on 4/3/07 A beautiful colt sorrel & white paint colt-he is gorgeous, vet says he's a big strong colt considering the circumstances-Mother & colt doing just great!!!!
    04-09-2007, 05:31 AM
Green Broke
Aww that's fantastic!

Try post some pics, and keep us posted about him, when you have time.
    04-09-2007, 08:07 AM
Congratulations your a grandma....

Glad to hear all is ok..did you get much sleep..during the wait??????????

Take care...u and your babies.
    04-09-2007, 01:42 PM
Congrats!!! I would love to see some pictures of him when you get time!!!
    04-09-2007, 02:46 PM
Wow congratulations!!
What breed is he? (just out of interest)?

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