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Maiden mare due to foal
I have a 5 yo AQHA maiden mare who is 333 days today. She has been bagging up for 3 weeks, has been dripping white thin liquid for 2 weeks, tail is loose, has been rubbing her butt against anything sturdy for 2 weeks and is all around miserable. For the past week I have been keeping watch on her throughout the night, she lays down and pants heavily for anywhere between 20 min - 1 hour, rolling from "sitting like a cow" to full on her side, she will kick at her belly and moan. Around 6:30am every morning she will stop, eat, and act like nothing ever happened. She is still voiding and having stools, drinks and eats well. I have been testing her milk yesterday her calcium was still 200 but her pH dropped to 6.8, I check again in the night and she was Ca 200 pH 6.4 and yellow on the edges, I was up every 30-40 min checking on her. No baby! I tested again this morning and pH was back up to 7.4. She is driving me crazy! Any suggestions on what she's up to?
Here are some pictures I took moments ago.
Have you talked to a vet in the area? has she ever been seen by one for this preganancy? The mare certianly looks ready to foal, & w/her being a maiden I would not leave her alone for too long-too many things can go wrong. Is she waxing?
She is a beautiful mare & her stall looks ready for the blessed event!
She has been monitored by the vet. She has not waxed that I have seen. We have been on 24 hour watch basically there is someone home 24/7 in shifts to watch her.
The vet says don't worry she's just getting herself and baby ready.
If she has been dripping for 2 weeks it might be a good idea to get some colostrum to have on hand and give the baby some before it's 12 hours old, so you don't have a problem with immunity it's much cheaper than having to give the foal a transfusion because of not enough colostrum, which your mare is leaking right now.
From the shape of her belly,looks like baby is well on the way to being in position to be born. :) Pretty mare,by the way..
Thank you for the compliment on her! I think she is pretty too. Had someone out to look at her today. Says everything is going well but she is a few days out still. So I'm back out to sleep in the barn again tonight.
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