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Ok, so I would like to say that I'm new to the Forum :D
My Horse was due last wednesday, Now she is giving a discharge and the Plug is out of place but still in her. Does that mean she will give Birth? I hear that all horses are Different and the signs are different with each horse. So She has no waxed teets but her udder is full. Will she give birth tonight? my Dad Seperated her, but has another mare so she isn't stressed. Is that ok?
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Are the muscles all around her tail very very very soft? Is she dripping milk? Restless?
 

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The mucus plug does not hold the fetus in the womb. The mucus plug is a thick "plug" of mucus at the mouth of the womb tha helps to prevent infection/entry of bacteria. If the plug is lost and she is having show, birth is not guaranteed to be immediate. Even in people a loss of mucus plug and bloody show is no reason to panic. Labour could be days, even weeks away. A plug can be lost in pregnancy and regenerated. Are you certain that she lost the plug? If the discharge is green and foul smelling I would consult a vet immediately. Your mare is not that far over-due. No need to panic about that. Her body knows when her baby is ready and her body will know how to birth the baby :)
Just relax and wait for her to start waxing. She'll have the baby when she is good and ready.
 

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With some of the signs she might foal tonight, the last foal my mare had was unexpected (2 weeks early)- no waxing, or anything out of the ordinary. Just some loose muscles. There was a rucus outside, ran out and there was a foal in the water tub... It's hard to say without seeing your girl though.
As long as she doesn't seem stressed I would leave her be, check on her every now and then, or have a foal watch camp out in the barn, whatever you want :)
 

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I completely understand your frustration and anxiety. You must be new to this. I had a mare that was going to give birth but never gave any real signs. Her udder was super full but no wax. She would act a little restless but not much. When I thought she was going to go into labor (staying up with her for hours) she didnt. She gave birth when no one was around. Just relax and like someone said watch her behind for any nasty looking discharge. If she is eating, drinking and seems fine, let nature take its course. I would be real careful about having another mare in the paddock with her. Though if it is a mare that is under her in rank, it may be ok. She will be very protective and could injure the baby trying to make sure the other horse doesnt get near. Good luck and keep us informed.
 

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Well from my experience when they start dripping, they foal within a few hours. Keep a real close eye on her now! You must be very excited! Be sure to post pics when the baby is born!
 

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A lot of my mares will drip for a day or two before foaling. It hasn't been a problem for us, but if the mare drips for too long then she will lose all her colostrum (milk the foal needs after birth) and some type of supplement/plasma transfers will be needed for the foal.

I hope all goes well with your mare tonight! Exciting!
 

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No foal yet! suns up. maybe she's holding it in for my Dad (I would like to think that, Since She thinks its my Dad and her's foal hahahah).
 

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No foal yet! suns up. maybe she's holding it in for my Dad (I would like to think that, Since She thinks its my Dad and her's foal hahahah).
:shock::shock::shock::shock::shock: Not going to question WHY she would think that.


My mare dripped for a couple weeks before this last foal, and squirted whenever she lay down, but the milk itself really changed consistency and appearance about 24 hours before the foal actually came - it went from thin, runny, and translucent, to thick, almost like syrup, and opaque.
 

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why haven't you called the vet? if I were in your shoes and had no experience with breeding, wich i dont. the vet would be on speed dial and should be the one hearing these posts , not us.... how old is she ?
 

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She should be ok then. Is this her first foal? If so you will want to watch her real close as maiden mares can have more complications or possibly reject the foal. How is she doing tonight?
 

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Believe me I know what you're going through. I got a mare in Jan, who "might be in foal" she was. We never had a foal before. She started showing signs on the 13th of Feb. (teets filled, she started acting wierd) So I called a breeder and he told me to let the birth up to the professional, the mare herself. I watched her, went' out in the middle of the night to check her. I made myself crazy and she didn't foal until March 17. Just keep your eye on her. If you're concerned the best thing to do is call the vet.
 
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