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Pregnant Mare Info.

Postby 3wishes » Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:21 am

Can someone direct me to a website that would give me information on what to look for as trouble signs and normal signs of a mare's last 2 months of gestation. This is my first pregnant mare. She's quite big already with 65 days left to go. I want to be able to read what she is telling me about her slowing down and comfort level. Thanks.
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Postby Alan » Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:35 am

3wishes there is pretty good info here if you want to do a search on key words. I did a quick one and picked these 3 for starters. The last is of a mares udder "waxing up" a sure sign of a foal in a couple of days. Feel free to ask any questions you like, lots and lots of knowledge on this board.

Good luck,

Alan

http://cattletoday.com/forum/viewtopic. ... gnant+mare

http://cattletoday.com/forum/viewtopic. ... gnant+mare

http://cattletoday.com/forum/viewtopic. ... highlight=
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Re: Pregnant Mare Info.

Postby msscamp » Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:28 pm

3wishes wrote:Can someone direct me to a website that would give me information on what to look for as trouble signs and normal signs of a mare's last 2 months of gestation. This is my first pregnant mare. She's quite big already with 65 days left to go. I want to be able to read what she is telling me about her slowing down and comfort level. Thanks.


http://www.equisearch.com

Type in 'pregnancy' (without the single quotes) in the search box and you'll get a lot of articles that will help you to identify what to look for.
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Re: Pregnant Mare Info.

Postby Miss Daisy » Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:43 am

msscamp wrote:
3wishes wrote:Can someone direct me to a website that would give me information on what to look for as trouble signs and normal signs of a mare's last 2 months of gestation. This is my first pregnant mare. She's quite big already with 65 days left to go. I want to be able to read what she is telling me about her slowing down and comfort level. Thanks.


http://www.equisearch.com

Type in 'pregnancy' (without the single quotes) in the search box and you'll get a lot of articles that will help you to identify what to look for.


always trust msscamp, equisearch seems to be her lifeline :D
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Postby 3wishes » Sat Aug 26, 2006 7:59 am

Thank you all for the kind advice. Alan did your mare have a filly? Excellent pics btw, showed me exactly what to look for.

Mine is a broodmare. She's been on pasture all this time except for the past 30 days when I've added Mare N Foal and started with Bermuda hay. On about 30 acres of fescue and to be corraled this weekend and put exclusively on Bermuda and Mare N Foal. Deworming in 30 days. I'm just scared that she is so big :( I hope it isn't twins or something going wrong. This will be her fifth foal- has never had a problem.
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Postby Alan » Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:24 am

3wishes, I ended up with a colt, he's now about 4 1/2 months, below is a link to pics just after he was born.

http://cattletoday.com/forum/viewtopic. ... ht=waiting

And just because I completely love this colts willingness and mind. Please let me show you pic of a few days old. I'll post some updated ones pretty quick.

http://cattletoday.com/forum/viewtopic. ... highlight=

Brood mares do get huge, sounds like things are going well. do you have a due date?

Also is a link to U. C. Davis College of Vet Med. lots of good info, but for me it can be hard to find what I'm looking for. My wife seems to go right to what she wants on the sight.

http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/

Thanks for letting me show you pics of the kid.

Good Luck,
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Postby 3wishes » Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:38 am

What a handsome little colt Alan. Really strong hindquarters. Thanks for the links. WOuld love to see a recent photo when you get the chance. My girl was bred Dec 3. I'm thinking Nov. 1 but will have to check on the moon phases :)
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