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#31 Tammyoviatt

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:05 AM

He did an ultra sou d we could see the foal I have no idea how far along she is. He predicted Feb or Mar I just don't want her to be out to pasture so I bring her in at night I guess we will just keep up the surveillance and see what happens

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 01:05 PM

Even though she's a maiden mare, I'd continue checking her bag and also her hind end....Her vulva will eventually elongate and her butt muscles will start relaxing.

I call it a "jello butt". :)  She may not drop her milk until the very end, but some maidens can surprise you.  It's also good for her to get used to you touching her there.


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Posted 13 March 2017 - 02:14 PM

OK, that kind of gives us a timeline. If he predicted her to foal around Feb or March then he felt he was looking at a 5 to 6 month old fetus in Oct.. ↑↑ I agree with what's posted above.  If your Vet was right she could foal at any time now.  It's a very exciting but scary and stressful time for you I know. Good luck!!! I hope to see a beautiful healthy foal for you.


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Posted 13 March 2017 - 08:40 PM

Likewise , Hope everything goes well for you, regular checks are the key and Your doing great by bringing her in at night :)

 

Wishing you a safe foaling :)


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#35 Tammyoviatt

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 07:22 AM

Her bag is know between her back legs and she seems to have slowed down in her movement so hopefully soon. I was wondering if anyone knows the risks of a line breed. I am pretty sure that the dad to this foal is also the mares dad. I can't get a positive from the lady I rescued them from. I know it is a common practice in some of the horse world just wasn't sure in the mini world

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 01:06 PM

Line breeding in minis is done but it's not a common practice. My main concerns with it are conformation problems being passed on as well as the dwarf gene. All you can do is wait and see what she gives you..... The foal may turn out to be absolutely amazing!

 

Regarding the bag, if she's dropping her "milk", try massaging the bag and gently squeezing her teat(s) for some liquid. When it comes out sticky like honey, it means she's very very close.


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 09:53 PM

One thing Ill add is that when she is locked up at night you will notice her udder will be alot fuller when you first see her in the morning to let her out. You will probably notice that when you go to bring her in at night , it will have decreased a little.

 

When you see that its staying the same throughout the day , you know your getting close :)


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 10:15 PM

How is she coming along ? 


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:15 PM

She is doing good little changes bag is getting fuller between the back legs. She lays a lot hopefully soon

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:51 PM

Sounds like all is going really well.

 

Wishing you a safe foaling , I know it feels like it will never happen , but it will and will be totally worth it :)


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