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Posted 07 May 2011 - 07:58 PM

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I have a mare who is 7 yrs old in foal due May 24. This mare had foal in 08 without any udder development foaled at 312 days. When I gave her the pre foaling shots she foaled 5 days later. Then in 10 she foaled at 309 days with full bag and waxing.We lost the filly last year because the filly got stuck. Our vet and us tried eveything to save her no luck. We gave her the pre foaling shots 30 days before due date in 10 as well, she foaled 3 days after given the shots. I spoke to vet about pre foaling shots this year. we have decide not to give shots to her since she has foaled shortly after each time. She is 317 days today. I am so worried because of what happen last year. I have foaling alarm on her right now i have had it on her since end of april. My questions are she has very loose private area she has alot of BM last night and today. The one thing that confused about is she has very small udder. She looks drop and ready all but the udder development. Do you think she will foal this year without udder development or what? She is showing all signs but udder development is only in front of udder right now. She is acting like she did in 08 when she foaled with no udder. My vet said sometimes they will develop udder before during or after foaling. I am on egg shells about to crack so worried. I pray she and her foal do well this year. Please keep us and my mare and foal in your prayers. We have foaled alot of foals at our farm, last year was first one we lost very hard time because it was the only foal last year. This foal is the only foal due this year.
Any ideals or advice would be great. I don't think it is the udder development is due to the grass that causes abort in mares, because i haven't see it in our hay or grass.
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Posted 07 May 2011 - 08:16 PM

anyone?
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Posted 07 May 2011 - 08:32 PM

have a few mares that sometimes bag HUGE and sometimes have a tiny bag and bag up at the last minute. i dont know if thats any help, but sending hugs and prayers that she will foal soon with a healthy baby and mom!!

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 08:39 PM

Thanks for help and Prayers. God bless you all.
Please pray for my mare and foal
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Posted 07 May 2011 - 08:48 PM

I have one this year doing exactly what you are describing. In fact I just posted about her being on cam. I am pretty sure she is going to foal without making a full udder first. She is at 341 and giving every sign of foaling except having a full udder. Like your mare the part in front of her udder is very swollen. I am hoping she will make one right before or right after she foals. Like your mare she was never on Fescue so we know that isnt a problem

Really all we can do is watch and wait and try to be there when they foal.

Sending prayers to you for a safe easy foaling

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 08:52 PM

Thanks KayKay it makes me feel better knowing others are understanding what i am saying. I wish I had camera as well, but I don't I Am the camera lol. I do have foaling alarm which I believe in when foaling minis :)
Thanks again i pray all goes well with your mare and foal as well. It is your mare first foal? This is my mare third foal different each time go figure.
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Posted 07 May 2011 - 08:55 PM

Yes this is her first so I am really nervous. Dang mares they worry us so much! I think in the years I have been doing this I have only had 1 other mare not bag up till she foaled. They are so tricky as you dont have those cues to know when to watch so you end up watching forever. Ughhh

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 08:59 PM

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 09:14 PM

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 09:17 PM

Hey that belly shape looks familiar LOL. She sure looks close!




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