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I have this mare that is due to have her foal July 8th 2021. Here is a picture of her udder, not much there. I can see foal movement for sure.

-What are the signs if any signs of a maiden mare getting close to foaling?

-Do maidens normally carry their babies longer or earlier from their due date?

-Any more information would help, thank you!20210703_145223(0).jpg
 

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How many days will she be on the 8th? Is that a definite breed date or was she herd bred and they are guessing at the date? Can you get a picture of her from directly behind a few feet back and down at her level, one from the side and one from under her tail with her tail pulled sideways not up? There is a lot of great info pinned at the top of the foaling page and if you google I Am Ranch they have some really good foaling videos and info. Foaling due dates are just a guideline, mares don't really have due dates. You'll be able to get more opinions on how she's coming along with the other pictures, things can change very quickly so keep a good eye on her. Do you have a camera up to watch her at night?
 

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How many days will she be on the 8th? Is that a definite breed date or was she herd bred and they are guessing at the date? Can you get a picture of her from directly behind a few feet back and down at her level, one from the side and one from under her tail with her tail pulled sideways not up? There is a lot of great info pinned at the top of the foaling page and if you google I Am Ranch they have some really good foaling videos and info. Foaling due dates are just a guideline, mares don't really have due dates. You'll be able to get more opinions on how she's coming along with the other pictures, things can change very quickly so keep a good eye on her. Do you have a camera up to watch her at night?
She'll be 326 days on the 8th. And I hand bred her. I'd have to get those pictures for you soon.
 

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I wouldn't worry at all about her not having an udder yet, I have a feeling she doesn't agree with that due date and is going to wait for a while. It's awesome you know her breed date! 330 is an average for minis but they can go much longer.
 

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I wouldn't worry at all about her not having an udder yet, I have a feeling she doesn't agree with that due date and is going to wait for a while. It's awesome you know her breed date! 330 is an average for minis but they can go much longer.
Still nothing. But yesterday I noticed she was biting one of her sides of her belly. Still no udder.
 

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So how do you know when a maiden is gonna foal she's 338 days now.
 

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You dont , thats the AMAZING part of having a pregnant mare. Along with that comes, sleepless nights , toothpicks to hold your eyes up and an endless supply of coffee :)

Have you had the vet confirm she is pregnant ? She should look a lot bigger than what she does in the pics for 338 days along.

Can you grab a photo standing directly behind her ?
 

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You dont , thats the AMAZING part of having a pregnant mare. Along with that comes, sleepless nights , toothpicks to hold your eyes up and an endless supply of coffee :)

Have you had the vet confirm she is pregnant ? She should look a lot bigger than what she does in the pics for 338 days along.

Can you grab a photo standing directly behind her ?
No we haven't.. but she's never came into heat after she was bred and I could see her belly flutter.
 

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From the pic you posted on the 4/7 to this one, there looks like there could be some slight swelling in her nipples, so could be the start of her producing an udder.
 

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My maiden mare is like 358 days in her pregnancy now... no udder development very little... she seems to biting her sides alot lately.
 

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This mare still has no signs. And over a year pregnant. What is the best thing to do to see if she is actually pregnant or not. It's getting really irritating. how much does it cost to preg check.
 

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I don't know what it would cost where you are. An internal ultrasound or palpation is I think the only way to know definitely. Most vets will only do an external ultrasound because of their size. Good luck please let us know how it goes.
 

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