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Sunrise Valley

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I have a maiden mare due to foal. The foal has turned and dropped. I have had white milk that tests 6.0 on foaltime strips, and maxed out low on PH and maxed out high on hardness on pool strips. It has been this way for at least 36 hours. Yet, she seems as if foaling has just stalled. Vulva is relaxed, but still light pink inside. The mare seems uncomfortable when laying sternal, but sleeps very peacefully flat. She has slept flat out for the last few nights, but not so much last night.Very minimal signs of any discomfort at all. Could the foal be dead? How long can this continue? Any experiences?

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I don't have experience with that, but I've heard that some mares can go on like that for weeks!


Hang in there!
 

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Lisa,

I have had several mares do that here. I go by color of the vulva (deep red) and tail head droop these days. I know you hand breed and know your due dates, but I have had maiden mares go longer. They are my major dread for breeding.

They can produce milk weeks before actual foaling, especially with all those new hormones running around. If you still have your camera in the barn, maybe you could put her on Marestare and get some extra eyes to help.

Good luck with your new foal
 

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From what I've seen this year, mares are testing ready with the test strips and still not foaling for some days yet. All you can do is watch and wait. She'll foal when she's ready. I hope it's soon!
 

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Well I bet she goes in the next night or two! I find that mine can't really lay down either way a night or two before they foal. The beeper is usually silent the night before so I know when it goes off, it's likely time...

Good luck- dont worry! Ha, isn't foaling FUN?
 

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