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Colostrum It is the sticky, yellowish, first milk produced by the mare during the last few weeks of gestation and is stored in the udder until the foal suckles. As your mare begins to produce milk, it will drip off the ends of her teats. This is commonly known as “waxing” as the dripping colostrum is thick …
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Joint ill in your foal What is joint ill❓Joint ill in foal’s is the common term used for a joint infection that is caused by bacteria or septic arthritis.It usually affects foals that are less than a week old, although foals up to four months can also be affected. Bacteria can enter the foal’s body through their …
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Fun fact - foal slippers Foal slippers - commonly know as ‘Golden slippers’. When foals are born, their hooves are covered in a rubbery layer known as a capsule. This soft capsule covers the sharp edges of the foal’s untried hooves, protecting the mare as the foal travels along the birth canal. You have to be quick to …
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Placentitis in mares Placentitis can be a devasting problem in mares leading to abortion, stillbirths or weak or premature foals. It is the single most prevalent cause of premature delivery of foals and accounts for nearly one third of late term abortions and foal deaths in the first day of life. 𝑺𝒐 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒕? 🐴 Placentitis is an inflammation …
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Your foals immune system Foal Fact Friday! Foals aren’t born with antibodies inside them to help ward off disease. Foals have a functional immune system at birth. Actually, they have a functioning immune system in utero—but it’s one appropriate to an unborn foal in a sterile and protected environment. Once that baby hits the real world, he needs …
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Fun fact - water Did you know.. Horses are made up of 65 - 70% water? 💦 🐴 And.. an average 500kg horse drinks around 30-50 litres a day. This amount may be higher in hot weather (because the horse will sweat more and use up water reserves in the body) and if working very hard (again the horse will sweat …
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Fun fact - eyes Horses have some of the largest eyes of any land mammal with a diameter of about 2 inches. 👁 Like many prey species, horses eyes are located on the side of their head so they have a wide range of vision. They can see nearly 360 degrees, and have blind spots only immediately in front …
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Placenta assessment After foaling and the passing of your mares placenta, the placenta should be checked for completeness and tears. If any placenta remains in the uterus, infection may occur or worse. • Lay out in an F shape. • Examine the placenta from both sides. It will present in-side out. Examine that side and then turn in the …
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The Benefits of Buying a Mare Foaling Alarm for Sale and Why You Need an Alert System If you have ambitions to be a successful horse breeder, whether you're trying to grow a family to occupy your stable or wish to help others become proud horse owners, you need to familiarise yourself with the ins and …
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