Discussion in 'Breeding Horses' started by Lakota, Oct 1, 2008.
Sounds like it not too far now good luck and will be watching for further news.
well i guess no bubby this morning...and thanks guy,s feel like crap...but just had to get out of bed to see if i,m an adopted nanna yet..LMAO...after all these long nights of no sleep Lakota she,ll probably foal during the day for you...like 10 am this morning ..ROFPMSL...mine have done that to me before..**)
Not yet minimad, but I dont think we are too far away.
She stills seems uncomfortable, and the foal appears to be moving alot. She isn't overly restless or distressed, but is definately acting weird.
Hope your feeling better soon
Morning Lakota...feeling a tad better today ...hopefully soon mate .then lots of nice nights sleeps for you...meant to ask do you have a foaling alarm...???? best thing since sliced bread...wouldn,t be with out mine...**)
Oooh sounds like things are happening now Just your luck to have a mare that is going to foal in daylight hours
Hope all goes well and I look forward to the pics
lets hope not flick...i,ve just come back to the house from fencing to see if any bubby has arrived yet..LMAO...guess not so i,ll head back down the paddock...
Hmmm well she is not as agitated as she was this morning but is still acting strange. Maybe she is holding off for tonight? I really hope she is not tricking me again!
Minimad, I dont have a foaling alarm because we agist, and the property is too far away for the alarm to work.
oh bugger foaling alarms make life so much easier..LOL...except for the continual beeping...which become s very annoying at times...and yep she,ll probably hold off till night time...will check in again later on...back to fencing...**)
She is still acting strange tonight, although they are only subtle signs. She is standing weird, kind of in a stretched out position. Her belly is moving and grumbling alot, and it looks smaller than before (foal in the birth canal?). She in continually moving whilst eating (shifting weight in all four legs), and pawed the air a couple of times.
What do you reckon, are we getting close, or is she tricking me again?
i don,t like the sound of that Lakota...something is not sitting right ..maybe bub is in an awkward position on mums bladder which is making her uncomfortable ..keep us posted ...and good luck**)
Morning Lakota ...am i an adopted grandma yet..????? how,s the girl this morning..hopefully she has a lovely filly having a nice big drink..LOL...lets hope..**)
*Sigh* Nothing. She is eating happily.....
What do you reckon was going on with her yesterday?
I have found with some of mine they often have a series of contractions about 4-7 days before foaling and it is the foal getting into position. Can have you fooled especially when they are waxed up. Best indicator is her milk, it will turn very thick, more yellow than white and very opaque, then it will be time for action. I have had a mare drip milk for 3 wks but when her milk turned it was time for action. Foal did need a plasma transfusion though It is hard to know what to look for in the colour and thickness of her milk though when you haven't seen it before. Get us some udder photos tonight!
Will do Em! She is dripping alot of milk now, often it begins to squirt out before stopping again.
God still no foal !!!! I thought i'd come back here to see photos galore. Bugger. You must be feeling exhausted by now with all the running around and worry. You'll definetly have to be getting an IGG when the foal is born see as she is losing so much milk. Not to mention being a maiden.
I know everyone keeps saying this but it certainly won't be too much longer now so hang in there. We are all very keen to see this big bub born.
You should start taking bets on what she is going to have ???? Pally Colt, Pally Filly, Chestnut Colt, Chestnut Filly ????
My thought was the same as Em... sounds like foal is getting into position as the foal shouldn't be moving much when the mare is in labour.
I would be getting hold of some colostrum to give to the foal once born in order to try and avoid a plasma transfusion as they really aren't nice for the foal. Plus it colostrum is nicer on your bank balance as well.
I would also be getting her looked at if it goes on for much longer.
Good luck and hopefully you will have a happy healthy foal shortly!
Still No Foal!!!!!
Come on Millie!!! I am putting my bets on a Pally Filly born this Thursday. MMight as well start the betting. *
Have started a new thread (This one was getting too long)
@) Thorne. How is Les going?
Flicka - all mares will go through the same processes it just can be a lot more noticable in maidens as they have never felt it before and it takes them by surprise. Usally 4 - 7 days before they get restless and shows signs of contractions etc and then all goes quiet..... I had one maiden one year went flying backwards about 5 mtrs because it caught her by surprise and she did not know what was going on! LOL