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Mare on day 347- breathing

Once the mare is in foal the question period should be over, right? Wrong! It's only just beginning! Discuss ideas and tips here for management techniques for the pregnant mare, and the new born foal and it's mother.

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Mare on day 347- breathing

Postby librarydragon830 » Wed May 21, 2014 1:07 pm

We have a camera in the foaling stall. I had some helpers watching my mare and early this morning she layed down. They said it looked like she was panting with her mouth open and her respirations were high, although she didn't give me a count. Having been pregnant myself I know that in later stages this wouldn't be too surprising for a human and for a horse I suppose the longer one lays down, the harder it is to breathe. She stayed down over an hour, which isn't her norm. :?

I went out and checked her, but she had already been up long enough to recover. I checked for fever and just looked her over. She wanted to be turned out just like normal and grazed as normal. Peeing and pooping is normal. She has been drinking, but picked over her hay, though she has been doing that lately. She'd rather have grass. She does look tired, but also I know there is a good reason for that.

But anyway, I started to wonder what breaths per minute is supposed to be for a heavily pregnant mare. Should I take panting as a sign of distress if it happens again? We are not sure it really was panting, or she just had her mouth open for some reason, but the higher respirations coincided.

She looks ready, the poor thing, but milk isn't ready. Wax would not surprise me at any time though from the looks. She doesn't normally go overdue either.


Thanks,

Lori
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