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Blanket or no blanket?

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jade amell
Neonate
Username: Abbie_luver

Post Number: 4
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Monday, January 02, 2006 - 11:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i am watching a mare who is due in about 3 weeks. we just moved her to my house because where she was boarded there were to many people around. she is blanketed and when she was over there it was just on her all the time, but over here i take them off when it warms up. last night is was not as cold out but early in the morning is when it is the coldest, so i was just wondering if i should still keep it on her. any advice would be great!
 

jade amell
Neonate
Username: Abbie_luver

Post Number: 5
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Monday, January 02, 2006 - 07:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

also what are your recomindations on beding and is safe have her foal in a pasture?
 

Emma
Yearling
Username: Emma

Post Number: 74
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Monday, January 02, 2006 - 09:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I recomend straw as a beeding, it is less likey to get into places you don't want it. ie: up foals nose, inside mare etc... Pasture foaling is fine if the 'pasture' is right next to the house and is small, you must have some type of lighting available and the weather should be good, also make sure you have no wild animals that could make of with a new born foal. Foaling in a stable is much more practicle and probably safer for the mare and foal.
 

jade amell
Neonate
Username: Abbie_luver

Post Number: 6
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Monday, January 02, 2006 - 09:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

her stall is kinda small and i wanted her to be able to find the "right spot", and it is close to the house. our yard is closed in so there is no animals and the weather has been nice. any advise about the blanket from my first post?
 

Terri Berwanger
Nursing Foal
Username: Terrib

Post Number: 19
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 12:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jade,
I keep my mares blanketed too. During the day when they are out they have them on and at night I take them off. My stalls are't drafty and they have big beds of straw which are banked up on the sides really well. I have never had any problems this way. I don't ever use heavy rugs on them it's more to keep the never-ending rain off of them. Once my foal is born, the mare won't be going out in any bad weather for some time so I don't find it's a problem. Since your mare is due in 3 weeks I would definately take it off at night. No blankets when the little one is born.
teb
 

jade amell
Neonate
Username: Abbie_luver

Post Number: 7
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 10:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Terri,
thanks for the info thats exactly what i was looking for. shes not mine im just watching her for a friend and right now he is out of state. thanks again



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