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Change in milk and vulva.

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jade amell
Nursing Foal
Username: Abbie_luver

Post Number: 15
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 06:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a mare who is due around the end of this month. Her bags go up and down depending on if shes in her stall or not. this is normal right? how reliable is the color of the milk when it comes to foaling?

ive heard that the vulva will relax, get longer, and even the inside color will change. is this right? ive been keeping an eye on hers and it was very long and the bottem even seems open a little, but now it doesnt look as relaxed(kinda sucked up if you can picture that). is this normal or is a sign of being closer than i expected?

And if shes due the end of this month what are the odds that she could have it within the next couple of days? im leaving for the weekend and i dont want her to have it when im gone, but if she looks close then im going to stay home. so what do ya think?
 

Kris Moos
Weanling
Username: Kris

Post Number: 41
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 08:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

for my mare milk color was very reliable, the day it changed to milky colored she had the foal that night, so check her milk and if its milky or changed from previous checks...I would stick around if i were you...
 

Cindy Moore
Nursing Foal
Username: Chorse_1998

Post Number: 12
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 08:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


I agree..........I always taste test my mare's milk and check color - when it starts to turn from an amber color to opaque and then even milky looking , and the taste from salty to sweet, that baby is coming in a short time. If you want to see it born, I'd stay home......Cindy
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jade amell
Nursing Foal
Username: Abbie_luver

Post Number: 16
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 08:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

so from the signs i posted above does it look like she could have it tommoro? i havent tasted it but its like a amber color, how long untill it starts changing to the opaque? i think ill just cut it short(1 night)
 

Terry O.
Nursing Foal
Username: Ksfarmer

Post Number: 13
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 09:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anything is possible. Last year I had an older mare that at 11:00 pm she had amber colored milk and at midnight she had a filly. I checked her milk again just to make sure and it was white, just like it should be.
 

Emma
Breeding Stock
Username: Emma

Post Number: 112
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 10:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If her udder is still changing sizes as is her vulva is changing sizes then i would say you are a little way off still. When her bag stays really full and tight for days in a row then you are getting close
 

Anonymous
 
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 06:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i have a mare that is due next month, (and this is my first one) when should i start checking her milk? i check her bad everyday and it hasnt filled yet....help! dont know what to do but watch her all the time and keep the vet on speed dial....thanks
 

Emma
Breeding Stock
Username: Emma

Post Number: 115
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Friday, January 20, 2006 - 06:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

annonymous ... keep watching her bag ... i wouldn't worry to much about checking her milk yet if her bag hasn't started to fill, once you notice it startign to fill then start checking, don't worry if she is not filling much at the moment. The is no due date in equines so she may still be a couple of months away.
 

Donna Blend
Neonate
Username: Dd5443

Post Number: 1
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 08:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I wondered if the colostrum comes while the mare is in labor or if it can come early. I think we are expecting twins based on the size of the mare. Based on the vets suggestion we are treating her as if we knew it were two. The mare is a bashkir curly appaloosa cross bred to a paint. dj
 

jade amell
Nursing Foal
Username: Abbie_luver

Post Number: 17
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Monday, January 23, 2006 - 09:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ok I got home on Saturday night and no baby, but I can tell shes getting closer. How much milk should I be able to get from her? I can usually only get a drop or two. What is the best way to milk them?
 

jade amell
Nursing Foal
Username: Abbie_luver

Post Number: 18
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 05:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I had a vet out and look at the mare and she said she has about 2 weeks left. I'm not too sure about this i just thought she was closer than that, but shes the vet so i dont know.
 

Heather Kutyba
Weanling
Username: Heatherck11

Post Number: 25
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 12:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Jade,
Just a word here. As a word of general rule, I always remember to follow my gut instinct! EVERYONE said that I was nuts when I told them my mare would foal earlier than anticipated.
WELL,

I was right. Her due date was Jan 31st, and she foaled on Jan 17th.
For a few days before, the I could milk out a honey colored fluid from her teats. She changed to a real pale milkish fluid 24 hours before, and then bagged colostrum 1 HOUR before having him. She foaled at 327 days. If I had taken a bathroom break, I'd have missed it. Spit him out in about 4 minutes.
Let us know how she does.
Heather



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