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Should I be concerned?

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Marilyn Lemke
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 2362
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 11:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My mare, who's at 214 days pregnant, did a real weird thing yesterday. I brought her in the stall for the night and she was eating her grain and all of a sudden, she held up her tail about 90 degrees and swished her tail. She swished her tail fast and hard, like she was swatting at a horse fly. It was like she was very irritated.

She kept her tail up for some time and continued this for a while and then eventually quieted down and finished eating. There are no bugs, because of the cold weather, so that's not the reason.

Has anyone had this happen? I don't mean to be a worry wart, but I haven't ever seen this before, for no apparent reason. Oh course, the first thing that comes to my mind is, "Oh my God, she's going to abort her foal".

This morning everything seemed normal and no abortion. Yea!

What do you all think it could have been and should I be concerned?
 

Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 2875
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 01:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The foal was probably turned funky or kicking her in a bad place....mine do this all the time. I think it's funny to watch!
 

Marilyn Lemke
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 2363
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 01:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Whew!!! Thanks Diana, I never saw that before, so it scared me.
 

Cjskip
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 1122
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 01:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Marilyn, I know this is answering an older post, but I just saw it. My mares do that all the time.

When I first saw it I'd think, "okay, she'll foal tonight." But it is no indication of impending labor.

It is kind of funny to watch. Of course, little mini pals would even be cuter Diana!
 

Marilyn Lemke
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 2491
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 07:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sure scared me CJ. I was thinking she was about to abort her foal. I'm learning new things all the time.



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