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Martha McCrea
Neonate
Username: Marty

Post Number: 3
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 07, 2007 - 08:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My vet was out Monday to give the booster vaccines and check the mare, she is at day 307. He noted that the baby was much lower in the abdomen now than it had been a month ago. I asked him if that was a problem and he said no. Said the baby was moving and was positioned well.

Today his office called to plan another visit for him to come out in two weeks just to check the mare again. They specifically said not to worry but of course I am. Have any of you ever had your mares foal change position like that?

Our last foal was 4 years ago and we lost a much loved mare, I don't know if the vet is just being super cautious or whether I need to worry.
 

Elise Krueger
Weanling
Username: Elise

Post Number: 38
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 05:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Martha, Yes they do "drop" prior to foaling.
Sometimes its more noticable on older mares or
mares with multiple foalings.
Also the fetus grows 60% during the last trimester and as the baby gets bigger and heavier, and as tendons and muscles relax, it's more noticeable. Sounds like your Vet is doing a
good job. Good luck and let us know how it goes!!
Elise
 

Martha McCrea
Neonate
Username: Marty

Post Number: 4
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 05:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Elise, she is older and has had several babies. That makes me feel better.
 

Teena Bain
Weanling
Username: Bluejay

Post Number: 24
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, February 09, 2007 - 01:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ditto.. Mine is getting close now.. I have a few mares and they all drop.. Looks kind of like they fall to the bottom of the tummy..
 

Elise Krueger
Weanling
Username: Elise

Post Number: 47
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 08:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Martha, I'm putting up some photos I took yesterday of a mare that is due in about a week. This is her 4th foal. Now mind you, she is 16-2 and very wide. She has "dropped" you can compare her to yours as far at the "belly" goes. Hope this helps.

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u33/KruegerRanch/holly_profile_7_18_07.jpg
 

Lynn Ison
Yearling
Username: Lynndi

Post Number: 94
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 09:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Elise that looks like my horse! wow minus one stocking...check it out! Except my mare has ATLEAST another month I think. We have no dates.
[IMG]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t99/LynnDI_2007/FEB151.jpg[/IMG]



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