my mare has had a small bag for about 4 weeks now,and it has gotten a bit larger in the past 1 1/2 weeks with teats filling out a bit (but pointing in towards each other) also, she has had softening in the tail head for about 3-4 weeks too. she will be 320 days on the 11th what do you guys think her foaling time would be? do you think she would go longer ( around her 340 days? or would it be more closer to 320days?) I would like to book holidays in and around the time she foals (good luck right? haha) but really....what do you all think if this was your mare thanks
Sandy Posted From: 220.127.116.11
Posted on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 12:36 pm:
Kelly, You can never really predict how much longer a mare will go, but this is how my mares went this year.
Mare #1: Bag started filling at day 301, foaled 36 days later at day 337.
Mare #2 Bag started filling at day 307 foaled 47 days later at day 354.
Mare #3 Bag started filling at day 312 foaled 36 days later at day 343.
Mare #4 Bag started filling at day 313 foaled 41 days later at day 354.
So, from what I can see so far is, that my mares at least, will foal anywhere from say 30 to 50 days after their bag starts to actually fill. I always try to keep a detailed diary as to their habits so I can compare them from year to year and kind of know what to expect from each mare. So, if you know when your mare's bag actually started to look like it was filling up, you can kind of go from there. Hope that will help you a little bit.
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