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Mare foaled standing

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Mid-western
Nursing Foal
Username: Midwestern

Post Number: 16
Registered: 04-2010
Posted on Monday, February 20, 2012 - 08:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Last night....well actually it was 2:15 a.m.....I helped a mare (15.3 hand Standardbred) deliver her foal while she was standing. That was a first for me and I have seen many foals born. She simply would not stay down...we even tried to keep her down by holding her head down once but we could not. So my daughter and I caught the filly so she would not get hurt when she finally came out of the mare. We bought the mare in early January and she had two foals prior, but the farm did not give us any indication she had problems foaling before.

There had been another mare in the foaling stall who we had to move out when this mare went into labor. She had not looked like she was that close earlier in the evening, and her stall was only 12'x12' which is not really large enough to foal in....but it has been done before....not ideal though. Is it possible the mare did not want to give birth there due to the other mare's scent?

Filly and mom are bothg doing fine....IgG was 960 and she is very strong.

Only 17 more to go....I sure love our foal alert!
 

Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 4141
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 06:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

LOL....i wouldnt' consider this a "problem foaling"....some mares just prefer to stand!
 

Mid-western
Nursing Foal
Username: Midwestern

Post Number: 18
Registered: 04-2010
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012 - 08:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This almost happened again last night! A mare went in to labor (who had shown no signs earlier in the evening) so I once again moved the other mare from the foaling stall. The mare I put in the foaling stall did not seem to want to lay down either. So I have a theory it MUST have something to do with another mare's scent being there. Nevertheless, she finally delivered a nice big colt....laying down...lol.
 

Holly
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Bonny

Post Number: 2464
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012 - 08:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Maybe it has to do with stall size not mares scent...?
 

Karen Knight
Weanling
Username: Sparkskaren

Post Number: 36
Registered: 08-2010
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012 - 11:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think it has more to do with the fact that you are moving the mares into an enviroment they have not been used to and are not relaxed enough to lie down.

Also are you watching them foal from a distance or standing in the stall? some mare will not lay down and foal if they are not happy with you there.



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