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Tail bag?

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Emily S
Breeding Stock
Username: Cowgrl88

Post Number: 129
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 12:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kinda a dumb question but are tail bags recommended for mares when they foal? I'm thinking about getting one... Would this work? http://www.statelinetack.com/itemdy00.asp?T1=SLT771010%20BLK
 

Samantha
Yearling
Username: Dressage_diva333

Post Number: 76
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 12:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have never heard of anybody using tail bags for foaling.


What I do is French braid my mares' tails from the very top to as low as I can go. Then double the tail up, wrap it in brown gauze, vet wrap, then the top and bottom of the wrap with Elastakon.
 

Heather Kutyba
Breeding Stock
Username: Heatherck11

Post Number: 676
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 08:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Emily,

I use a tail bag. The one you linked to is fine if you so chose to use one.

Normally, I keep the mares tails bagged, and then wrap the top part of the tail when foaling is imminent. Post foaling, I remove the top bandage and the rest of the tail stays socked up for a few days.
Keeps the tail from accumulating debrise from foaling and any post foaling discharge.
FWIW,
Heather
 

Emily S
Breeding Stock
Username: Cowgrl88

Post Number: 135
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 09:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you!
 

Jonathan Smith
Weanling
Username: Kynwatch

Post Number: 46
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 01:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We use knee length mens socks with elastikon to keep it on. Yeah it looks funny, but it works.
 

Bobbi Govro
Breeding Stock
Username: Hh_farms

Post Number: 204
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 03:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I french braid as well...my father-in-law calls it "Bobbi's getting her mares ready for the prom."

My girls only get their hair "put up" so that I can easily see any changes or issues going on; and it gives me something to do during the loooonnnggg wait, not necessarily to provide cleanliness. I keep the braid in for a few days after foaling and then everyone gets a nice sitz bath.
 

Michelle, Kaya born 4/21
Weanling
Username: Mustangjumper

Post Number: 48
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Friday, April 25, 2008 - 10:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I french braided Merry's tail then used the exact tail bag you have linked. Then I took her tail down a couple days after foaling. Her tail looked great!



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