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Hauling mare IN foal

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bonnie scott
Nursing Foal
Username: Late4thesky

Post Number: 12
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 10:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

would it be safe to haul a mare 2 months pregnant? It's quite a long drive a full day or she may overnight it somewhere. I heard after three months was the best time
 

Catherine Owen
Breeding Stock
Username: Cateowen

Post Number: 356
Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 01:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bonnie,
Its probably going to be okay as long as precautions are taken regarding the heat.

This subject caught my eye because I am having two mares shipped back to me today (to South Carolina) out of nothwestern Kentucky.
Both mares have had two ultrasounds each (one at 14 days and the follow-up at 26 days to detect heartbeat), so we have a viable pregnancy(s). As of today Mare #2 is 45 days and Mare #2 is 38 days pregnant.

I think at this point, its pretty safe.

Just be cautious of the heat this time of year (this applies to any horse really). The shipper is picking my mares up this evening about 6 pm and will haul at night so it is cooler. They will have a 9-10 hour trip and he stops about every 2-3 hours to let them relax and offer them water and refill hay bags.

I don't think you will have any more problems or worries at 2 months versus 3 months.
 

Jan Owen
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 1720
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 03:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Catherine! Congrats on both mares settled! Very exciting...now do they have to be shipped back to Kentucky to foal out for the foals to be eligible for the Sweepstakes?
 

bonnie scott
Nursing Foal
Username: Late4thesky

Post Number: 13
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 03:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jos could I get your opinion on this too


Thanks
 

Catherine Owen
Breeding Stock
Username: Cateowen

Post Number: 357
Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 03:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Jan!

Thanks for the Congrats. We got them both settled and believe it or not the "problem mare" had the fewest problems --- go figure!

Yes, they are both coming back home today and then we will ship them back around the middle of March next year to foal out around the first of April, their due dates are April 6 and April 13, 2009 so they are just a week apart.

The babies have to be foaled out in Kentucky to be eligible for the AQHA Kentucky Incentive Fund.

I have a habit now of just sending mares to a breeding farm to foal anyway. They know exactly what they are doing and have the colustrum banks/24-hr. vet, etc. And I am the worst "nurse" at foaling you have ever seen! I tend to get TOO attentive and TOO excited and, well, just TOO MUCH of everthing.
It works out better for all concerned if I send them off (and I "drink" less too :-)
 

Cathy
Breeding Stock
Username: Cathy

Post Number: 289
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 07:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I hauled mares 8 hrs home at 14-16 days preg. for many years without a problem and the OK from my vet. I also rode until I was 8 months preg. with my Drs. blessing.
I think in this sue happy time everyone is trying to cover their behind when it comes to some of these thiings.
 

Jan Owen
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 1723
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 10:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Catherine, That is great news and so GREAT that the mares are due so close as to the hauling issues....you get to enjoy your mares while they are being all lovey dovey and preggers :-)



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