Let’s talk about early equine pregnancy care and ultrasounds! Mare care is one of the most important aspects of breeding horses. Most breeding farms work closely with veterinarians through every step of the pregnancy. Early ultrasounds can detect twins and pregnancy abnormalities that need to be addressed and can help maintain a safe and healthy pregnancy.
Mares also need specific care when pregnant. Some medications can cause abortion so it’s always important to check if you are unsure!
Foal Growth, Development Milestones, Risk Factors, and Mare Care by Month
I️ came across this AWESOME and very informative website that outlines mare care for every stage of pregnancy. Presented by the Equine Centre at the University of Guelph, you can explore growth stages, development milestones, risk factors, and mare care tips – all by simply entering your mare’s estimated breeding date. Check it out here.
Look to FoalPro for Your On-Site Foaling Needs
If you’re in need of an on-site foaling attendant or looking for more education opportunities for yourself or your team, check out FoalPro’s website and offerings. They offer foaling coaching and kits as well so you can approach your first foaling season with more confidence, resources, and expert backup.
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