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Prenatal condition of a Mare

Prenatal condition of the Mare

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In February-March, breeders are beginning to worry-especially in preparation for childbirth. The fact that the mares completed the last trimester of pregnancy. What must not be forgotten, in anticipation of the appearance of the foals?

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Normal pregnancy in horses lasts from 320 to 360 days. Under favorable conditions of keeping and feeding a horse can quickly create the fetus before birth. In the opposite case, for example, if there are claims in the diet, the Mare will compensate for this increase of the period of gestation of the foal.

In the preparation of childbirth there are some important points that you should pay attention to the breeder.

Somewhere in the tenth month of pregnancy (330-day), the fetus is no longer able to freely change their position in the uterus. At the same time, the veterinarian can determine the thickness of the uteroplacental unit. Thickening of the wall of the uterus can be a symptom of platsentita. At this time, the horse owner need to control the volume of the stomach in the Mare. The eleventh month of pregnancy the mares belly may increase significantly and fall. With a sharp and strong increase should take measures to eliminate dropsy (excess amount of amniotic fluid) or excessive swelling. It can cause weakening of the muscles of the abdominal wall of the animal.

On the eleventh month of pregnancy you need to make the Mare last immunizations. They will increase the immunity of the animal, will help to produce antibodies that colostrum will get the foal. The breeders at that time should provide regular nutrition to your pet. This will facilitate easy flow of the long-awaited birth.

Towards the end a good indicator of the readiness of the Mare is the growing udder. Udder development starts approximately one month before vizerunki. Until that point, the udder may not grow. Somewhere three days before the delivery ends of the nipples of the udder are “waxy” drops of frozen colostrum. A few hours before the birth the Mare performance colostrum can become more intense, which is clearly seen on the dried sticky whitish stripes on the hind legs.

Sometimes colostrum can flow long, up to several days or even weeks before birth. Of course, in this case, the loss of colostrum is not a good sign. Long after the colostrum leads to loss of valuable to the body of immunoglobulins and antibodies. Might have to stock up on colostrum from another Mare. For future transportation have advice: colostrum can tolerate freezing. In the future, before nursing it is impossible to foal colostrum can ottati in warm water.

When approaching vegerable Mare for about five days should strengthen its monitoring of the Mare and her udder. Also in parallel we should start preparing the stall. Clean out his old bedding, disinfect, lay fresh straw.

Somewhere before birth, check the hind legs of the Mare. If there are fresh traces of colostrum, then you can expect delivery in the near future. From this point it is necessary to observe the Mare. Very giovine becomes more cautious and calm. The horse starts to avoid the company in the paddock. A few hours before vegerable vulva of the Mare relaxes, increases in size. The udder becomes badly uvelicheniem and tense. At this time the horse is transferred to a new, free, clean generic a stall.

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