If within minutes of the water breaking the nose and both front feet are not presented at the vulva, wash your warms thoroughly with a surgical scrub, liberally use a sterile lube such as KJ Jelly and feel for the nose and feet. Any advice yet again much appreicated. She may pace the fence or stall or walk with a raised tail. I was disappointed, strangely, when she wasn't. Current Therapy in Equine Medicine. The end of Stage 1 is signaled by the release of fetal fluids:
Clear discharge from a mares vulva.
So, this is what seems to be the case as you describe it. I would have called a vet out on emergency when I found it if she were acting oddly What should you do to prepare for this momentous occasion? Cynthia L Spanhel Member Username: You will need to watch her more closely, but be sneakier about it… this is where baby monitors and foaling cameras can be helpful. Vaginitis and vulvitis are two conditions that appear simultaneously in female horses. I keep track of her cycle and she seems regular, ex:
Care of the mare from pregnancy to foaling
Reddish discharge in a mare that recently foaled or aborted is considered normal for at least 7 days post-foaling. Watch from a distance as the foal gets more active. If a mare does abort her foal, her own health may also be at risk Generally the foetus will die before the mare aborts and therefore the foetus cannot position itself properly in the birth canal to enable a normal delivery. Vaginal discharge also warrants a call. Once the foetus has been delivered, you must ensure that the entire placenta is passed in a timely manner preferably within 3 hours, never longer than 6 hours. Posted on Thursday, Jun 26, - 4:
Vet needs to see the mare. That being said, the discharge easily could be related to their monthly estrus cycle. Mare may continue to stand up and then lay back down. She was eating and drinking and was bagging up at the time, we had a fab little boy X Not long for you now X. This is a new venture for me and you've been right on with your advise. If you find the thick sticky, yellow colored fluid, watch that mare!