Pregnancy, Foaling, and care of Newborn Foals

By |March 11th, 2014|

Early and Middle Pregnancy
In the early months of pregnancy, a mare requires only routine care.
Late pregnancy (During the last month):
Mares confined to a stall or another small area should be regularly given the opportunity for moderate exercise.
Feed the mare a complete balanced ration. Additional nutrition is necessary in the last several months of pregnancy and should include a commercially available Mare and Foal feed or alfalfa hay.

Mares should be taken off ALL fescue grass and hay during the last 90 days of gestation. The endophyte fungus in the fescue causes real and serious complications including thickened placental membranes, weakened […]