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Foaling - what you need to know Owner Factsheet

Breeding from your mare is both an exciting and anxious time. It is important that you are able to recognise the start of foaling (labour) and its different stages. You can then enjoy the experience, reassured that you know what to do if problems occur.

Image: Foaling: foal out
©Prof Derek Knottenbelt

How long is pregnancy?

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How can I prepare for the birth?

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How will I know when my mare is starting to foal?

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Does my vet need to be present?

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What happens during foaling?

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What are the signs that something is wrong?

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How do I care for the newborn foal?

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What follow-up care does my mare need?

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