Horse Health Tips: Predicting foaling

If your mare is expecting, check out Episode 2 in our series of how-to videos brought to you by Zoetis.

You’ve done all you can to ensure your mare’s pregnancy is healthy, and now her due date is fast approaching. Naturally, you want to attend the birth–but how can you predict when it’s likely to happen?

In this video, we learn about all the factors that go into predicting foaling, including the mare’s foaling history as well as common signs she’s ready to give birth (and why the timing may vary). What about “waxing up”–what does that mean, and what do changes in color and consistency of the colostrum indicate? Our expert has the information you need. Last but not least, we hear about commercial tests: how they work and the fact that “not every mare reads the book.”

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