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Foaling...

 

 

Royal Vista Southwest operates a foaling program with attention given to all details. Twenty-four hour observation is provided for all late term mares. Trained foaling attendants prepare the mare for foaling and ascertain correct fetal position as soon as her water breaks. Any abnormalities receive the immediate attention of the onsite veterinarian. New foals receive umbilical care, enemas, and imprinting. The mare's colostrum is checked for level of antibodies. Additional banked colostrum is given to the foal if the mare's level is low. The foal is observed for adequate nursing and good health. A blood test (IgG) is performed on the foal at 18 hours of age to determine if adequate levels of antibodies were received from the colostrum. The foals are halter broke and led within a few days of birth..

 

 

Foaling Date Reminders

Select Estimated Conception Date 


 Mare's Name:
 
Date Activity Scheduled
Actual Date Completed
ESTIMATED DUE DATE
 
Equine Rhinopneumonitis
(3 months)
 
Equine Rhinopneumonitis
(5 months)
 
Equine Rhinopneumonitis
(7 months)
 
Equine Rhinopneumonitis
(9 months)
 
**Prefoaling Vaccines
(30 days prior to due date)
 
**RVSW recommends a "Prefoaling Vaccine" consisting of Eastern/Western Encephalitis, Flu/Rhino, Tetnus, Rabies, West Nile, and Rotavirus as well maintaining a schedule of deworming every 90 days during pregnancy. We recommed bringing your mare into a "foal-out" environment when her prefoaling vaccines are administered. Also, be sure to check your mare for a Caslick, and, if needed, make arrangments to have it removed by your veterinarian.
If your mare was prescribed daily Regumate, it is safe to discontinue after 120 days.