Various stages of Equine Reproduction
When your mare is pregnant, you need to be very careful about the date and perhaps, keep checking the mare at regular intervals of time. There is a lot of patience as well as planning when we are talking about equine reproduction.
Three Stages of Equine Reproduction:
Stage One - it mostly happens that in the very first stage, a large number of mares appear to be quite restless. This would include pacing the foaling stalls, tossing her head, lying down and even rolling around. The symptoms after the equine reproduction would be a lot similar to those of colic, but you need to know whether the mare is still eating and drinking. If so, then you need to understand that the labor is underway. Perhaps, what you need to do at that point of time is avoid any types of loud noises, dogs and even strangers away from the mare. This way you can make the mare feel more secured and comfortable.
Stage Two - this stage basically when there is rupture of the bag containing the foal. This stage of equine reproduction ends when the foal is finally born. You need to pay special attention to the mare in this stage as there are many chances of complications. Once the water breaks, you would be able to see just the hooves of the foal. These need to have sole of the hoof downside and the next one coming behind. The next to be out would be the nose of the foal. Perhaps, in case there is some other part coming out first, there would be reddening of the bag. Or there could be chances that even after 20minutes there is no proper delivery, you need to make sure that you contact a vet for medications in the equine reproduction.
Then when you see the feet coming out, the mare would be mostly lying down for the rest of the process. There is no requirement of getting scared if the mare is getting up and down or even rolling. This is mainly very helpful for the foal which is not positioned in the proper way. Perhaps, there is no requirement of getting the mare in side the stall unless there are obvious chances of distress.
Stage Three - once the foal is born, there would be a certain bonding time where the mare lies down patiently. Make sure that you do not interrupt this span, and when the mare is primed she will severe the umbilical cord by standing up. One would see the foal trying to experience with its legs and even fall as well as tumble. Moreover, you need to know that the initial development would not be very easy. After the equine reproduction, as soon as the foal is on its feet, you can start the nursing. If it has been three years and the foal is still not on his feet, you need to get a vet.
Perhaps, now you would be able to handle the mare by yourself after the equine reproduction by following the instructions mentioned above.