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Postpartum Events in the Mare and Breeding on Foal Heat
In the business of breeding mares it is important to maximize the number of foals a dam produces. On top of this many breeds reward for having foals born as early as possible in the calender year. Because of this mares who are not caught early in the year may be allowed to go barren to back up the foaling date. Barren years result in economic loss because of expense for feed and housing, transportation, animal care, and no productive breeding fees. The major impediment to reaching this goal is the long gestation period, approximately 340 days. This means that to produce a foal at yearly intervals and at about the same time of year you only have 25 days to get the mare settled. This articles discusses examination of the mare in the postpartum period and breeding on the foal heat.
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