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Ella
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Username: Miamoo

Post Number: 74
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Thursday, Jun 9, 2005 - 8:32 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi,

Prior to now I have only had one other pregnant mare. She went a week over and didn't even start to look pregnant until the final month. She uneventfully produced a healthy foal 5 days after her due date.

Currently I have a mare who is on day 31 7. She started looking very pregnant at about 8 months. She now has edema hanging from her belly from front to back and her legs (particularly her hocks) are getting very swollen. Is this normal?

Ella :-)
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Little King Ranch
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Username: Eoeo

Post Number: 169
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, Jun 9, 2005 - 9:15 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

It does happen. Usually, if you can let them out to exercise the edema goes down, especially in the ankles. EO
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DEB W
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Username: Dwawz

Post Number: 9
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Thursday, Jun 9, 2005 - 10:35 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

I usually have 3 to 4 pregnant mares each year and I have one that does this. She is let out daily but I guess its just something she does. Never seems to cause any other problem. Looks very uncomfortable, though!

Deb
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Ella
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Username: Miamoo

Post Number: 82
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Monday, Jun 20, 2005 - 1:31 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks,

My mare foaled a very large, healthy filly on Thursday night (two weeks early). Thank you for your input.

Ella :-)

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