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Monitoring Pregnancy and Complications

August 2018 by Simon Robinson and Elizabeth Woolsley-Herbert

While most pregnancies will go to term and most mares will deliver a normal healthy foal, it is important to monitor the pregnancy throughout. In this article, Drs Simon Robinson and Elizabeth Woolsley-Herbert team up to provide some practical tips for care and management of broodmares and explain the complications that, although rare, can sometimes occur.

The Essentials Checklist

Firstly, it is important to have an understanding of what is normal so that we can readily identify when something is going wrong. Let’s start with some practical tips for care and management of mares during pregnancy and around the time of foaling.