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Post-Foaling Care of the Mare and Foal
Cynthia McCall
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Pages / Length: 4
Publication Date: 04/10/2002

Most horse owners who have decided to raise a foal from their mare often miss the actual birth of the foal. The average pregnancy length in the mare is 336 to 340 days, but horses have a wide variation in pregnancy lengths (normal foals have been produced from pregnancies as short as 305 days and as long as 400 days), making it difficult for the horse owner to predict the actual date of birth. There are several steps the owner should take after the foal is born to assure the health of the mare and foal.