The Horse Midwife

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Miniature Mare Mini Case Study

This case study is not quite as in depth as Teak's Case Study but is a good look at the progression of pH testing in a miniature mare. It looks at the progression of a miniature mare, Ridgewood SI Little Miss (known as Missy), aged 10, who was in foal to Longwoods...

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What is a caslick? And why do we do them?

Caslicks and vulval repairs – why would you sew up a mare’s lady parts!? The idea of sewing up a mare’s private parts sounds like something from the deepest, darkest recesses of a horror film franchise. But believe it or not the practice actually has a very useful...

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Five Signs Your Newborn Foal is Healthy

In this post we look at five ways to tell your newborn foal is healthy. I’ll never forget my first foal that I delivered – I was sure it was stillborn. I waited sitting in the caravan for so long watching the mares under the lights, trying to keep warm next to an oil...

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Stage Three Labour in the Mare

Stage Three Labour in the Mare From the Horse Midwife Hi everyone, hope you’re all doing well. The foals are hitting the ground thick and fast now – some showing the typical signs of foaling and others not so much, but that just comes with the territory when we’re...

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Stage Two Labour in the Mare

Stage Two Labour in the Mare From the Horse Midwife Foaling season has rolled around pretty quickly and a lot of studs already have their first foal on the ground. A couple of studs even had a foal before the official racehorse birth date of 1st August. Fortunately...

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