Daytime foaling management of the mare. 1. Pre-foaling mammary secretions testing

Ley, W.B.; Hoffman, J.L.; Meacham, T.N.; Sullivan, T.L.; Kiracofe, R.L.; Wilson, M.L.

Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 9(2): 88-94


56 mares of lighthorse breeding were used in a controlled management scheme for induced daytime foaling. All mares had pre-foaling mammary secretions sampled for evaluation of water hardness (ppm) or calcium carbonate content (ppm). Sampling began 10 days prior to expected foaling date for each mare and was performed once daily for 3 days followed by twice daily until foaling occurred.