Some foals are slow to nurse due to foaling
complications or because of some birth defect or impairment, but others are slow for no apparent reason.
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Some veterinarians recommend deworming one or two days after foaling
to reduce the foal's risk of contracting roundworms or small stomach worms.
The mare should have a tetanus boost four-six weeks before foaling
. If her vulva was stitched after the last covering, this may need to be opened one-two weeks before foaling
If the mare's been streaming milk two weeks prior to foaling
, chances are there won't be enough colostrum.
The winners' average foaling
date becomes gradually later in the chronological order of the contests until the Derby, whose winners record an average foaling
date two days later than St Leger scorers.
It's not unprecedented for late foals to win two-year-old races at Royal Ascot - 1997 Norfolk winner Tippitt Boy was foaled as late as May 6 - but recent runnings of the Queen Mary and Coventry suggest that a smart juvenile who has had an early foaling
date will often be able to get the better of a smart juvenile who has had a late foaling
Name our foal We'd love to hear your suggestions for her pet name - email them to email@example.com On racingpost.com Follow Lady Rebecca's conception and Maid For Running's foaling
"Covering the mare eight days after foaling
is very, very quick, especially if you imagine there has been this enormous foal come out of a relatively small place, so everything is stretched."
As with Maid For Running's foaling
, there is a complication of sorts.
ICE PEARL, dam of the outstanding chaser Florida Pearl, died on Monday night at Sweet Wall Stud, County Antrim, following a difficult foaling
. The daughter of Flatbush was 23, writes Amy Bennett.
season is already half over for Nigel and Carolyn Elwes, with three of their six mares already having foals on the ground, writes Amy Bennett.