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Please! Tell me what to look for when my Mare is about to foal. I have read many blogs and websites about it, but I'm a nervous wreck! My mare has already...relaxed vulvo, soft bones, dripping milk, v shaped belly, yawns, prominent tail, kinda waddles, and continues to eat. I think these are all the signs but im not sure how to tell if she is having contractions. It seems like everything is inplace but the foal just isnt coming. I'm a wreck! O and she lifts her tail all day long! I NEED ADVICE!
Did you get the Foal already?
In general, the foal changes its position in the womb 7-10 days before due. You would see that the shape of your mare have changed.
In general mares are a kind of quiet before due and if they are in an herd, they will look for a distant place. Sometimes others mares will form a kind of barrier between the foaling mare and the rest of the herd, to protect the foal from predators.
If your mare start to look agitated, sweating a lot and have an elevated temperature. Call your vet. That can be signs of a problem.