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Pregnant Mares: What owners need to know as foaling time approaches

During a mare’s pregnancy, moderate exercise  such as vigorous walking or riding will help control her weight and maintain muscle tone and strength needed for the last two months of pregnancy. To maintain her body condition, feed her a high-quality forage diet using the same pre-pregnancy amounts with an increase in energy as pregnancy demands. In cold weather, consider the extra requirements needed to maintain body condition and adjust her ration accordingly. As with all animals, she should always have plenty of clean, fresh (not frozen) water....



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