How to take care of a horse that is pregnant

For beginners, sometimes they don’t know at all that a horse is in a young pregnancy. In fact, because of his ignorance, we often see pregnant horses being rushed into races. For this reason, simple ways to detect pregnant horses must be understood by every horse owner as well as horse trainers and caregivers.

The simple way is to detect whether the mare experiences “begging” at the predicted cycle time. Observations of pregnant mares were also carried out through physical observations of the mare. A mare that is pregnant young (before 5 months) will be difficult to tell whether the horse is pregnant or fat. A young pregnant mare can actually be seen from the changes in body shape in the abdomen, as well as the color of her coat which tends to be shinier, as well as a greater appetite compared to before pregnancy.

In addition, mares are also very unhappy to be approached by male horses. Usually it will scream and bite the approaching stallion. The difference between a pregnant and fat horse is on the lower side of the stomach. The pregnant horse will have an enlarged abdomen on its lower abdomen.
Whereas fat horses tend to enlarge their stomachs to the side. Also sometimes there is an enlargement of the breast milk when the horse is pregnant, whereas in obese horses it does not. If you are in doubt better ask the help of a veterinarian to make sure.
Pregnant horses need sufficient movement and walking to maintain their muscles and stamina. Therefore it is necessary to be freed to move in sufficient “release land”. If the discharge dock pad is not available, then the horse is taken for a sufficiently spaced walk or stap each morning and evening. Horse hygiene care also needs to be done, especially around the nipples.

Automatically a pregnant horse will eat more than before. Therefore we give extra food. It turns out that by giving extra amounts of food will actually increase the risk of horses experiencing obesity and miscarriage. It is better if the feeding fits no more or less.
It is better to raise a foal after the foal is born rather than while it is in the womb. Large content is also a risk to the parent, especially young mothers who have never given birth to a child. Giving calcium regularly in the correct dosage is also very important to help the growth of the child and provide better endurance for the mother.