Pregnant Mares

Budler, Cindy (
Fri, 21 Nov 1997 10:53:08 +0200

Forgive the ignorance . but as far as I understand that the problem of
pregnant or just foaled mares and competition is the Calcium balance.
The foal , and pregnancy, can absorb much of the calcium from the mares
bones and leave the bones brittle and more liable to fractures , which
can cause problems in competition and stress. Naturally it depends on
the feeding and care etc of the mother. I cannnot agree with competing
with foals at foot - it must be extremely stressful for mother and baby
and can't be much fun all round!.

Just by humble opinion..

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