Worth a read and having on the shelf for each foaling season to refresh the memory bank for average times for foaling stages and especially helpful are the normal temp resp and heart rates for young foals. A healthy foal is often the result of intense foaling management and preparation both the mare and foal have their own specific vaccination deworming and nutritional needs the following article discusses foaling management guidelines from gestation through weaning. Management of the foaling mare newborn foal article tags sport and lifestyle while it is beyond the scope of this article to cover all aspects of mare and foal management a working knowledge based on the lore wisdom and experience passed down through the ages of best practice what is normal and when to seek veterinary advice is . The mare should be dewormed within 48 hr after foaling to reduce exposure of the foal to parasites in 90 of foalings the newborn foal is usually sternal within 1 hr stands within 2 hr and nurses within 3 hr. Foaling and broodmare management is our specialty mares that are categorized to be a high risk are frequently sent to us due to our foaling knowledge and expertise as well as guaranteed monitoring we are fortunate to have an emergency care facility within 15 minutes of the farm
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