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mucus plug

Discussion in 'Horse Breeding' started by I love my paint, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. I love my paint

    I love my paint Full Member

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    How long after a mare loses her mucus plug does she foal?
     
  2. Mutrok

    Mutrok Senior Member+

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    It can be just a few days up to about 10 days.
     
  3. Haas Horse Farm

    Haas Horse Farm Senior Member+

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    Depends on the mare... if it is more than two weeks I would be concerned. LOL Is this a maiden mare?
     
  4. I love my paint

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    Yes she is a maiden and her milk is almost white
     
  5. Xiphias

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    Question, is that like breaking their water? I foal watched for a standardbred farm, and when the mare's water broke, those foals came quickly.....as in there were feet present....I am following these breeding/foaling threads, to learn more....thanks in advance..Cathy
     
  6. I love my paint

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    The mucus plug is a thick membrane that covers the cervix when the mare starts to dialate it thins out to be a clear thin gel and gets expelled when they are close to foaling(at least thats what i believe)
     
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  7. Mutrok

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    Nope, the mucus plug is a a sticky mucus cervical plug which aids in sealing the lumen during pregnancy.
     
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    Thanks, I learn something here every day! Cathy
     
  9. ryu2832

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    It is also ruby/crimson and usually comes out in small chunks.
     

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