Prepare and Protect
Your Mare and Foal

Foaling is a distress event
3 Stages of Labor
While some mares may show few or subtle signs of distress during the 3 stages of labor, most mares will show marked distress as evidenced by an increase in their heart rate and respiration, and changes in their behavior.
Stage 1 (1-4 hrs)
  • Colic symptoms
  • Pawing
  • Sweating
  • Increase RR/effort
  • Gentle rolling
Stage 2 (5-20 mins)
  • Water breaks
  • Active straining
  • Foal emerges
Stage 3 (1-3 hrs)
  • Passing of placenta
The 1-2-3 Rule
Following the birth of a newborn foal, there are 3 rules directly linked to the health and wellbeing of the foal and the mare.
1 Hour = Foal to stand
2 Hours = Foal to nurse
3 Hours = Mare to pass placenta
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If it wasn’t for NIGHTWATCH® I wouldn’t have been there in time for the birth of my foal.

- Erica D -

As an owner and breeder, I have a tremendous responsibility and NIGHTWATCH® gives me the peace of mind I need.

- Kathy B -

The health of a pregnant mare directly correlates with the health of her foal
Foals from mares with comprised health have greater odds of death
  • 19x
    Abnormal placenta
  • 8x  
    History of illness during pregnancy
Foals with complications are more likely to die
  • 21x
    Foals with seizures (in the first 24 hours)
  • 6x  
    Foals with complications (during hospitalization)
Up to 15% of mares may experience serious complications after foaling
Retained placentas and uterine infections are some of the most common problems, as well as cervical tears, vaginal bruising and tears, poor milk production, mastitis, and rectal-vaginal tears.

Be notified to early signs
of foaling with a smart halter™

so you can be by their side when they need you most, and closely monitor your mare for complications before, during, and after birth.

Place your smart halter™
on your pregnant mare

30 days prior to her foal date and monitor her for at least 3 months thereafter.

A single smart halter™
can be transferred

between multiple horses making it a must have for every owner, breeder, trainer, and veterinarian this foaling season.

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