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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