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Julia and Smudge

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Re: Smudge's Foaling Page
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2016, 05:05:35 PM »

Did a milk test strip to check her pH (since I am finally getting stuff). Looks to be around 6.8 to me, what do you think?
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Re: Smudge's Foaling Page
« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2016, 05:23:55 PM »

That's great.  She's getting ready.  We've had mares drop from 7.2 to foaling all in one day.  So, watch her very closely and we'll be praying for a safe delivery for you.  You can recheck her on the milk strip and watch for the drop to 6.4 or below.  Then stay right with her. 

We're very excited for you.  I posted on the other forum also that you may want to do a vet check -- but I really don't think it's necessary.  I think this little one is going to make an appearance very soon!!  And check out Chanda's posted pictures of her maiden mare -- didn't even look pregnant in the morning, and by afternoon -- voila!  A beautiful filly!!!
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Re: Smudge's Foaling Page
« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2016, 06:37:14 PM »

and the count down begins......Good luck!!!
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Re: Smudge's Foaling Page
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2016, 07:55:14 PM »

How exciting!!
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Re: Smudge's Foaling Page
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2016, 09:27:07 PM »

Sounds very promising , Best wishes for the safest of arrivals  :)
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Re: Smudge's Foaling Page
« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2016, 03:27:40 AM »

As Diane said, some girls drop very fast on the milk strips so it is best to keep a close eye on her.
Mares usually follow a similar pattern each year so once you get to know your girl it is easier. Some "good girls" follow the book and their udders grow gradually over a period of about 6 weeks and their milk tests slowly decrease a little each day until they get to 6.0 and then foal. Other girls (and there can be many that fit this group) will sit at 7.2 and then drop over night. You wake up to find a baby in the morning. That is why
we go on so much about watching them closely and being there just in case you are needed.
Anyway I am rambling. lol
I am looking forward to news from you.
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Re: Smudge's Foaling Page
« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2016, 11:09:24 AM »

Then there are the mares that will sit at 6.0 for almost a week, waxed up and ready to go... (ask me how I know!) LOL :o
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Re: Smudge's Foaling Page
« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2016, 11:33:11 AM »

ooops, I forgot to mention those little darlings!  ;D ;D
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Re: Smudge's Foaling Page
« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2016, 11:54:23 AM »

It's just GOT to come soon!! I hope it's here before you leave.
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Re: Smudge's Foaling Page
« Reply #39 on: April 27, 2016, 04:13:38 PM »

Well, we're on the road to the airport now and no baby at home. :( we've left it to the men of the house so pray for them!
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Re: Smudge's Foaling Page
« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2016, 04:24:21 PM »

We will certainly be doing that!!  Keep us posted with what you hear!
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Re: Smudge's Foaling Page
« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2016, 07:08:54 PM »

I'm back!! Had a wonderful vacation, but came home and still no baby! Her pH is sitting around 6.8-7.0 and hasn't really dropped but her calcium level has been slowly increasing. The milk is a clear/cloudy and sticky in consistency. Bag is still very large and hard and her vulva is pretty long. She has been rolling much more than usual but still doesn't really look "dropped" to me. I am going to try to get some pictures ASAP for everyone! :)
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Re: Smudge's Foaling Page
« Reply #42 on: May 04, 2016, 07:16:10 PM »

Glad you had a great vacation , Im guessing smudge was waiting for your return before she decides its time to show you what shes been hiding from you :)

Cant wait to see the pictures :)
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Re: Smudge's Foaling Page
« Reply #43 on: May 04, 2016, 07:30:06 PM »

Me either.  Can't wait to see how she's been changing!!
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Re: Smudge's Foaling Page
« Reply #44 on: May 04, 2016, 09:20:18 PM »

Good Girl Smudge for waiting! Looking forward to updates!!
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