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Aug. 25th, 2007 @ 10:50 am Are you Fescue and Endophyte savvy?
Current Location: missouri
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Pink Floyd 'sorrow'
Howdy folks.

A lot of folks have mares that have been bred and are out to pasture waiting for the lil' ones to develop and be born.  That'll be a joyous day for you when it happens.. IF all goes well.

There's a lot of things that can go wrong, but one of them that can go wrong is often never even heard of until it happens to the owner's mare.  the problem lies with the notion of  endophytes in fescue grass.. some of the problems it can cause are

thickening of the placenta to the point where  the foal can't break through it and suffocates.
low or no milk (and there for colostrum) production
delayed foaling, however, the foal continues to grow and winds up having to be delivered by cesarian section, or pulled (which is hard and sometimes fatal to the mare) or cut into sections in the womb and removed that way.

The simplest way to prevent this from happening to you is to make sure your mare is off of fescue grass or fescue grass hay at least three months before her due date.

I've seen too many folks in the Ozarks have that happen to them, and they are not stupid, just unaware. Don't let ignorance do you harm.

Good luck!
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Aug. 7th, 2007 @ 03:10 am (no subject)
ok i have stock for sale... horse gear that is not horses at this stage in time.

please take a look....

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Feb. 11th, 2007 @ 02:55 am Great Game
Definately worth checking out, Great members and the owner is always on. Plus it takes very little time to play, maybe 10 minutes a week!
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Sep. 2nd, 2006 @ 05:17 pm Do you know what a clitoral fossa is? Poll ...
Current Mood: curiouscurious

Hi everyone!!  :)

I'm wondering if some of you will help me out here.   I might cross post this to a few horse groups ... so if you see it more than once, I apologize.

I'm submitting an article about mare care to a popular horse magazine, hopefully to be published (they've already accepted publication for my first article) ... and I wanted to get some general public opinion on the subject. 

Can you take the poll if you have a minute, and give me an idea whether the subject is relevant to mare owners?  Whether you are a breeder, or a general horse owner ... or even if you don't or have never owned a mare ... I'd love to know what the general knowledge out there is on this subject so I can see if it matches my ideas.  That probably doesn't make much sense to anyone else LOL, and I'm sorry.   

But it is only one question, so it should only take about 1 minute of your time.  It is completely anonymous, so please just be honest in your answer.  It should be completely painless, so if you have one minute to spare ... please just click and answer with the option that best describes your overall knowledge. 

Or you can just ignore this and move on.   ;)   But if you do take the poll, thank you in advance for your time and your help.  I appreciate it!   

The poll is here:

Thanks!!  :)

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Clois Hug
Sep. 1st, 2004 @ 02:07 pm Welcome new friends
I have created this community in order to share and find helpful information dealing with horse breeding. We are preparing one of my horses for the upcoming breeding season (who you will get to know well through my postings, I am sure!) and I am looking forward to sharing our experiences with all of you from finding the perfect stallion to our baby's first days with us.

Please feel free to post your experiences, questions, and helpful info here. I hope that this place becomes a very positive, fun and helpful area for all of us.
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