Foaling a Premature Foal

Normal gestation in a mare lasts anywhere from 320 to 360 days. The average is about 341 days. A foal born at less than 320 days will display immature characteristics such as silky hair coat, overly pliable ears, weak or lax flexor tendons, and small size. Another term used to describe foals which may be of normal gestational age but are in fact immature, is dysmature. This is why records of

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