Without Warning: Dystocia

Eleven months is a long time to wait for the birth of a foal. Even with the best of care, things can go wrong and interrupt the normal development of the fetus and/or compromise the health of the mare.

When the day (or as is often the case, night) arrives for the mare to give birth, it is a time for both anticipation and anxiety. When the two forelimbs protrude from the birth canal,

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