In the Aftermath of Birth--Retained Placenta

The birth of a foal is a wondrous event; if all goes well, it is over quickly as the mare goes through the three stages of labor. The first stage generally involves restlessness as the mare paces the stall, paws, lies down, gets back up, and perhaps breaks into a sweat. The second stage, which includes "breaking her water," is one of strong contractions as the mare lies down to deliver the

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