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together this lovely mare
and foal jigsaw
puzzle, pictured in the province of Cuenca in
central Spain. It's always fun to feed your mind whilst playing games, so here are
some interesting facts about these cute baby
horse's gestation period is usually between 315 to 340 days. For
expectant domesticated mares, particularly in horse breeding
a special horsebox is often prepared for the birth of a foal.
away from the excitement of the herd, she can live undisturbed
unstressed for a few weeks before she is due to give birth The
should be larger than normal, to allow enough space for her to
birth when the time comes.
Foals are usually born at night. The birth lasts about half an hour. The newborn foal weighs 30 to 60 kilogrammes and, depending on its breed, is between 75 and 145 centimetres in size. Shetland pony foals are often only 40 cm in size.
the birth mare and foal will remain laid down on the ground for
minutes. Meanwhile blood about the placenta will continue to
into the foal. Eventually the mare gets up to lick her newborn
clean. The act of her rising tears the umbilical cord. After
15 minutes the foal will rise to its feet to stand up on its
for the first time. This must happen so fast, because wild
need to be able to stand up quickly to enable them to flee
necessary. In addition, if the foal stays laid on the ground too
long, it will loose
its strength. It must get up quickly and drink mother's milk to
obtain the energy it will need for the beginning of this, the
few hours of its life.
A few hours after the birth a domesticated mare and her foal should return again to their normal stable, in order to integrate them back into the herd as happens naturally in the wild.
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