While it is beyond the scope of this article to cover all aspects of mare and foal management a working knowledge based on the lore wisdom and experience passed down through the ages of best practice what is normal and when to seek veterinary advice is presented. A healthy foal is often the result of intense foaling management and preparation both the mare and foal have their own specific vaccination deworming and nutritional needs the following article discusses foaling management guidelines from gestation through weaning. Foal and mare care after foaling mare and foal management isnt much different than caring for your horses otherwise once your mare has foaled she should be checked by a vet to ensure she doesnt have any internal tears or has not retained any of the placenta this can lead to serious infection. A live healthy foal represents the investment of considerable time money and effort management is especially important prior to the time the foal is weaned the mare and foal should be on a regular worming exercise vaccination schedule along with an adequate nutritional program
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