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Stay in check

The following items should be at hand when your mare starts to foal:

• Headcollar and lead rope.

• Tail bandage.

• Bottle of iodine tincture.

• Surgical gloves and lubricant.

• Enema.

• Feeding bottle and lamb's teat with holes opened up.

• Plastic jug, mare's milk replacer.

• Soap and towel.

• Dustbin liner or bucket.

• Baler twine.

• Vet's telephone number and mobile number.

Finally, make sure you have easy access to a lorry or trailer to transport your mare in case she has complications and needs to be taken to a veterinary hospital/clinic.

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