AHP Newsgroup: Preparing for 2013 Foaling Season - Ozark Mountain MiniTack.com Can Assist
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Ozark Mountain MiniTack.com
Gassville, AR — The 2013 foaling season for Miniature Horses and pony breeds is getting underway in the United States and Canada. Now is the time to finalize preparations for the safe arrival of healthy new babies. To assist in those efforts, Ozark Mountain MiniTack.com is pleased to share suggestions to help anxious mare owners safely prepare for the arrival of the 2013 foal crop as well as offer great discounts on many of its foaling and breeding products.
Owners expecting foals should read up on the signs of foaling and labor predictors. There are a variety of signs that help indicate when a mare is preparing to deliver. One obvious sign is that mares will “bag up” – i.e., their udder will begin to expand and then fill - in advance. The time frame for bagging up can vary dramatically from broodmare to broodmare. Ozark Mountain carries several helpful DVDs that can help owners become familiar with these signs.
Because signs of foaling vary from mare to mare, foaling predictor kits are available for today’s modern horse owner. These kits can help make the foal watch easier and more accurate which means mare owners can be more alert to any potential labor or delivery concerns sooner. Ozark Mountain MiniTack.com offers one of the small equine industry’s top foaling predictor kits, and it is on special during the month of February. Learn more about it at www.MiniTack.com.
Once foaling is imminent, mare owners can take steps to help prepare for a safe delivery. One such step is to wrap the mare’s tail with products available through Ozark Mountain. In fact, mare owners may find it helpful to have all of the supplies needed – from wraps to scissors to medical treatments – pre-prepared in a handy foaling kit. Take the guesswork out of making one of these toolboxes by purchasing a professionally prepared foaling kit from Ozark Mountain. These foaling kits are on special in February at www.MiniTack.com just in time for mare owners to prepare for foaling.
Ozark Mountain MiniTack.com also recommends you create a list of emergency contacts you might need during foaling and keep this list with your foaling kit. Have your vet’s number readily available in case your mare presents any problems during delivery.
Broodmare owners might find it helpful to brush up on foaling, foaling signs, normal delivery steps or indications of abnormal delivery before the foaling date actually arrives. Ozark Mountain has a variety of books and DVDs about foaling that can help any mare owner prepare. These are available through the company’s website as well and many are on sale throughout February. Throughout this month, Ozark Mountain is offering a limited time introductory special on the new “Foaling” video from the experts at Little King Farm, the Miniature Horse world’s most renowned breeding operation. Also on sale in February is the first video from the Little King Farm Heritage series entitled “Breeding” as well as other helpful resources and how-to information regarding both foaling and training new foals.
Several of the products small equine owners and breeders need to safely breed mares, deliver foals and begin work with new offspring are on sale throughout February as well at www.MiniTack.com.
In addition to the well-stocked foaling kit and educational resources, breeders can also stock up on items needed to care for or work with new foals in February as well. Ozark offers hard-to-find foal halters, blankets and other gear for small equine babies. Many of these halters and training products for small equine babies are on special throughout the month as are outstanding foal and weanling wear items like the Kensington Waterproof Foal Blanket, a polar fleece foal jacket and cordura winter blanket.
Ozark Mountain provides other supplies needed for brand new Miniature Horse and pony foals. Check out options for boosting your new foal’s immunity at www.MiniTack.com. Of course, there are also helpful items in the Ozark catalog for those mare owners planning to rebreed for next year’s foal!
Visit www.MiniTack.com today to find the items you need to prepare for delivery and proper foal care. Hurry to take advantage of specials on many of the supplies breeders need just in time for the 2013 foaling season.
Ozark MiniTack.com is a supplier of fine equine products, veterinary supplies and specialty gifts made exclusively for Miniature Horses, Miniature Donkeys, ponies and their owners. Their long-term experience, special knowledge and work with small equine makes Ozark MiniTack.com a leader in meeting the needs of small equine owners and handlers. The company prides itself on providing American-made products whenever possible and offering value at a reasonable price. MiniTack.com guarantees its products and services. Visit Ozark online at www.MiniTack.com or call toll free (888) 775-6446.
Ozark Canada offers a similar shopping option for small equine enthusiasts in Canada. Visit Ozark Canada at www.ozarkcanada.com or call (289) 407-0380.###