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Foaling Kit Checklist
Submitted by: Leslie and Tony Cunningham (TLC Miniatures)
I cannot stress enough the importance of being in attendance when your mare foals, just be there!!
I gather all this up and put it in one area. As much as possible in big zip-lock bags & the rest in a zippered, insulated cooler (dust proof)
Braid the mares’ tail to keep it out of the way
Remove any black items from foaling stall (such as buckets, feeders, etc.)
Betadine or other gentle, antiseptic soap
Shoulder length gloves
Latex or plastic gloves
Heat lamps up and working
Clock with second hand, visible from foaling stall
*Emergency numbers & home numbers of all vets in area
4 clean bath towels
2 clean wash rags
Buffered Iodine or other antiseptic (for umbilical stump)
Sterile twine from two feed sacks (soaked in alcohol, for cord & placenta)
Trash bag, feed sack or bucket for placenta
Tablet & pen - To record time of every event of 1st hrs – overall first impression, temp, respiratory, standing, nursing, pooping, peeing, etc. Do not try to rely on your memory – you’re too excited!!
Evenflo Portable Breast Pump
Banamine (1cc IM per 100 #’s)
Oxytocin (1½cc IM per 100 #’s)
Syringes & needles
*Emergency & home numbers of all vets in area
Fleet infant enema (nuke 4 seconds)