Normal foaling parameters
(a study of 1000 SB mares over three seasons under New Zealand conditions)

Averages

  • Average pregnancy length: 349 days
    • 11 months 3 weeks
    • Range 290-393 days (11 to 13 months)
  • Most foalings occurred during the night
    • 80% between 9pm and 8am
  • Average length of foaling: 15mins
    • 60% foaled within 10mins
    • 30% foaled between 10-20mins
    • Final 10% - vet generally involved

Time to stand post-foaling following normal delivery

  • Time for mare to stand
    • 50% within 5mins
    • 83% within 15mins
    • 7% of mares foaled standing up
  • Time for foal to stand
    • 40% within 30mins
    • 70% within 60mins
    • 86% within 90mins

Time to suckle

  • 63% foals suckled within 120mins
  • 37% longer than 120mins