FOALING DOWN KIT CHECKLIST

 

  • YOUR VET’S NUMBER. Always have this handy so you can call immediately if you suspect a problem.
  • Clean Towels – usually 2 or 3 large size towels will be adequate
  • Flashlight – A decent powered flashlight with spare batteries should always be on hand.
  • A sharp, clean pair of scissors
  • Iodine in a spray bottle – to spray the umbilical stump
  • Enemas – At least 2 commercial enemas (I prefer the “Fleet” enemas which can be purchased from any chemist)
  • Tail-wrap – or bandage to wrap the mare’s tail if assistance is required during the foaling process
  • Gloves – several pairs of clean or sterile latex gloves
  • Cotton wool and clean water – to clean mare’s vulva prior to foaling or to clean teats if milking mare
  • ​A large garbage bag or clean bucket and lid – place the placenta into one of these so that the vet can examine it during the post – natal exam.