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Foaling Services

FOALING OUT YOUR MARE (24 hour Monitoring)

Limited Availability – $ 1200.00 plus $25 a day board.

The foaling fee, due upon arrival.  Included in the fee is a $250.00 foaling monitor that is sutured into the vulva while the mare is on-site, 24 hrs a day monitoring, daily calcium testing, assisted delivery of foal, colostrum testing post foaling, enema for foal, dipping of umbilical cord and monitoring foal to stand, pass manure and nurse.

With a rich history spanning more than twenty years, I have been a steadfast presence in the birthing process of countless foals. My commitment to the well-being of both mares and their newborns is unwavering. I take pride in my role, keeping a watchful eye on expecting mares throughout their pregnancy. Being present at every birth allows me to provide the necessary support and ensure a smooth and safe delivery.

Emergency veterinarian assistance, medication or supplementation for mare and/or foal when necessary is billed through Bandalero Ranch Veterinary.

Additional Fees Pre- Foaling:

  • We preform a Neonatal isoerythrolysis (NI) blood test on every mare approximately two weeks prior to foaling date to ensure there is not incompatibility between the foal’s and mare’s blood type. This disease can be very severe, and sometimes fatal. If the test is positive, we can provide the specific care the foal will need in the first 36 to 48 hours of life.

Post Foaling Fees:

  • Newborn Foal Exam *required and preformed by Dr. Lindholm
  • IgG Test *required and preformed by Dr. Lindholm
    This test tells us if they have absorbed enough antibodies from the mare’s colostrum. The foal is only able to effectively absorb colostral antibodies in the first 8-16 hours of life. After this point, this is all the foal has to fight infections until their bodies start to produce their own antibodies at 3-4 months of age. If results indicate “failure of passive transfer”, early therapeutic intervention will often circumvent a life-threatening medical crisis in a young foal.

Extended stay, post foaling, is not available. Mare and foal must be picked up when stable to travel, which is determined by Dr. Lindholm, and generally by 24 hours of age.



Dr. Alicia Lindholm, the resident veterinarian for Bandalero Ranch which is also owned by the Rogers Family. She is on call 24 hours a day for mares foaling at Heaven Sent Ranch only.