Foaling The Mare Course

A one day course designed for large and small breeders to give background
knowledge and understanding of foaling the mare

The course covers the following areas:

  • Preparation for a safe foaling
  • Complications of late pregnancy5D3_2988
  • Signs of foaling including use of Foaling Alarms
  • Inducing the mare
  • Normal foaling in the mare
  • How to recognise when something is going wrong & what to do
  • Examination of the placenta
  • Newborn foal examination
  • The orphan foal and adoption

The lectures will be conducted by: Dr Jonathan Pycock MRCVS of Equine Reproductive Services and Monica Morganti Dr MedVet Dipl ACT MRCVS, Twemlows Stud Farm resident vet. Miss Johanna Vardon MBE of The National Foaling Bank will give a talk on orphaned foals and the work of the National Foaling Bank. Course notes will be provided.

Course Date: 14th March 2020

The course starts with registration and coffee between 08.30 and 09.00; lectures begin at 09.15 and the course finishes at approximately 16.45 with a tour of the facilities.

Course Feedback

“Really enjoyed the course and pleased with the lectures and notes I’ve been given”

“I first came on this course 6 years ago. It has been a life saver (literally) and this time is in even more detail. Thank you, excellent course”

“Definitely a must for amateur/hobby breeders”

“Fantastic, informative course. Thoroughly enjoyed it!”

Booking Form (AI&FTM FYM)

Course Fee: £140 inc VAT

(10% discount for booking a place on the Foaling The Mare Course and the Foal & Yearling Management Course)

For further details please contact Liz Wilkinson on 01948 664966 or email:


The courses are sponsored and supported by:

Tel: 01952 811234