In-foal and birth

De Lindehoeve


At De Lindehoeve you have the possibility to inseminate your mare with the sperm of your choice. The entire mare support can also be done with us. This is of course done by a veterinarian, who scans the mare as often as necessary. For pregnant mares we have extra water and feed troughs.

Maternity Stables


The In-foal mare is placed in one of our maternity stables 2 weeks before the due date. We only work with spacious delivery boxes. The pregnant mare is subject to extra supervision and we use a birth alarm. Furthermore, the mare gets extra lump.

As the owner you can watch how the foal is born via the controllable webcams. Of course you as an owner are also welcome to be present at the delivery. The first ten days we walk with the foal daily.

In-foal

De Lindehoeve


At De Lindehoeve you have the possibility to inseminate your mare with the sperm of your choice. The entire mare support can also be done with us. This is of course done by a veterinarian, who scans the mare as often as necessary. For pregnant mares we have extra water and feed troughs.

Maternity Stables


The In-foal mare is placed in one of our maternity stables 2 weeks before the due date. We only work with spacious delivery boxes. The pregnant mare is subject to extra supervision and we use a birth alarm. Furthermore, the mare gets extra lump.

As the owner you can watch how the foal is born via the controllable webcams. Of course you as an owner are also welcome to be present at the delivery. The first ten days we walk with the foal daily.

Embryo transfer


It is also possible at De Lindehoeve to have an embryo transfer. With an embryo transfer the embryo is transferred from one mare to another, the surrogate mare. This is mainly applied in equestrian sports, for example when the mare runs competitions.

With embryo transplantation the mare needs to be supervised more intensively and more actions are needed to make a mare pregnant. Flushing the mare and transplanting the embryo is a specialist treatment and therefore more expensive.
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Birth alarm

We work with two different birth alarms. These are the Radco alarm and the Sigloo alarm.

Radco-alarm


The Radco alarm measures the temperature of the pregnant mare every five minutes. Just before delivery there is a decrease in temperature in the mare. At that moment the birth alarm goes off. In general, it will take another 30 minutes to two hours for the birth begin. This gives us the chance to feel if the foal is well and let a veterinarian come if that’s necessary. We can also reach you, so that you can experience the birth.

Other benefits of the Radco alarm are that the alarm also goes off in the event of a standing birth or fever, often a sign of colic. Furthermore, the mare can simply walk in the meadow or in the paddock. Disadvantages of this alarm are that a foreign object is brought close to the cervix. This can possibly bring in bacteria. Some mares also try to scrape the temperature meter out. Furthermore, the strings and girth can irritate with prolonged use or warm weather.

Sigloo-alarm


With the Sigloo alarm, a transmitter with a magnet is sewn onto the vulva lip. During the birth this magnet will be pulled out of the transmitter, causing the alarm to go off. This alarm also has various advantages and disadvantages.

One of the advantages is that the alarm is fairly easy to set up. Also, nothing is applied to the cervix, which reduces the risk of infection. The alarm also goes off during a standing birth and the mare can continue to walk in the meadow or paddock. There are also no strings that can irritate.

The alarm has almost no false reports, but if there are no paws in the birth canal, the alarm will not go off. There is also little time from the moment the alarm goes off, the foal is then born quickly. This ensures that there is little time to properly lay the foal and to have a veterinarian and the owner come. If the suture is in the same place for a long time, the vulvalip can tear. The magnet will then remain on the transmitter, so the alarm will not go off.

Birth alarm

We work with two different birth alarms. These are the Radco alarm and the Sigloo alarm.

Radco-alarm


The Radco alarm measures the temperature of the pregnant mare every five minutes. Just before delivery there is a decrease in temperature in the mare. At that moment the birth alarm goes off. In general, it will take another 30 minutes to two hours for the birth begin. This gives us the chance to feel if the foal is well and let a veterinarian come if that’s necessary. We can also reach you, so that you can experience the birth.

Other benefits of the Radco alarm are that the alarm also goes off in the event of a standing birth or fever, often a sign of colic. Furthermore, the mare can simply walk in the meadow or in the paddock. Disadvantages of this alarm are that a foreign object is brought close to the cervix. This can possibly bring in bacteria. Some mares also try to scrape the temperature meter out. Furthermore, the strings and girth can irritate with prolonged use or warm weather.

Sigloo-alarm


With the Sigloo alarm, a transmitter with a magnet is sewn onto the vulva lip. During the birth this magnet will be pulled out of the transmitter, causing the alarm to go off. This alarm also has various advantages and disadvantages.

One of the advantages is that the alarm is fairly easy to set up. Also, nothing is applied to the cervix, which reduces the risk of infection. The alarm also goes off during a standing birth and the mare can continue to walk in the meadow or paddock. There are also no strings that can irritate.

The alarm has almost no false reports, but if there are no paws in the birth canal, the alarm will not go off. There is also little time from the moment the alarm goes off, the foal is then born quickly. This ensures that there is little time to properly lay the foal and to have a veterinarian and the owner come. If the suture is in the same place for a long time, the vulvalip can tear. The magnet will then remain on the transmitter, so the alarm will not go off.

Care for mare with foal


At De Lindehoeve, your mare with foal, along with other mares, has wonderful free entry and exit from the stable to the paddock and meadows or they are 24/7 outside in the meadow. Mares can come to us before or after the birth of the foal. You have the choice to let the mare give birth to us.

Did your mare get a foal at home? As soon as the foal is ten days, the foal can be brought with the mare. We have several mares with foals that forms a group. The foals are weaned after about six months. By weaning foals together, the foal is not so alone. This ensures that weaning is better.