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MISS JB 0842, or known to JB Quarter Horses as "Scooter," is a three year old palomino filly out of Sweet Pea RSH by Chasin Firewater.
We can hardly keep up with all of the world shows, races, futurities and major events that have been going on in the last few months.  We are so excited to see our "Glamour Girls", RVSW Embryo Transfer Program Foals, and clients in the headlines!
Congratulations to all of you!!!  


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Our staff, including veterinarians, Dr. James W. Bailey, Dr. Ryan Coy, Dr. Kay Thurman and Dr. Renae DelHomme, welcome any questions you might have and would be happy to go into further detail about the Embryo Transfer process or any other services we offer at Royal Vista Southwest.




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26213 170th Street

Purcell, OK 73080




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Welcome to Royal Vista Southwest. We are happy to have you as a member of our community. We provide periodic emails meant to educate and inform. Don't forget, you are automatically entered to WIN A FREE EMBRYO TRANSFER just by signing up to receive these emails!! At any point, you can select the link at the bottom of every email to unsubscribe. Just remember that you must be signed up for our newsletter to be in the drawing for the FREE EMBRYO TRANSFER.
Royal Vista Southwest is committed to providing the BEST possible client service and communication in the business!

Foaling Preparation - Kay Thurman, DVM

The birth of a foal is a highly anticipated event that requires attentive management to ensure the best possible outcome.

The first step is determining an accurate foaling date. A normal gestation in the mare can be extremely variable, however, around 342 days from ovulation is considered the average.  Keep in mind that a viable foal can be delivered anywhere from 320 days to 365 days of gestation.


Approximately 30 - 45 days prior to her due date, the mare should receive pre-foaling vaccinations and caslicks (vulvar sutures) opened if she has one.  Most vaccination protocols include 5-way (Encephalomyelitis, influenza, Tetanus) and West Nile as a minimum, but consult your veterinarian for any additional regional recommendations such as strangles, botulism, rotavirus, or rabies. This important series of boosters stimulates your mare to produce high levels of antibodies at a time during late pregnancy when she is producing antibody rich colostrum. The newborn is dependent  on the ingestion of good quality colostrum for protection against a variety of viral and bacterial diseases.

A foaling stall should be prepared well in advance. It is important that the stall be a minimum of 12' by 14', free from any protruding nails, splinters, or other objects that could hurt a newborn foal. Stall should be properly cleaned, disinfected, and bedded. Straw bedding is preferred over wood shavings. Feed and water buckets should be positioned so that they don't interfere with the new born as it struggles to its feet and learns to walk. Cameras can be a useful, non intrusive way to monitor a mare.  In order to reduce stress from a new environment, your mare should be brought into her new stall at least two weeks prior to foaling.

Closely monitor mare's udder for signs of impending foaling. Your mare may begin to "wax" or have a waxy secretion around her teats. The muscles around the tail head, and vulva will be very relaxed 24 - 48 hours prior to foaling. In addition, commercial mare foaling predictor kits are available that use mammary secretions to pinpoint parturition. Being present at the foaling is the best way to ensure minor problems don't have devastating consequences.

 No matter how prepared you are, problems ranging from minor to very serious can occur.  Be sure to read our next newsletter where we address some common foaling issues. The option to take your mare to a facility that specializes in foaling should always be considered.

About Royal Vista Southwest
Since 2000, Royal Vista Southwest has concentrated on one thing - EQUINE REPRODUCTION. That experience has led to the development of a nationally respected Embryo Transfer Program. Year after year, this program boasts industry leading pregnancy rates (per embryo with a viable heartbeat at 26 days) for both shipped and on-site transfers. This allows Royal Vista to back its service with a LIVE FOAL GUARANTEE.



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