Thanks everyone. She is outside from about 7:30am until 2pm weather permitting. I know its boring to look at an empty stall so I thought I would let you know when to not bother looking. I will start putting her out for smaller amounts of time when the milk tests tell us to keep a closer eye on her.
It hasn't budged yet. Still 8.4 So far the only thing that is surprising me is how full her bag is. I actually had a little trouble getting a hold of the teat because it was so full. She normally doesn't even pay attention when I get the sample but these past two days she acted like I goosed her.
Yeah, I am definitely on foal watch now! It doesn't really become official until you have your first dream about missing the foaling! I told everyone not tonight so no one was watching and I slept right through it. I couldn't tell if the dream foal was a colt or a filly but I was loving the four white socks and a blaze!
Definite progress tonight! Her pH is down to 7.2 and calcium looks to be between the 250 and 500 range. Her bag is so full it was hard to get a sample tonight. She definitely objected to my handling where normally she doesn't bat an eye.
I am dying to say there is no way she holds out until 342 days but mare's have a way of making a liar out of you. Her earliest was 340 days but it's hard to imagine her even making it that far as quick as she is progressing.
Thanks FI. She is at a different barn than last year. It's the same camera but this stall is so big that this was the best way to get a good view of the majority of the stall. There is a pretty big blind spot right underneath the camera but it is only big enough for her to stand in. If she were to lie down next to that wall we wouldn't be able to see much but would be able to see if she was sternal or supine. Hopefully it won't end up being a problem because I agree that it gives a great view of the part of the stall we can see.
I just watched a clydesdale mare foal on MS a few minutes ago. She picked the only spot of the stall where we could not see anything!!! Modest mare I assume!
I have the Barn Alarm set up and your cam is up with Glenhill's. Keeping fingers crossed for a good and easy foaling.