Elbow Lock In Foal Delivery

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90 out of 100 mares deliver foals without a problem. Of the remaining 10, 9 of those are usually elbow lock. The remaining 1% are very difficult births.

This video describes how you can safely and effectively recognize and relieve elbow lock in your delivering mare. The only requirement is that you must attend the birth because any “stuck” foal can become life threatening for the mare, foal, or both.

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