Inside the National Stud Foaling Unit
- The ‘T’ shaped unit has 20 boxes plus a staff room.
- All the stables, which are accessible from internal corridors, are a minimum of 16’x16′, with rubber coated floors, CCTV cameras, heaters, rounded corners and dust extractors.
- They have deep wheat straw beds, and are emptied, steam cleaned and disinfected between foalings.
- All the equipment needed for foaling is kept in a trolley, which is wheeled to the right stable when needed.
- The unit has a kitchen and laboratory plus a telephone to enable staff to call a vet if necessary.
- It is staffed 24 hours a day throughout the breeding season.
- Sue Caldwell’s Foaling Simplified, written for students and mare owners alike, is available from Weatherbys Allen Ltd (tel: 01933 440077).