Foal after conception

 

Foal after conception

Once the egg or oocyte is fertilized,
it remains in the oviduct for another six to seven days.

 
Lusitano-042What Happens to the Foal after conception?   Once the egg or oocyte is fertilized it remains in the oviduct for another six to seven days.   Even then there is already cellular multiplication as it starts to grow.   After six or seven days the oocyte moves to the uterus where it floats around placidly for another sixteen days when it becomes fixed.   Once it is fixed and after approximately twenty-one days, the embryo can be seen in an ultrasound exam.   Two or three days later his heartbeat can also be heard. After thirty-five days of pregnancy implantation, which is the true penetration of the endometrium occurs and the embryo is not an embryo anymore, it is now called a fetus.
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Lusitano-024Placentation, the formation, and growth of the contents of the placenta is the next process in line.   It takes between forty and one hundred and forty days.   After seventy days or so, the fetus sex can be clearly identified.   The fetus grows slowly during the majority of the gestation period.   Half way through the foal is not larger than a small dog, and it is in the last three months that full development takes place.   Sixty percent of the foal’s development takes place in the last three months.   This is the time when the most attention and care should be given to the mother-to-be.   Which of course does not mean she should be left unattended the rest of the time.   If you want a healthy, strong foal proper care for the mare should be started months before she is impregnated.
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