31 Aug The Equilume Light Masks Helps Pregnant Mares Foal on Time with Optimum Birth Weights
An unfortunate side effect for mares with foaling dates that occur unnaturally early in the year is longer gestations by an average of 10 days and foals born on average 10lbs lighter. Environmental light influences the development of the foal in utero and regulates when a mare will foal. Nature intended that foals be born during the longer days of late spring and summer – and nature tends to have her way. Stimulating the longer day lengths associated with the natural breeding season by fitting pregnant mares with Equilume Light Masks or Stable Lights has been shown in clinical trials to eliminate these side effects in most mares, instead helping the mare deliver her foal on-time and with an optimum birth weight. We recommended that Long Day light therapy be initiated for pregnant mares 70 days prior to their foaling due date for best breeding outcomes and optimum foal health.