Waxing of Teats

Due to oozing out of some of the colostrum, the ends of the teats become covered over and the mare is said to be "waxing", which occurs 1-2 days before foaling. At this time, some mares will have occasional dripping or streaming of colostrum. If this streaming is continuous, the colostrum should be collected and stored for possible use with the newborn foal.