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post #11 of 18 Old 10-06-2013, 11:38 AM
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So sorry about your loss - glad mum is doing well though xx
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post #12 of 18 Old 10-06-2013, 02:25 PM
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The recommendation s actually 14-16 days post breeding. At 18-20 days the fetus is already attached in place. 14-16 days they're still mobile so easier to eliminate one easier where as after attachment you're more likely to lose both.
Its amazing they can detect them THAT early. A mere 2 Weeks?

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post #13 of 18 Old 10-06-2013, 02:27 PM
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Its amazing they can detect them THAT early. A mere 2 Weeks?

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Many times they can't. Emma's was missed when checked in that time frame. I insisted she was pregnant. Vet came back at 21 days.. and guess what? She sure was..

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post #14 of 18 Old 10-06-2013, 02:40 PM
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Yes they can, more so if you have a reproduction vet who knows what they are doing...
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post #15 of 18 Old 10-06-2013, 02:42 PM
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There are too many vets out and about that have very minimal training. Any good vet can and will see a pregnancy at 2 weeks.
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post #16 of 18 Old 10-06-2013, 02:49 PM
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Sorry for your loss OP. Twins are always a risk and sometimes not even detectable with even the best vets. A well known breeder in the area had a mare checked and no twins, yet at birth a second one was discovered. Only the first one born made it. The second was too small and undeveloped. The positioning of one behind the other apparently made it difficult to detect. She had a top repro vet. I do as well- one who works with the Rohara mares and others on the breeding circuit, but sometimes they miss things- just like human doctors. I have them checked twice, especially if they come up "open."
Glad the mare is ok.

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post #17 of 18 Old 10-07-2013, 01:54 PM
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On the ultrasound topic. You should ultrasound at 14/15 days. If twins are detected, 90% of the time, the mare will reabsorb one of them by day 30, which is why my instructor tells us to ultrasound again at day 30. If there are still twins then it's the time to act about it.
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post #18 of 18 Old 10-07-2013, 02:54 PM
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Horses do not "reabsorb" a fetus. It is aborted.

Double Trouble - The Twin Dilemma
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