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post #1 of 10 Old 12-06-2013, 05:35 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone guess the due date?

I have a mare that's quite heavily infoal. She was running with the stallion for 6months (jan-June) so we have no idea when she got infoal. The wait is killing me haha! She has developed an udder and the other day she bagged half up but now its gone back down and hasn't filled anymore. She is a maiden and there are no other signs of foaling but thought id ask everyone what they think :)
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post #2 of 10 Old 12-06-2013, 10:59 AM
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if you'd had her ultrasounded early on, they would have been able to tell you how far along she is and if she was carrying twins, which would have been useful info. But since you don't have that, unfortunately there is nothing really you can tell from a photo, other than the fact that she looks to be in foal, likely further along than 4 months.

Some mares don't look pregnant at all until the last couple months, others you can tell immediately. Some get absolutely massive, others barely look pregnant. I knew a thoroughbred mare you would have sworn was months off give birth to a MASSIVE colt that night. My BO has two right now, both in foal for late may-early june, one is about the size of your mare, the other you can't even tell is pregnant.
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Was this a planned breeding? Has the vet been out for shots?
She could go anytime between now and say May.
Really hard to tell best of luck to you.
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post #4 of 10 Old 12-06-2013, 12:17 PM
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She really needs to be checked by a vet
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post #5 of 10 Old 12-06-2013, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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I bought her infoall. I've called the vets and they said the only thing they can do is an internal but that could cause her to abort the foal. She has had all her shots so no worries there :)
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I know when they are close you can get milk/urine test strips... I'm sure someone can recommend some.

Are you in the southern hemisphere? I would say she is close but not super close, a month or two, but as said you can't tell by looking esp with a maiden
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post #7 of 10 Old 12-06-2013, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Ahh okay thankyou :) yep we sure are! Thankyou :)
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post #8 of 10 Old 12-07-2013, 05:33 PM
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I bought her infoall. I've called the vets and they said the only thing they can do is an internal but that could cause her to abort the foal. She has had all her shots so no worries there :)
Internal as in palpation or ultrasound? These methods do not cause abortions, even if the mare is mildly sedated for the examination. This is probably how 98% of equine pregnancies are confirmed before a foal is born.
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post #9 of 10 Old 12-07-2013, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Not to sure, he just said the only thing he could do was to do an internal but theres a risk of her aborting so obviously I said no..
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post #10 of 10 Old 12-07-2013, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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Internal as in palpation or ultrasound? These methods do not cause abortions, even if the mare is mildly sedated for the examination. This is probably how 98% of equine pregnancies are confirmed before a foal is born.
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I have no idea he didnt say. All he said was there is a risk of her aborting so obviously I said no
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