Donkey Help

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeding

Donkey Help

This is a discussion on Donkey Help within the Horse Breeding forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category
  • a donkey attitude while pregnant
  • A donkey attitude while pregnant

LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-10-2013, 08:58 PM
Donkey Help

I have a donk that I got in Oct. Who was supposedly 8 months preggo. It is now March and her 12th month according to what her previous owner told me when I got her, which would mean that she is about at the end of her pregnancy. Problem is, she has not bagged up at all, which I have heard isn't completely uncommon, and a friend of ours does not believe that she is pregnant. He isn't very familiar with donkey's, but raises beef cattle. I trust his opinion, but I am not sure that she was never pregnant. She has gained a lot of weight since I got her, and one day she looked skinnier then she had for the last couple of weeks, and then several hours later was round again and her hips became more prominent. That was at the end of last month and I believed that that was the foal moving into position, but her it is almost 4 weeks later and there has been no other movement. He pressed on her belly a little bit today, but felt no movement. She has a pear shape to her when you look at her from behind and her rump muscles are now mushy compared to them being hard 2 weeks ago. She isn't huge like many pictures of pregnant mares and jennies I've seen, but she does have a bulging belly, that like I said gives her a pear shape when looking at her from behind. Her attitude has changed and she is more irritable and aggressive to my mule then when I first got her. Can somebody please help me out here:) I am pretty sure that she was preggo, but should I be worried that she isn't as large as other donkeys at this point, we can't feel any movement, and that she hasn't bagged up?
Posted via Mobile Device
Sponsored Links
    03-10-2013, 09:01 PM
Green Broke
Can you post pictures Ainsle? Have you had a vet look at her yet?
    03-10-2013, 09:07 PM
No, I haven't had a vet. The only confirmation to her pregnancy that I have is what her previous owner said and by her weight gain. I have pics that I can post, but I'm not sure how:(
Posted via Mobile Device
    03-10-2013, 09:25 PM
Your first step is you get a vet out to confirm that she is pregnant...or not.

Weight gain can be caused by good nutrition. Its possibly she is just FAT. It happens all the time. Time to step it up and make the phone call.
Posted via Mobile Device
    03-10-2013, 09:27 PM
I would also second the phone call the vet. Nobody over the computer can tell you if she is pregnant or not
    03-10-2013, 09:35 PM
Just getting fat is not an good way to tell if she's in foal. Donkeys are usually easy keepers & gain weight easily. If she "should" be that close to foaling, you should have a vet on speed dial. Is she a mini, standard or mamoth? Is she a maiden or has she foaled before? Do you have a foaling kit ready? Has she had any vet care since her "breeding"? Not trying to be mean, but having a foal is a huge deal to be ready for.
    03-10-2013, 09:44 PM
Thanks:) I know the importance of a vet check. I've been trying to convince my family of that since I got her. I am only 16 and can't afford the vet out here on my own. My parents think that she'll either be fine and have a healthy foal, or she won't. I did not know that she was preggo when I got her, her previous owner did not mention that until I called him the day after I got her.
Posted via Mobile Device
    03-10-2013, 09:56 PM
Littrella I know what you mean, no hard feelings:) I do feel horrible about the situation I got my girl in though. I love and adore her, but I never would have gotten her if I knew she was pregnant. I know that I'm not at all prepared for this and that I can't afford a vet by myself, which is why if I'd known she would not be in my care at this time. I did manage to get a foaling kit from a friend of mine whose family breeds draft horses. My girl is 4 1/2 years old and this would be her first time foaling. She is exactly 35. 7 inches at her withers, which I believe still classifies her as a mini.
Posted via Mobile Device
    03-10-2013, 10:16 PM
Another thing about my girl, she hasn't went into heat at all in the 4 months that I have had her. Also, would there be a difference in how a preggy belly would feel in opposition to just a fat belly?
Posted via Mobile Device
    03-11-2013, 08:27 PM
Here are some pics from today

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Donkey! Hmenz Other Equines 19 03-05-2013 09:52 PM
My donkey Dapolina Other Equines 2 10-25-2012 11:43 AM
Here are my horses.....and donkey alexis rose Horse Pictures 13 10-02-2012 01:16 PM
Donkey? ohfroggit Horse Breeds 6 05-25-2012 09:57 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0