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  • Should a pregnant horse be turned out

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    06-15-2011, 01:25 PM
  #1
Weanling
Is Dusty pregnant again?????

Ok. So. I rescued Dusty last February (2010), and she was pregnant... we had a filly. So in late July I took her and her baby and my other mare and baby to my sisters house where they had 800 acres and turned them out with her brood mares. Well, on August 2nd, her husband informed us that he had bought a Jenny and a Jack (Donkeys) and they were out there as well. Also, her 2 year old stud colt (rollin on firewater, firewater flit stud colt), also got turned out there. He did not breed ANY of her mares, she only had him out there for a few weeks, but I did not know that until this week.... anyway, out of her 15 mares, none of them were bred, and neither was my other mare, but Dusty is looking pregnant now. BTW... I did go and pick them up and bring them home on August 3rd! BC I did NOT want them bred! Anyway, I am just now weaning Evie, as of yesterday, so Dustys bag is pouring milk today, so I can't tell that way, but I figured if somehow she is bred, I HAVE to get Evie off of her... I will post pictures here and I would like opinions whether or not she looks bred. Thanks everyone.
     
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    06-15-2011, 01:30 PM
  #2
Showing
Your time line is rather confusing. How old is Evie? If she's older than 5 months, she should have been weaned by now. If she's over a year old, there's no reason she should still be nursing on her mother.

If you went and picked your mare up last August, you should have had a vet out then. A shot of Lutalyse would have taken care of an unwanted pregnancy. Regardless, you need to call a vet. If she is pregnant, yet again by human stupidity, you need to know so you can give her the proper prenatal and postnatal care she needs and deserves.
     
    06-15-2011, 01:37 PM
  #3
Weanling
Here she is.... This was yesterday. She has been hard to keep weight on, but she also had a yearling nursing her.... so that's why, but she was healthy before her belly started sticking out. Also, I worm her regularly every 3 months.















Also, my sister is going to take her and the baby and I will get her back after weaning it if she is pregnant and she will keep the baby... Thank goodness.
     
    06-15-2011, 01:44 PM
  #4
Trained
She certinaly looks in foal to me. Talk to your vet and see if he can come palp her so you can give the mare some vaccines that will help protect the baby before she foals.
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    06-15-2011, 01:51 PM
  #5
Trained
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Your time line is rather confusing. How old is Evie? If she's older than 5 months, she should have been weaned by now. If she's over a year old, there's no reason she should still be nursing on her mother.

If you went and picked your mare up last August, you should have had a vet out then. A shot of Lutalyse would have taken care of an unwanted pregnancy. Regardless, you need to call a vet. If she is pregnant, yet again by human stupidity, you need to know so you can give her the proper prenatal and postnatal care she needs and deserves.
Agree with everything else, confusing story, poor poor mare in the middle of it all.

Just asking why she SHOULD be weaned if she is older than 5 months?? I rarely wean before 6 months, and have let them go longer still, as long as both Momma and baby are doing fine. Mind you that is presuming that the mare is open, which mine always are, I haven't ever bred a mare 2 years running (yet)
     
    06-15-2011, 01:57 PM
  #6
Showing
Between 5 and 6 months, Golden. There are no hard and fast rules that state it has to be at 5 months. Just saying if the foal is coming up on a year old, it should have been weaned long before now.

Some mares self wean, too. I knew one who did it at 3 months like clockwork. Best momma in the world up until they hit 3 months old, then she wanted nothing more to do with them.
     
    06-15-2011, 01:58 PM
  #7
Weanling
So, I don't know about stupidity... but it was definitely an accident. But, regardless, they will all have forever homes with us, so it will be ok. If she is due to foal within the next few weeks, which if she had been bred between July 15th and August 3rd, then I think that's about right, can the vet palp her still without sending her into labor early? That's the only reason I have not called them yet. And I have not weaned Evie yet because I was not set up for it. I did not buy her knowing she was pregnant, but now we are finding a way to make it all work, because that's what you do. I appreciate your input though :)
     
    06-15-2011, 02:08 PM
  #8
Banned
It is not an accident if someone knowingly turns an ungelded horse out with mares.

As the owner of a mare you should have asked the right questions up front and made sure you were kept informed about the status of who your mare was out with.
     
    06-15-2011, 02:10 PM
  #9
Weanling
Oh yeah, I was going to wean her at 6 months, but we had a very hard winter, harder than usual and I thought it would be beneficial to the baby to stay on her a bit longer, and yes I did wait too long, but I also had a baby of my own in March... so things have been crazy, but like I said, we are all very well taken care of and I am just asking for others opinions since I see her everyday. And I know everyone loves foal watching :)
     
    06-15-2011, 02:15 PM
  #10
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
It is not an accident if someone knowingly turns an ungelded horse out with mares.

As the owner of a mare you should have asked the right questions up front and made sure you were kept informed about the status of who your mare was out with.
The brood mares are my sisters horses. I DID ask all the questions, and she has nice bred mares out there, so she would NEVER let a DONKEY out with them. However, 800 acres of hills is alot to look at... especially when all your horses stay in a herd and you don't think to look over every hill for DONKEYS.... when you have no knowledge of them being out there! Her husband put them out there and did not tell her... but I DID do the responsible thing and bring her home... Look, I have been a member here for over a year... I was asking for opinions on whether my mare looks bred or not bc I see her everyday... Everyone was much nicer and informative a year ago :) But thanks for your input.
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