Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: La Esperanza, Honduras
False Pregnancy or late term Pregnancy.. Vet not an option
My mare is 390 days pregnant. Or she has been faking it this whole time. The reasons I feel she could be faking it is only because she does not look too large. I live in a very rural part of Honduras and I have not had any luck getting a vet to come out. I have had some so called agricultural engineers give me there advice that comes to: "horses have babies at 11 months and she doesn't have a big belly so she isn't pregnant". I don't know how old she is exactly around 20-24ish. I have owned her for 15 years. She has had 3 or maybe 4 foals before I owned her. She has also never missed a heat, it has been something that everybody around her has always commented on. How "hot" she is, all my other mares are on her cycle and she has very visible heats. She has not come into heat since she was covered. She has also gained weight, not a lot, she has bagged up, but is not yet producing milk. Last Sunday, we thought it was happening. She laid down after pawing around like mad, was breathing hard and grunting and moaning, Her belly was moving around like crazy and her vulva opened to about 1 inch, and is still today very slack and wrinkly. Anyway after a couple hours of acting like she was going to have the baby, she stood up and went to sleep. She has been acting a little colicky since then, and I have noticed if possible that she looks even less pregnant in the belly. Before you could could argue she was pregnant especially on her left side. Now both sides are even. I am debating whether to lube up and check anally if I can feel anything, or if there is absolutely no risk, besides myself having a heart attack, in waiting longer. Advice, similar circumstance?