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  • Can you see a baby moving in a phantom pregnancy in horses
  • Differences between false and normal pregnancy in mares

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    03-09-2012, 10:39 PM
  #11
Weanling
Fescue hay toxicity?


What are you feeding?
     
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    03-09-2012, 10:41 PM
  #12
Weanling
Also they will look less pregnant as they get close. The foal is moved into delivery position.
     
    03-10-2012, 10:58 AM
  #13
Weanling
Any news? I realize its only been a day but..... wishful thinking? Did you find anyone to recital check yet?
     
    03-10-2012, 07:15 PM
  #14
Foal
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Originally Posted by GhostwindAppaloosa    
fescue hay toxicity?


What are you feeding?
Wow, I just realized I had some replies here. I have actually looked into this, from what I can tell Fescue grass is very common so she probably has had access to it during the pregnancy. The hay we get here is from a grass called estrella, plus I have read that fescue grass seeds, estrella doesn't, and I don't have any grass in the pasture the last year that have grown tall and had seeds. I don't know if this rules out the possibility. Because of her size, if there is a foal in there I don't think it is growing too large. Can fescue hay cause an abortion? If she had one would I be able to tell for sure?

I have been giving her Farnam mare plus since a couple months before she was bred, can vitamins for pregnant mares cause a mare to have a false pregnancy?
     
    03-10-2012, 07:18 PM
  #15
Weanling
Well in the first picture the mare looks pregnant...I see a belly and what looks like the butt muscle all softened as they look sunken.......in the second picture no belly, and no sunken butt muscles.

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    03-10-2012, 09:29 PM
  #16
Foal
I didn't take another picture today, but as of 10 min ago she was standing in her stall looking uncomfortable. While I was riding, she was lying down/ standing up and pawing. I have shavings in her stall, my only real option that or putting all hay in there... and since she has been tricking me out, that would have been a lot of wasted hay. Anyway she has pawed all the shavings to the back of her stall and she looks miserable. She is still eating/drinking/pooping. Even though she sort of lost the pregnant look it is hard for me to deny her behavior since she has always been so consistent, I could count on my one hand the times I have caught her lying down in 15yrs. My reasoning is that if she was faking, she would probably have stopped by now and if she is a great faker all I can do is wait. Also if she lost the baby I would have seen something. If it is in there it is getting ready to come out and there is nothing I can really do about it. I read on the internet that a healthy baby was born after 440 days. So I am holding hope everything is fine. And that she isn't going to try and break that record.
     
    03-10-2012, 09:35 PM
  #17
Foal
Honey last Sunday... playing a trick on me

This is a picture my brother took last Sunday at around midnight, I really thought she was going to have the baby then. From my human doctor consultations... they told me sometimes people have a fake labor a week or two before they really go into labor as the baby goes into position. This is what I hope happened. I also think, if she was having a false pregnancy after that last Sunday she would have stopped.
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    03-10-2012, 09:43 PM
  #18
Foal
Sorry but I don't think she looks bred. The last photo she shows a very round hind end and at the end of term the butt will look saggy and the tail head will be prominent.

I also wouldn't put much stock in "hearing the baby move". The baby is so surrounded by muscle an fluid there is no way to hear a heart beat or movement.
     
    03-10-2012, 10:09 PM
  #19
Foal
That mare certainly looks extremely healthy ,,, your care for her is spot on ,,,, as to a baby ??? I have my doubts maybe you had a false pregnancy ,,, after her episode Sunday night maybe she has in her mind had it,,,, bet she comes in heat very soon now
     
    03-10-2012, 10:14 PM
  #20
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Big Black Crow    
Sorry but I don't think she looks bred. The last photo she shows a very round hind end and at the end of term the butt will look saggy and the tail head will be prominent.

I also wouldn't put much stock in "hearing the baby move". The baby is so surrounded by muscle an fluid there is no way to hear a heart beat or movement.
Not true. I have 2 show mares and one is prone to colic when stressed so I have become accustomed to frequently listening to her gut sounds. While I have my stethoscope out I always check my other mare too. She is now 10 months pregnant and I can clearly tell the difference between her normal guts sounds... and the thumping of the baby. Your right you cannot hear the babies heartbeat though.
     

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