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  • Broodmare Inertia
  • Signs to call vet late term equine pregnancy

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    03-14-2012, 01:46 AM
  #41
Yearling
If not pregnant Honey could be colicky.
     
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    03-14-2012, 11:18 AM
  #42
Weanling
Uterine Inertia
Uterine Inertia is sneaky and not easily recognizable. The mares water bag does in fact rupture and she takes on the form of a foaling mare. Soon however, the weak intermittent contractions cease and the mare may even resume eating and walking around as though all were normal. This situation can be lethal as the foals lifeline could or could not be functional. This is the moment that a well advised horseman (vet) will meticulously scrub and slide a cupped hand inside the mare, determined an aligned foal, and then give a tug on one foot. This Small gesture can in fact prompt that mare to resume rhythmic contractions. (unless contractions ceased before the foal made it far enough into the birth canal to grasp)
There are those rare cases however when a mare needs more than a simple tug to start contractions. Some mares make you do it all alone, giving little or no help and with no contractions. These foals must be manually pulled out, (or be induced with medication to restart contractions BY A VET) ever so gently, into the world,

I saw this article in Blessed are the Broodmare and thought of your mare. I was curious so I called my vet for a little more info. What is in parentheses and bold is just what I added from what my vet told me. Your mares episode where you thought she was going into labor just seems very peculiar. Its unlikely this is what happened but my vet said after experiencing uterine inertia the mare can show little to no discomfort. If the foals umbilical cord isn't compromised it can stay this way for a little while, but is more susceptible to illness. The mare may seem uncomfortable, or colicky, and even show other signs of labor. It is a matter of time before it is fatal to both the mare and foal. I'm not trying to freak you out or anything, Just trying to share some info, that I found quite interesting. I had never heard of this before.
     
    03-17-2012, 03:39 AM
  #43
Foal
Both Mares were having false pregnancies because of a corpus letum, or something I have to search online better. I had a heck of a time getting a vet out to see them, and ended up trailering both mares to the city. They are both okay and are going to get the treatment to break apart this fake bean baby and hopefully come into heat again asap so we can try again and go through all this anticipation and stress again. I am leaving Honey in the barn with the stud where there is a vet with a ultrasound. I am not taking her home until she shows a baby is in there!!! My trainer cried over this more than me, I just feel relieved to know what is going on, He feels devastated since he spent the last year talking to the babies that weren't there. I just have to admire how sneaky they both were getting a year off, and the best stalls and all that extra food.
     
    03-17-2012, 12:57 PM
  #44
Yearling
Ah,major bummer!All that waiting for nothing.. I can't believe both of them had the same issue,that's so weird. I sincerely hope that this time all goes as it should!
     
    03-17-2012, 01:22 PM
  #45
Foal
Aww Sara , sorry ,,, but glad they are healthy,, please tell Santiago I am sorry ,,,, but next time you will have access to an ultra sound, to be sure they take ,, snowing like boo--- here grrrrrrrr I rode yesterday was all pumped thinking spring is here but nooooooooooo,,,, talk soon xxx
Ang
     
    03-17-2012, 02:19 PM
  #46
Foal
Trust Honey to have a marble loose in there !!!!
     

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