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    11-13-2008, 05:27 PM
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Foal
fat or foal!??

What do you think fat or foal?



She was covered once by my aunts secD a week later he had to be put to sleep, it was very quick, 5pm he had a bleed from one nostril by 9pm it was from both vet was called, he got there about 11pm, as was at a colic. By this time the blood was coming from his mouth, was given numerous injections, but by 3am, he was strugling to breath so vet was called again to pts.

She wasnt covered again, as nothing the right size to use.

We are hopping that Gamble got her, can't really afford to get vet out, unless an emergency, so its just wait and see, she is an arab 14.3hh, I have never seen her this shape before, or so 'fat', does she look in foal to you.
Thanks Jill
     
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    11-13-2008, 11:38 PM
  #2
Trained
How long ago was she covered by the stud?
     
    11-14-2008, 12:09 AM
  #3
Green Broke
Either in foal or wormy to me
     
    11-14-2008, 01:01 AM
  #4
Showing
Looks like a pregnant belly to me.
     
    11-14-2008, 03:03 AM
  #5
Foal
Not worms, on regular worming programme!!

She is 164 days, covered june 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th.

Jill
     
    11-14-2008, 07:56 AM
  #6
Foal
She looks like she is in foal to me- I know you said money is tight, but I would still want to have her checked to know for sure- I hate surprises!

I was a nervous nelly when I found out my mare was in foal- thank goodness the foal appeared without a hitch!
     
    11-14-2008, 11:10 AM
  #7
Yearling
Have her palpated by your vet! This is one way to be sure...surprises are no fun!
     
    11-14-2008, 03:31 PM
  #8
Trained
She looks in foal to me.
     
    11-14-2008, 04:10 PM
  #9
Weanling
Just take the test... You will be better off and it will help for financial preperation, if you decide you can keep it... ;)
     
    11-14-2008, 04:20 PM
  #10
Foal
Yes she looks in foal but she also looks like she has a grass belly (fat but only in the tummy region). Our one racing mare, no matter how in shape she was, always had a grass belly. Also my arab was "fat" but many people asked when she was due!

I know money is tight, and personally we never have a vet out unless we believe the mare is in need. We judge whether they are infoal if they come into heat or not.

Has she come into heat? A good way to check is to bring a stallion/colt (if available) or a studdish gelding and see her reaction. If neither are available rub near her tail area. If she has a, for lack of better terms, peeing I guess, than she's in heat. Keep an eye on her OR call a vet if you really want to know.
     

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