Tealamutt ~ I'm glad you encouraged me, I actually do feel a lot better now having it done. The vet was kind of uncomfortable with trying to work out gestational age, which is why I think he called the colleague. He said it was a little misleading due to the size of the foal - it's a big one. But I guess the body fat layer, and like you mentioned, eye size were the best indicators of age he took into account. He was hesitant and prefaced everything with "I could be wrong, but..." but even still, I feel much more comfortable with where things stand now. I think seeing her CAL so low and knowing her cervix was still nice and tight were just as big a part of that as what the colleague had to say about the ultrasound, so everything together makes me relax a bit more, and realize my mare is just weird like that
. He did leave me two more packets of milk test so I can get her on a nightly testing routine between now and her due date.
Feathered Feet ~ again, I am so sorry. Haven't been able to get poor Halcyon off my mind all day. Do they know why she lost it? I know your daughter was thinking about going down to just her stallion and this mare. Does this change her plans any for the upcoming year?