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post #11 of 58 Old 02-21-2010, 07:14 PM
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There would be not the slightest external sign in a mare only three weeks into a pregnancy. Her belly would not look any different, her udders would not look any different. Most mares don't show any changes in body shape until nearly seven months along or later. Your best way to tell if a mare is bred is at or after day 21 (three weeks) a vet can do a rectal palpitation - which you have had done, and the vet TOLD you there is no baby. If you are still concerned, like someone mentioned, shell out the bucks and have an ultrasound done.
ITA with Indy.
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post #12 of 58 Old 02-22-2010, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
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There would be not the slightest external sign in a mare only three weeks into a pregnancy. Her belly would not look any different, her udders would not look any different. Most mares don't show any changes in body shape until nearly seven months along or later. Your best way to tell if a mare is bred is at or after day 21 (three weeks) a vet can do a rectal palpitation - which you have had done, and the vet TOLD you there is no baby. If you are still concerned, like someone mentioned, shell out the bucks and have an ultrasound done.
if the mare is in foal she will be about to give birth in a few week's,
the colt got into the mare's field last year march april time

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post #13 of 58 Old 02-22-2010, 05:52 AM
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but i was told 3 weeks ago a colt got into the mare's field.
You said three weeks ago. I guess you meant you were told three weeks ago that it happend 10 months ago?

That does not look like an advanced pregnancy, and you already had your vet check, so I would say not pregnant. If you are still convinced, then have another vet check her. I HIGHLY doubt a vet could miss a foal that's near ready to be born though, they take up a lot of room in the mare!
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post #14 of 58 Old 02-22-2010, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
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yes was told 3 weeks ago wish i was told when it happened
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I'm sorry, I had misunderstood your original post and was under the impression your mare was only bred (possibly) three weeks ago.

But I'd still back your vet at this point. If your mare is 10 months along, as CheyAut said it would be very difficult for your vet to "miss" the baby on a palpitation. It's a good idea to be prepared in any case, of course, have the supplies you need and keep your vet on call. But I'd trust your vet's greater wisdom at this point, if he says no baby, assume there is no baby. As I mentioned in a previous post, if you are concerned he might be wrong, ask him to do an ultrasound.
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post #16 of 58 Old 03-04-2010, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all taken thhis tonight of my mare's belly i would like to hear what people think is this my mare breathing or is there something moving ?


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post #17 of 58 Old 03-04-2010, 05:00 PM
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Have a vet come out and re-check her. That looks like a foal moving to me.
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post #18 of 58 Old 03-04-2010, 05:08 PM
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I definitely have to agree with Joe on this one. That's not just your mare breathing. I think your vet screwed up.
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post #19 of 58 Old 03-04-2010, 06:46 PM
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That looks about like the foal movement we had last year on our rescue Arab mare around 10 months along. I'd be shocked if she wasn't in foal, but then again, she looks in foal to me as well, so what do I know. At this point, you could ultrasound or just wait. Ultrasounds are only $125 around here.
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post #20 of 58 Old 03-04-2010, 08:54 PM
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That certainly looks like foal movement to me. Since your first vet seems to have "missed" a baby with a mare this late in her pregnancy, getting another vet out with a second opinion might be a very good idea.

Good for you for sticking to your guns on this. You know your mare best!

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