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post #21 of 58 Old 03-04-2010, 10:55 PM
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Looks like foal movement. I've never foaled out a mare but I was there when my friends mare foaled out and there was a lot of foal movement that looked similar to that.

I'm just wondering how the vet missed it?! I personally wouldn't trust a vet after that, I mean, that's not a little baby if she's as far along as it sounds she is. I guess I'd still get her a check to be on the absolute safe side. Congrats and good luck!

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post #22 of 58 Old 03-05-2010, 12:49 AM
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That was a cool video to watch. Thanks for posting it!

My new mare isn't supposed to be pregnant, however her belly keeps getting bigger, so I may have to try that. The way I feed my guys though, it is probably just a hay belly.
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post #23 of 58 Old 03-05-2010, 01:53 AM
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I am a little confused as to how your vet could possibly have missed a 10 month pregnancy on rectal palpation. I have palpated our arabian herd, many of whom have had 10 + foals and haven't missed a single pregnancy past 90 days and I am only a 2nd year veterinary student. You need to have another vet come and check. They can do a trans-abdominal ultrasound (put the transducer right on the belly) and give you a due date as well as sex the baby.

There is NO WAY a qualified veterinarian could have missed a pregnancy that far along. Get a different vet to confirm, PLEASE!!!
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post #24 of 58 Old 03-05-2010, 06:28 AM Thread Starter
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there is NO WAY a qualified veterinarian could have missed a pregnancy that far along. Get a different vet to confirm, PLEASE!!!

Hi thank you for all your post's the vet that did the rectal was a full qualified vet at ths swanbridge vet centre about 10 miles from me I guess she got it wrong this time around that cost me £90.00 in english money has I in england lol.

I know my mare too well I guess after owning her for 10 years

I will be phoning the vets up and going to play up hell will keep you all posted
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post #25 of 58 Old 03-05-2010, 11:15 AM
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Yeah, i'm about 99% sure that mare is in foal. Kind of hard to see from the video the kicking, but you could see a bit and the pictures look like she's definitely in foal. Pretty mare. If she was used as a broodie i'm sure she'll do just fine.

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post #26 of 58 Old 03-05-2010, 02:40 PM
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She is a very cute mare. Best of luck, and I'm glad you kept on about her maybe being pregnant. I've known of a couple of people who just don't realize, or think that their horse is pregnant, and then when the time comes, they are ill prepared to deal with a baby. Keep us updated on how she's doing.
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post #27 of 58 Old 03-08-2010, 11:18 PM
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there is NO WAY a qualified veterinarian could have missed a pregnancy that far along. Get a different vet to confirm, PLEASE!!!

Hi thank you for all your post's the vet that did the rectal was a full qualified vet at ths swanbridge vet centre about 10 miles from me I guess she got it wrong this time around that cost me £90.00 in english money has I in england lol.


I didn't mean qualified as in a graduate veterinarian (we're both speaking english, but different languages you know? LOL) I meant one qualified with experience, not in a veterinary degree. Anyway, any update? Would love to know the results because that girl sure looks pregnant and if a bunch of us on the internet can diagnose her from a 20 second video, I'd be mad as hell with my vet for missing it!!!

And don't forget pics of the foal!
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post #28 of 58 Old 03-10-2010, 09:47 PM
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how could you mess something like that up it definitely looks like a foal moving in the video.....keep us posted!!

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post #29 of 58 Old 03-14-2010, 07:22 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all just a update my mare is getting biger by the day now I did take her out for a short ride yesturday and she was very good never put a foot wrong strange I thought but some one told me there are quiter to ride when in foal is this true or was it just luck she not been rode since before christmas with us having bad weather and me having a bad hip joint

I will be putting some new photo's on soon


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post #30 of 58 Old 03-14-2010, 01:23 PM
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That is a foal if I ever seen one! What was the colt? Sorry you have to find out this way but she looks like she has been well cared for and not missed a meal or a good grooming. Baby should be fine. Just a day or two before she foals she will bag up and stand funny, back legs slighly apart and behind. Being a seasoned mare she should foal just fine, but have a vet on call and the necessary items ready. ( foaling kit)
Heheheh, send a request for " child support" to the colts owner.
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