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    View Poll Results: Can she have very different pregnancies?
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        03-29-2013, 05:20 PM
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    I have a questions for you guys....

    I am not here to start a war, LOL. But it is just a genral question. If you have a broodmare that has had consistant pregnancies for a couple of years is it possible for her to have a pregnancy that is totally different? No, I don't have a possibly pregnant mare or know anyone who does. I was talking with one of my friends and she brought this question up. And it made me wonder!
         
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        03-29-2013, 05:41 PM
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    It is possible, although mares tend to follow their own pattern, they can have a pregnancy that breaks their own trend. It could be also changed by environmental and/or nutritional factors as well.
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        03-29-2013, 06:27 PM
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    Foal
    Ok, I have been looking around for more info on it and there is not much. So any intell would be great. I was thinking the same thing about the changes.
         
        03-29-2013, 08:03 PM
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    Ok, I have been looking around for more info on it and there is not much. So any intell would be great. I was thinking the same thing about the changes.
    If they are a seasoned broodmare and nutrition and environment stay the same, they will likely follow the same routine for bodily changes, labor signs, length of gestation, and time of day to foal. They tend to follow their previous pattern but not always.
         
        03-29-2013, 09:06 PM
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    Foal
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    If they are a seasoned broodmare and nutrition and environment stay the same, they will likely follow the same routine for bodily changes, labor signs, length of gestation, and time of day to foal. They tend to follow their previous pattern but not always.
    Ok how about this, lets say its a mini. Possible breeding to a stallion, and is in with a year old stud colt. Has been on hay and grass (no grass in winter) and possibly a little grain? I would think she would be in for changes. But that's just me..
         
        03-29-2013, 09:41 PM
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    Originally Posted by Mousie96    
    Ok how about this, lets say its a mini. Possible breeding to a stallion, and is in with a year old stud colt. Has been on hay and grass (no grass in winter) and possibly a little grain? I would think she would be in for changes. But that's just me..
    For clarity, if each pregnancy received the same feeding and exercise routines then you would expect the same kind of result with everything the same as every time before. But for a mini, close monitoring and a very food vet are especially needed. As a mare ages, her pregnancies can also change due to her physical age.
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        04-01-2013, 09:09 AM
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    Foal
    Ok, thanks Sunny!! I told her that pregnancies can change. Even on a mini, she swore that they had the same pregnancy symptoms year after year.
         
        04-01-2013, 09:23 AM
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    Mares are no different than women in that they may or may not follow a pattern. There are lots of variables that can affect pregnancy, including diet and exercise, but also hormone levels, size and health of the fetus, what condition they were in going into the pregnancy, stress, herd changes, changes in health, age, and even the weather...
         
        04-02-2013, 07:13 PM
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    Foal
    Thanks :) Man, now I wish I would have mad that bet with her! I would have made 5 bucks!
         

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