Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians
Was this mare never preg checked by a vet?
I had the vet up in the spring to give vaccinations. While she was here, Shadow Freaked out badly when the vet inserted the needle! ( I had only had her for obout 2 months t the time....had no idea how she responded to vaccinated). I asked the vet to confirm whether or not she was pregnant, but the vet said that she would have to tranquilize her in order to take blood for the preggo test. She said she didn't have time to do it then......my husband was against the idea....he is such a softie and said that we should just let nature take its course and continue watching for signs. We had a foal born on our farm 2 years ago and were familiar with the signs and care or a pregnant mare. Just this past month I called the vet again and she insisted that she even tranquilize her to do an ultra sound. Shadow really gave her a run for her money! Again...my husband was not happy with that alternative! I plan on calliing another vet in the area if something doesn't happen by the end of this month.
I contacted her former owner and she confirmed that she got out only one night with a stud. She sold her with the info that she may be preggo. My husband and I just planned on preparing for a foal. We bought her b/c she is really sweet and a safe mount for trails. If she is pregnant, we will keep her baby forever.