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post #1 of 5 Old 11-09-2012, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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I got a new mini mare in the beginning of last month. I knew she was pregnant when I bought her, and I was fine with that. She was due around May next year. Since I got her she has been fine, nothing unusual about her at all, but today when I got home there was a fetus still in the sack laying on the ground. I checked it and made sure everything was there in its entirety, which it was.

She's been a broodmare for a good part of her life and she's had another foal by this stud before.

I'm having a pretty rough time with this. Does anyone know what could've caused this or what I need to do now?
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post #2 of 5 Old 11-09-2012, 04:36 PM
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so sorry to hear this. The only way to really be sure is to get the vet to do a post mortem. There could be any number of reasons why she would abort at this stage.
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post #3 of 5 Old 11-09-2012, 04:37 PM
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Miniatures are notorious, for having pregnancy/foaling problems. We hear of it constantly, on the Mini Horse forum. Nothing you could have done and not your fault. I'm sure it's ghastly to find a fetus as you did, but it often happens with Minis. Don't beat yourself up over this. Long-time Mini breeders often have the same problems.

I expect, if she's breeding quality, you could breed her in the spring again. However, if she's not an absolutely top-notch example of the breed, then don't breed. Way too many Minis about right now. 177 were just confiscated and are up for auction and adoption. Thousands not finding homes. Even superb horses with championships under their belt, almost being sold for next to nothing and/or even being given away.

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post #4 of 5 Old 11-09-2012, 07:17 PM
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So sorry for your loss. It's never easy. Glad you still have your mare though.

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post #5 of 5 Old 11-09-2012, 07:32 PM
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Very sorry for your loss. Nature has a way of taking care of itself, even when it breaks our hearts.
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