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post #1 of 48 Old 01-02-2014, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Is my mare close to foaling?

Im new on this site, so please do not be rude. I tryed yahoo answers but people are incredibly rude. So heres how my mare got pregnant in winter :( we had bought a "gelding" and yes we had a pre-purchase exame and even the vet missed him beimg a cypt orchard. One testicle was in his abdomen but the other had the ability to drop down. So thats how one day our neighbor called us and told us he mounted her, we had him casterated as soon as we could. She should he due any day now but she seems to not be close? She lays down a whole lot at night and her udder is not full. Her hind end has gotten a lot looser and same with her volva. But it seems to me that shes going backwards? For a week it looked like she was going to have it any day ( she was grumpy, drematic change in udder and volva and laying down a lot in day and night) now nothing! Weird right? She has droped more to me but her udder will be there and then it wont. Shes any where from 351-370 days. Yes I know thats a big gap but thats what the vet told us when she first was pregnant checked at mare is also a maiden. Anyone have the same experience? And yes she is in a nice warm stall at night and let out in a smaller corral durring the day.Were I live its also pretty warm, hasnt been to cold,and has only rained once.
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post #2 of 48 Old 01-02-2014, 06:14 PM
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First of all, welcome to the forum! Secondly, you knew she had been covered and chose not to abort?
From what you have posted I would say relatively soon. Perhaps a week or two, maybe less but I am no expert. Can I see a pic of the mare? Perhaps some teat, belly and vulva pics would be helpful to.
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My vet said that she would be fine as long as shes in a warm big stall. Witch me and my family built for her and the baby. The vet recommend to not abort it that it will be okay, she gave me a list of demands to make sure baby and mom are safe and healthy from the winter. Wich I have met them all. And I dont know how to post pictures?
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from what i understand, a crypt doesnt have the ability to produce viable sperm...?

Do you know for sure that she is pregnant? did a vet do an ultrasound? palpation?
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Welcome We sat on foal watch with my last mare for 3 months, we just knew she would have it any day!! She was huge, her vulva was soft and loose, tail head was soft and she was cranky!!! The only thing missing was her bag, it didn't fill up until the week our colt was born. We probably would have saved us a lot of stress if we would have just waited for that sign. Even though she had every other sign in the book, everyone says wait on the bag!
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CLaPorte432: one testicle had the ability to drop down when he wanted it to and when it droped the sperm would be active. Thats how my vet discribe it. Confusing I know. And yes we had her blood taken at 5months and palpation at 2 months. And MsLady thank you for your experience, ive been on foal watch for 2 months but now I get up 3 times a night to check on her and im exhausted:)
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I dont know how to post a picture. ???
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