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    01-02-2014, 11:18 PM
Originally Posted by juju112293    
My vet came out 14 days after she was covered, she said that she has to be at least 30 days. So she scheduled the appointment for 60 days. And then she did a blood test at 5months. I never got an ultra sound at the moment money was tight ( dealing with my crypt orchid gelding) so my vet recommended cheaper options. Like the blood test.
Ha wish that were the case here. I pay almost double for blood work compared to an ultrasound. After the first U/S I'd prefer to do blood work but the cost doesn't make it worth it.

And no, not necessarily.
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    01-02-2014, 11:29 PM
Okay so im going to try to explain this. Last year we moved to different house and a hour away. Our horses were boarded our two not the crypt orchid one. We had to build a corral which was expensive then we moved them over dec 1st. My lil sister got her 'gelding' for her B-day on dec 17. On dec 28 my neighbor called saying she was covered. So we had him castrated jan 10. They were together for those days because we didn't have the money to build another corral. We tried hot wire but he would run through it. We did not have the money to board him because we had to pay vet bills and pay almost 1,300 to get him castrated. I know most of you would have aborted the baby but im optimistic, if the vet said I can do it( I just have to build stalls and another small coral, to keep them warm) then I believe I can do it. Trust me this was NOT PLANNED! And me and my family have spent over $7,000 on building a safe and warm area for her and the baby to live. I have plenty of straw down and she is healthy and warm:) plus were I live it doesn't snow and its only rained once so far and still frills like summer! Today was 68 degrees!
    01-02-2014, 11:54 PM
So at the absolute latest she is 359 days in foal, if there is no baby in ten days I'd be calling your vet out to check.
    01-02-2014, 11:58 PM
Okay will do! Thank you so much:)
    01-03-2014, 01:37 AM
Originally Posted by CLaPorte432    
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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A bilateral crypt cannot produce viable sperm. But a unilateral crypt can! The retained testicles whether it be one, or both, are unable to produce normal healthy sperm. Pesky little suckers :)
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    01-03-2014, 02:12 AM
Green Broke
Some mares will not drop their milk until the last minute. Keep up your nightly checks.
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    01-03-2014, 02:19 AM
Yea I herd of that. Two weeks ago she had what I think and I my vet thinks was false labor. She was up and down breathing heavy, pacing, not eating all night. For that past week she has been not eating as much. Her normal morning breakfast is lasting till dinner and her dinner last till morning. The baby use to move LOTS( like cartwheels) two weeks ago as well and we haven't seen it move since? I herd that checking on her can delay labor? Is this common? My mare loves attention and she's a in your pocket kind of mare. Would she delay labor because I check on her?
    01-03-2014, 02:42 AM
Green Broke
They can up to a point but mine always figured out the routine and would lay down and pop them out in between my 30 minute checks. LOL

If you're pastures or hay has fescue in it that can cause delayed birthing, lack of milk production, and/or a thick sack.
    01-03-2014, 02:57 AM
Ya I bet she would do that to me! Haha for the past month I've been excited to get up and look out side, now im dragging my butt!! But I know it will all be worth it when I see a lil one :))
    01-03-2014, 06:50 PM
Heres a couple pic's of her tummy and her volva when she lays down. Ill have an udder pic up soon too!

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