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post #1 of 9 Old 04-17-2012, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Question Is my mare pregnant

Before I start I have a call made to the vet just waiting to hear back. I was given this mare 9 months ago. She has started to shed out and she's looking pretty heavy in the belly. What do yall think. She has been pretty calm, kinda sleepy looking at times. Thanks a bunch for any help in advance:)
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post #2 of 9 Old 04-18-2012, 12:05 AM
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im going to vote no... let us know what your vet says.
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post #3 of 9 Old 04-18-2012, 11:13 AM
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No she doesn't look bred to me, especially not if she was bred before you got her. If she was pregnant and 9 months into it she'd have a bigger belly.
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post #4 of 9 Old 04-18-2012, 11:22 AM
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I would say no as well. She is not even close to as fat as a pregnant mare would be at this stage.

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post #5 of 9 Old 04-18-2012, 11:33 AM
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I'll play but I'm hedging my bets..

No she doesn't look pregnant to me, no real baby belly there.

Yes, she could be pregnant, because mares are sneaky.

Let us know what the vet says
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post #6 of 9 Old 04-18-2012, 11:48 AM
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If being calm and kind of sleepy looking were prerequisites for pregnancy, then I have 3 geldings who are going to foal!

Your mare doesn't look preggers, just out of shape. If there's any chance she's been exposed to a stally though, get the vet out to make sure.
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post #7 of 9 Old 04-18-2012, 12:06 PM
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LOL, Speedracer.
OP, your mare does not appear bred - especially 9+ months gone - but if you have any doubt, palpation is easy and usually reasonably affordable (we paid $55 for a haul-in palp recently on a mare we had brought home).
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THanks a bunch for taking the time to reply, The vet wont be out till next week, ill keep yall posted if she is.
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post #9 of 9 Old 04-21-2012, 11:09 AM
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Palpation is is more difficult to do at this stage of the game as the foal has dropped behind the pelvic rim and is hard to reach......a blood test is more accurate and probably costs the same plus it is less invasive.

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