Is my mare pregnant?

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeding

Is my mare pregnant?

This is a discussion on Is my mare pregnant? within the Horse Breeding forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        11-09-2010, 03:09 PM
    Is my mare pregnant?

    Hey everyone! I am new to the forum. My dad purchased a horse back in April. He gave her to me and I have had her for about 2 months. When he bought her, there was a "possibility" that she was pregnant. I had the vet come out at the beginning of October and he said no. However, I also heard that after a horse is at a certain point in their pregnancy, a palpatation isn't accurate anyway. Everyone at the barn I board her at swears up and down that she is pregnant. She does have a big belly. How will I know for sure? Is there a way to post a pic on here to get everyone's opinion? Thanks so much!
    Sponsored Links
        11-09-2010, 03:14 PM
    The only way to know for sure is to ask the vet again.

    Photos posted on the internet will not give you a concrete answer.
        11-09-2010, 03:25 PM
    Ok thank you! I may call another vet out to do an ultrasound. Or I know they have weefoal but I don't know how easy it would be to get her to pee on a stick.
        11-09-2010, 03:27 PM
    You should post pics anyways :) ! But only the vet will be able to say for sure of course!
        11-09-2010, 03:29 PM
    I could post pics just to get some do I do that? ;)
        11-09-2010, 03:38 PM
    Oh wait I figured out how to do it. I am going to take a few tonight from different angles and get them posted on here!
        11-09-2010, 03:44 PM
    Green Broke
    If you don't know when/where/if the mare was bred, an U/S is a good idea anyways, pasture breeding can lead to a higher incidence of twins. Also, is she DOES turn out to be bred. With some measurements of the fetus on U/S, the vet can get you a rough gestational age and due date for the foal.
        11-09-2010, 05:53 PM
    Thank you! How much do ultrasounds usually cost?
        11-09-2010, 06:27 PM
    I called my vet about my preggo mare and they said an ultra-sound (if I took her there) would be about $45. Now that I have to have the vet come out for the ultrasound I am guessing it will be more,but I don't know how much...

    I had another one done on a mare probably a year ago and they came to the house and I believe it was around $55-$65
        11-09-2010, 07:12 PM
    Originally Posted by Kcombs7    
    I also heard that after a horse is at a certain point in their pregnancy, a palpatation isn't accurate anyway.

    Nope, wrong! You can always palpate the foal. I have palpated our arabian herd (about 60+ girls) all through their pregnancies and I have never not been able to feel the fetus.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Pregnant Mare? Sugarmama Horse Breeding 20 01-12-2010 12:46 PM
    Pregnant Mare dixiegirl Horse Riding 16 03-26-2009 10:01 PM
    Pregnant Mare barrels91 Horse Health 8 01-20-2009 11:11 PM
    Pregnant Mare - HELP !! Roxanne Horse Health 19 04-09-2007 01:46 PM
    pregnant mare hrsesandmore Horse Health 9 02-23-2007 01:15 PM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:03 AM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0