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  • Vet wrong about pregnant mare palpation
  • Can a vet be wrong about mare palpation

 
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    11-09-2010, 11:07 PM
  #11
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Originally Posted by tealamutt    
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.

Listen to Tealamutt! She was a godsend to me when I went through my mare's pregnancy
     
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    11-10-2010, 01:33 AM
  #12
Green Broke
It is definitely possible for the vet to miss the fetus by palpation, because that happened to my mare. I bought her at the end of October 2009. Had the vet preg. Check by palpation in November 2009 and said she wasn't pregnant.

By spring she was getting a big belly even though I was riding her all the time. Had the vet palpate her at the end of April and that time he felt a foal! Bouncing baby boy was born in July 2010.

So that would make the fetus about 3 months along when the vet missed it the first time. Is that correct?

PS. Would the fact that my mare was an older broodmare have anything to do with him missing it the first time? Like her uterous was more dropped down from having a bunch of foals? Or did he just simply miss it?
     
    11-10-2010, 08:52 AM
  #13
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Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
It is definitely possible for the vet to miss the fetus by palpation, because that happened to my mare.
I think saying it is possible and saying it just happens at some phases are two different things.

Vets are human, yes they can miss things.
     
    11-10-2010, 11:03 AM
  #14
Foal
Here is one picture that I had of hero n my phone
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    11-10-2010, 11:30 AM
  #15
Foal
She is the one standing eating in that picture. Here is another one
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    11-10-2010, 11:53 AM
  #16
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She is for sure very round. It might be she just eats too much. For sure call the vet and see.

Do not know where you live but in my part of the world it is fall, time for fall shots. You can call for shots and have the US added on.
     
    11-10-2010, 12:03 PM
  #17
Foal
When I got her she was so skinny, her ribs were showing....but the belly was there. She has filled out on her ribs but the belly is getting bigger. Below is a picture of the first day I got her: She is much healthier now!
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    11-10-2010, 12:31 PM
  #18
Green Broke
To be honest, she looks more pregnant in the earlier picture than she does in the later ones, guessing she had a pretty bad worm load when you got her?

I don't think she looks pregnant in the later pictures, but it depends on where she's at in her pregnancy. How far along would she be? You said your dad got her in april, and you got her from him later. Assuming you didn't breed her yourselves, that would make her at least in her 8th month if not later. Some horses show sooner, some later, but I'd expect her to be showing more than that at this point. I'd still go for the U/S or a second palpitation to confirm, but from the looks of her I wouldn't be inclined to think she is preggo.
     
    11-10-2010, 12:42 PM
  #19
Foal
I wormed her on October 2nd so she is going to be due for another worming come the beginning of December. Dad got her in April with the "possibility she could be a few months". I just don't know. She looks bigger to me now. But I don't know if that is just because she has filled out more in her ribs.
     
    11-10-2010, 12:53 PM
  #20
Green Broke
If you got her in April and had her checked in Oct that is 6 month and you wouldn't miss a 6 month old preg palpating or ultra sound maybe 6 weeks but not at 6 months
     

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