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        11-17-2010, 05:07 PM
      #11
    Foal
    Okay, I am saving up money.. I don't have my horses boarded and can't have a vet show up in a second with a ultrasound, for right now, I just want opinions.
         
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        11-17-2010, 06:27 PM
      #12
    Foal
    I am saving for a vet to come, and this is not a silly question, I want a opinion.
         
        11-18-2010, 08:32 AM
      #13
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Blossom    
    Okay, I am saving up money.. I don't have my horses boarded and can't have a vet show up in a second with a ultrasound, for right now, I just want opinions.
    I have never heard the excuse of not boarding being a reason to not have a vet out.

    Call the vet and make an appointment.

    They do come to private barns too.


    And if you were told when you purchased her that she might have been exposed to a stallion why did you not start saving then?

         
        11-18-2010, 05:04 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Okay, no need to get smart with people, this is MY opinion, I don't need YOU to tell me what to do. And really this is NON of your business about vets anyways. We can't just jump up and call a vet with a $200 fee to pay you know. And I don't need you to tell me to call a vet.
         
        11-18-2010, 05:17 PM
      #15
    Trained
    I'm sorry but anytime you ask 'ís my mare pregnant?' you will be told to call a vet, no one can tell you for sure if she is or not, and if there is any doubt then she should be checked.

    I really do understand money issues, BUT we have a responsibility to do our best for our horses. This is not an urgent thing, so call the vet and make arrangements for them to call in when they are already in the area, that cuts the cost, or put the mare in a trailer and haul her in, then it's even cheaper.

    The cost of getting her checked is actually very cheap especially compared to the cost of losing her, or her foal or both if she is pregnant.
         
        11-18-2010, 05:27 PM
      #16
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Blossom    
    okay, no need to get smart with people, this is MY opinion, I don't need YOU to tell me what to do. And really this is NON of your business about vets anyways. We can't just jump up and call a vet with a $200 fee to pay you know. And I don't need you to tell me to call a vet.
    Really? Then why are you ASKING about how to figure out if your mare is pregnant or not?

    THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW FOR CERTAIN IF YOUR MARE IS PREGNANT IS TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A VET.

    I can't believe all the people on here who have horses who think calling the vet for major things like pregnancy, mouth problems, back pain, and leg issues is out of the norm. Either you're too cheap, too poor, or don't really care about your horse's welfare.

    If you can't afford to care for a horse properly, and that means calling a vet out when it's necessary, then you shouldn't have one.

    Owning a horse isn't like owning a car. They're living, breathing, feeling, sentient beings who deserve proper medical, dental, foot, and feeding care.
         
        11-18-2010, 05:39 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    OK, this thread seems like it is starting to become one of 'those' types of threads. There are certain people that always have to jump into the convo as soon as it starts turning South, and make it worse, and then the OP defends themself, and it goes on and on...
    The OP asked for opinions as to whether or not her mare looks prego. The answer was yes, but have a vet out anyway. OP says she is saving up money for the vet, so what is the big deal? There isn't a huge rush to get her checked, because if she is prego, it looks like she is too bug to flush her anyway, and she isn't having much trouble with pregnancy as it seems.

    Blossom- my mare had mood swings too! One day she was so b*tchy, that when I was checking her teats, she turned on me and bit my back, and threw me! She automatically knew she had hurt me, and was sorry afterwards though. Just make sure you know when she is in a bad mood, to be EXTRA careful when you are around her, especially her belly and teats, because the can become tender and sore. That was why my mare bit me, because they were soo sore.
         
        11-18-2010, 06:16 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    If you can't afford a vet find one who will take payments!!! Our vet has held car titles, payment plans, traded out for remodeling work, and any other number of things! Why do folks run to the doctor when they are preggers but think...hmmm "maybe" I'll have the vet out if my girl is knocked up...
    Vet care for preggers mares isn't "OPTIONAL" It's just good for them. And good starts for the babies. If you didn't want a baby it's probably to late to abort it now without endangering her life as well. :(
    I know breeders who have been doing this for years, like 30+ and still have the vet out for every single pregnancy!!! You never know what can go wrong.
         
        11-18-2010, 06:25 PM
      #19
    Foal
    Yeah, she is VERY moody like all the time! :) and you guys, I know you don't know for sure unless you call a vet, but again I will say, "I just want opinions!" gosh!, just about everyone needs to take a chill pill.
         
        11-18-2010, 06:26 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    Sorry my opinion was call a vet and know for sure she is ok...but I edited this post for you...sorry to bother you with ideas
         

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