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post #1 of 27 Old 12-06-2010, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Is my mare pregnant?

Hello you all!
I have a wonderful Polish Arabian mare and I bred her to a beautiful red Quarter horse - pasture breeding.
I left her there for two weeks when she started showing singns of "heat".
So, about 300 day's have passed and I really need a second opinion on her pregnancy. I am "new" at this - foal/pregnancy thing - and I am not sure whether she is preggers' or not.
Her udders did not "drop" (or grow) yet, but she did gain a lot of weight.
Thank's to all!
P.S.... I would put pics on, but I don't know how to on this web.
If any-one could help, it would be lovely!!!
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post #2 of 27 Old 12-06-2010, 09:34 AM
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Did you ever have her checked by a vet to even confirm she was in foal?

About the only ways to know for sure if a mare is pregnant is to have a vet check her and/or you see feet coming out of her...
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post #3 of 27 Old 12-06-2010, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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This is her... This after noon...
And, no I didn't get her chaked by a vet. A real good friend of mine who has been around horses most of his life sed she is pregnant. But I just wanted a second opinion.
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post #4 of 27 Old 12-06-2010, 11:43 AM
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So you went 300 days without even knowing whether she was pregnant or not? So she hasn't received any kind of vet care?


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post #5 of 27 Old 12-06-2010, 11:46 AM
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When in doubt, call your vet
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post #6 of 27 Old 12-06-2010, 11:51 AM
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Another vote that it is time to call a vet.

Since I have to assume you do your own vaccinating since you have not had a vet out at all in the last year do you not think it is a good idea to at least have a relationship with a vet in case something goes wrong during foaling?
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post #7 of 27 Old 12-06-2010, 11:57 AM
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Oh good lord

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post #8 of 27 Old 12-06-2010, 11:57 AM
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I'm on the vet band wagon. Your mare also needs some good quality meals. That foal is going to draw a lot of nutrition away from her and she is already thin. She'll drop even more weight once she's nursing.

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post #9 of 27 Old 12-06-2010, 11:59 AM
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1: Vet. 2: More nutrition. 3: She is either pregnant or has a load of worms.

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post #10 of 27 Old 12-06-2010, 12:08 PM
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How old is your mare? Did you have a pre-breeding exam done? She definitely needs more food before she gives birth (if she is preg)
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