Not sure if my mare is pregnant - The Horse Forum

 209Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 136 Old 06-02-2013, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: California
Posts: 62
• Horses: 1
Not sure if my mare is pregnant

My mare is in heat and got into the stallions paddock. No one was home while she was in there so I'm not sure if he got her or if he did, how many times. Is there anyway I can tell before the next time she comes into heat? If she is pregnant any vitamins or supplements I should put her on?
Serenity is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 136 Old 06-02-2013, 02:21 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: OK
Posts: 9,751
• Horses: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
My mare is in heat and got into the stallions paddock. No one was home while she was in there so I'm not sure if he got her or if he did, how many times. Is there anyway I can tell before the next time she comes into heat? If she is pregnant any vitamins or supplements I should put her on?
Talking from experience, that's all it takes, just get the 2 together, they'll take care of the rest. If you know the exact date she was in with him, or dates, go approximately 17 - 21 days out from that date and have her palpated and ultrasounded to find out if she's pregnant. If you reallllllly don't want her pregnant, she probably is. The earlier you get her checked, (you can even have her checked at 14 or 15 days but that's not as fool proof) the easier it is to terminate the pregnancy if she's pregnant. Call your vet tomorrow, he might be willing to give a shot or just flush her at some point without knowing she's pregnant, kind of a "just in case" kind of thing. You'll still need to check her to be sure though.

Feed, vitamins, and all that, don't change much until the 2nd trimester when she starts to lactate and the foal puts on the last growth spurt. I keep an eye on my mares to make sure no one loses a bunch of weight once they're pregnant, and I just keep them in good flesh and I give a daily vitamin anyhow. A good, daily multivitamin would be all she'd need.

If you decide to go through with the pregnancy (if she's in foal) then ask your vet about how selenium deficient, or not, your area is. Here, I give a Magnesium, E and Selenium supplement because we're known to be pretty much ZERO for Selenium.
dbarabians likes this.

Dreamcatcher Arabians is offline  
post #3 of 136 Old 06-02-2013, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: California
Posts: 62
• Horses: 1
If she's pregnant I'm deffinently going through with her pregnancy. I'll call a vet out. I have her on a daily vitamin already so I'll keep giving that to her. She was with the stallion May 31st, if he did get her do you know approximately when she's due. I've never had a pregnant mare. My aunts always had the foals. Also, I heard they need to eat more then usual.. Is that true? Sorry for asking so much I just want an easy pregnancy for my mare.
Serenity is offline  
post #4 of 136 Old 06-02-2013, 05:42 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: OK
Posts: 9,751
• Horses: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
If she's pregnant I'm deffinently going through with her pregnancy. I'll call a vet out. I have her on a daily vitamin already so I'll keep giving that to her. She was with the stallion May 31st, if he did get her do you know approximately when she's due. I've never had a pregnant mare. My aunts always had the foals. Also, I heard they need to eat more then usual.. Is that true? Sorry for asking so much I just want an easy pregnancy for my mare.
That's ok, no problem at all with all the questions you want to ask. Let me correct something, I typed 2nd trimester in my first response and that's not correct. At the beginning of the 3rd trimester is when I start really increasing the feed. At any time, if she starts to look like she's dropping weight, you can up the amount of food you're feeding her. But she really shouldn't have too much demand on her body until the beginning of her last trimester.

She'd be "due" roughly May 6 - 11, if you go for somewhere between 340 and 345 days. She could go more or less depending on her. Has she ever had a foal that you know of?

Dreamcatcher Arabians is offline  
post #5 of 136 Old 06-02-2013, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: California
Posts: 62
• Horses: 1
I've only had for about 8-9 months. Her last owners starved her and the other horse she was with and abused drugs and alcohol so they know nothing about my mare. I think she has had another foal because her nipples sag down as if she's had milk in them. Is there any other way I can tell if she's had another foal?
Serenity is offline  
post #6 of 136 Old 06-02-2013, 10:34 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,274
• Horses: 0
Okay I am going to be the one to step up and ask WHY would you keep her pregnant? It sounds like she was a rescue? You don't know anything about her history. Is she registered? Is she bred to a stallion that would have this foal eligible for a registry?

Sorry but with so many unwanted horses out there I do not support an "oops" foal from an unregistered mare and stallion that do not compliment each other.
Misty'sGirl and equiniphile like this.

BB ~ 2014 Trakehner Bratty Mare ~ 1993 CSHA Em ~ 2007 Standardbred
NBEventer is offline  
post #7 of 136 Old 06-02-2013, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: California
Posts: 62
• Horses: 1
I'm not going to kill a baby horse and why does my horse have to be registered? The stallion is registered, I already know that and why can't I breed a rescue?
Serenity is offline  
post #8 of 136 Old 06-02-2013, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: California
Posts: 62
• Horses: 1
She doesn't really have a history. She was left in a pasture to fend for herself. I trained her and everything. I did all the work with her, her past owners left her. I don't get what's so wrong with her breeding. And I didn't purposely breed her, fyi. She got through the fence when no one was home.
Serenity is offline  
post #9 of 136 Old 06-02-2013, 10:54 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Posts: 11,473
• Horses: 3
The reason many are against an accidental breeding is because of what happened to your horse before you got, neglected. To give a horse the best start in life, you plan it, study bloodlines, and hopefully end up with a horse that is valuable will be wanted. An unregistered foal of unknown lineage is more likely to end up starved, or in a kill pen if something happens to you and you can't keep horses any longer. Also another unplanned foal in the world takes up space that could be for a rescue already on this earth. However, it's your horse, your choice.
EvilHorseOfDoom likes this.
waresbear is offline  
post #10 of 136 Old 06-02-2013, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: California
Posts: 62
• Horses: 1
I'm keeping the foal and I find it kinda rude that you think unregistered foals are unwanted. Who cares if it's not purebred? If someone really loved horses the breed or whether it's purebred or not shouldn't matter. And there are tons of registered/purebred horses that are neglected. Just because it's unplanned does not mean I am going to kill this foal because of it not being registered or purebred. The stallion has great bloodline and we have a beautiful healthy foal from him right now. I'm really offended by how your going about my mare being pregnant with a mixed breed..
Serenity is offline  
Reply

Tags
mare , pregnant

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I just got a new mare... and she is pregnant! justicehorse Horse Breeding 38 10-26-2012 10:22 AM
Is my mare pregnant countrygirl1 Horse Breeding 8 04-21-2012 11:09 AM
Pregnant mare showing in season to another mare Sandy65 Horse Breeding 7 09-12-2011 09:31 AM
Pregnant Mare, Help! Missdv Horse Breeding 19 02-27-2011 08:05 PM
You know your mare is getting too pregnant when....... JMJ~Arabians Horse Breeding 5 04-01-2008 12:51 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome