is pregnancy a possibility?
hello everybody. I shall start from the begining, regarding a mare I have recently brought. She belonged to a friend of a friend, who had owned her for several years. In april this year she was sent to stud and covered. Unfortunatly the stud was a bit of a cowboy outfit and their so called professional scanners had missed twin embryos. These were then picked up on her return home and due to her being around 35 days pregnant were aborted as they were identical twins (egg had split rather than 2 seperate eggs being fertilized) as they were in the same sack, pinching 1 off would have been extremely difficult. Unfortunatly the mare held on to the twins despite being PGd until 45 days. Eventually she was given a saline infusion and was scanned as open. Her then owner was told by the vet that she had lost the breeding season because the mare would have developed endometrial cups (this is where I just don't get it!) an so would still be producing pregnancy hormones so wouldnt come into season for the rest of the year. Because of this her then owner decided to turn her out with a yearling colt to ''teach him how to behave''. She was running with him until mid november. It was in mid november that I agreed to buy the mare as the owner was having health issues that meant she could no longer care for her. I was unaware of this until I mentioned to my friend who is the owners friend that the mare is getting a right old belly on her. She's all clear in a worm count so I know its not a wormy belly. So is it possible that she could have been in season despite her being aborted after 35 days? And could a colt aged between 12 and 18 months have covered her sucessfully? The previous owner has assured me that the colt never showed any interest in the mare whilst they were together but after her not being honest about the mares issues earlier in the year im not sure what to believe! A vet will be coming to examine her once the festive period is over with as obviously id rather know for sure either way. If she's pregnant she can be a field ornament if she's not she can start doing some work once her weigh is upto where it should be. Thanks in advance for any answers :)