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    12-07-2009, 07:34 PM
Question Pregnant Mare?

Okay, so my horse Sugar has been looking big lately and me and my aunt think we know why...A couple days ago our neighbors 2 stallions got out me and my aunt found out from our neighbor, we always let Sugar roam around our property and our neighbor said she saw the stallions on our property our problem is that we don't know if she is pregnant or not is there any way to find out? And if she is what do we need to do to get prepared?
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    12-07-2009, 07:38 PM
How long ago did this happen? You can have your vet palpate her and they can tell you if she is or not!!!
    12-07-2009, 07:40 PM
About a week ago
    12-07-2009, 07:46 PM
You are not going to be able to tell if she was bred a weekago. She isn't going to look any different.

I would suggest having the vet the come out to give her the shot to flush the pregnancy if you don't want the foal.
    12-07-2009, 07:48 PM
In about 10 more days have your vet out to see if she is. I would not wait because it takes about 5 months for a mare to really know. Is this your first mare? Would this be your first foal as well? The sooner you know the better off you are. Do you know if your neighbor saw your mare and stud on top of each other? Do you know if your mare was in heat? If she comes back that she isn't I would put a top strand of electric fence separating her from the studs otherwise you might end up with a bred mare without you knowing it.
    12-07-2009, 07:57 PM
She was in heat, the neighbor said she didnt see them on top of each other but she saw him trying to mount her.This is my first mare and foal as well.
    12-07-2009, 08:01 PM
Do you want to have the foal?
    12-13-2009, 12:54 PM
Our only problem is financial issues, we want to have the foal but it will cost a lot to have her.
    12-13-2009, 08:03 PM
Green Broke
If you realise that financial issues are going to be a problem, if you find she is prego, have it terminated. Plus if you dcide to keep it you have to think about what the foal will be like... How are the possible fathers conformation? Your mares? Temperments?

I think you should have her palpated ASAP and if she is, have it terminated before it is too late and you have a backyard baby you can't afford.

I would also talk to the stallions' owner and ask them to either put up some electric wire of fix the fence, and since they were the ones at fault(their boys after all) see if they will help with the vet bill to see if she is prego and then if they will help if you choose to have it terminated...
    12-13-2009, 09:55 PM
Green Broke
As said above, you would not see pregnancy related differences at this point. If you want to be sure, have the vet out for a check and decide from there. If you are unable to provide for the foal, there are options and they are far preferable to having a horse you can't provide for.

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