Shouldn't she have an udder by now though? I mean if she's due the end of April we have only another week and her nipples are swollen but no udder. I will try to get more pictures tonight but it's hard because it's usually a struggle to catch her and get near her because she just trots away. But she is getting use to coming in the barn at night so when I open the stall door she runs in and I can usually get close to her then. She definitely looks larger on her left side than right side but then her right side is big too. I've seen pregnant minis before and this close to delivery I was expecting her to be huge, most minis I've seen look like they won't fit through a door way by now.
I want my vet to come out and I will once I get paid on the 22nd, I might have the money now, just waiting to balance the ole check book. She is only 4 from what the old owner told me but then she told me she had 3 foals already, she that would mean she was two when she had her first foal, don't know how realistic that is... I'm fairly new to this so I'm learning little by little. I've wrapped her tail, do night checks and keep her off the grass for the most part, which I do anyway because my other mini has foundered about 2yrs ago so I learned my lesson there.
But the other thing is the old owner mentioned the stallion being removed in the end of March, so that would make her due in February right? But I know she said April is when she's due several times... so maybe I'm mistaken but I think a phone call to her is about due at this point. I'm just confused I thought she should have more of an udder by now. I've had goats and sheep for years and when they bagged up it was almost certain 4wks away and I always saw the births because I knew the timing. Are they not similar? What are the signs of impending delivery in mares?