Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
Pregnant mare questions: Colic and Showing Heat??
I have been around pregnant mares before, but this year is interesting. There are 4 mares in foal, and two have been showing like they were in standing heat. They are both confirmed in foal for may 2014, no signs of having slipped the foal, in their earlier check up the vet pronounced them breeding sound and both mare and foal healthy. This interestingly enough, is happening when suddenly a bunch of mares came into heat, over half the mares on the farm simultaneously. Any one experienced this?
The other question is about colicing mares. One of the other, non in heat mares coliced about 3 weeks ago. It was unusual because nothing had changed. Same pasture, hay, grain, feeding times. She is in foal for april 2014. It was quite a severe case, vet rushed out and said she had a 50% chance. She did recover, and seemed normal. Yesterday morning she was showing colic symptoms again, so she was dosed with some oil and walked until she recovered. Could this be pregnancy related? No new feed, nothing changed.