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post #1 of 3 Old 09-20-2013, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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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.
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Yes, pregancy can make a horse colic. With the new hormones that are in the body it can over dose some horses. Its hard on them. So forth. So they colic. Normally it will clear its self up once you hit the half way point.

Now about the heat. If a horse comes back into heat. It means they slipped the foal. We had a mare we thought was pregnant. Never came back in all good. Vet said she looked good. Then when she was coming due in 4 months. She was not getting any bigger. So we had the vet come out again. No foal. The vet said she might have had a false pregnancy or her body reusorbed everything.
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thank you for your reply. I had heard of mares showing heat like symptoms through a healthy pregnancy, so I was hoping that was the case here, but perhaps its time to get the vet to re check.
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