*Disclaimer* This is not a question to rile anyone up. I do not have a pregnant mare that I am denying prenatal care too, I have never even had a pregnant mare or a foal. This is just a question that I have in my mind because of some of you flaming others for not having a vet out for pregnant or assumed pregnant mares.
What ailments of mare and foal could be solved by prenatal checks? I ask this because when I had my kids, it seemed that all they did was assure I was still pregnant every time... And check for any deformities in the fetus- that they could not have done anything about anyway. It just gave me the option to know and terminate the pregnancy if I did not desire a child with said disabilities. I don't think they do these tests on horses anyway. I know there is a small chance for twins, and I read that they could pinch one off, giving the other a chance to live. Are there any other things a vet could diagnose and change the outcome of in a visibly heathy pregnant mare? I think that most o the foal deaths I have heard of could not have been prevented anyhow. I feel that it is a little extreme to call someone sick and declaring that they should not own horses if they are not getting prenatal care for said mare. I am just fine with being wrong, and thus educated about why I am wrong. Thanks!
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