I bought a mare at the end of January. She was with a stud colt, because the guy was too lazy or cheap to get him gelded. And I could've sworn that she was in heat recently.
Well I recently had the vet out to give her shots, coggins, a fecal, and have her teeth floated. The fisrt thing Doc asked me was if she was in foal? I told him no, that I got her a few months ago and she wasn't properly taken care and it was just a belly that i'm working on. I honestly thought it was.
Well I just had my farrier back out to put a shoe back on her, and he even thinks she might be in foal. So I asked him that if she was in foal, wouldn't that mean that she couldn't have come into heat, which she did? He told that it couldv'e been a false heat.
Now I do want every one to know that I will be calling the vet in the morning to try and scheduale and get her checked.
So here are my questions. How many months would it take for Storm to get a foal belly on her? And how long before she foals will her udders start to fill out?
We are taking her Saturday to get palpated to see. But untill then I just wanted some other opinions.
Here are some pics.
For refrence, this is her first day with me,
This is her on 3-31-09
What does everyone think? And if she is going to have a foal, what questions should I ask the vet?