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        04-16-2008, 07:06 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Is she pregnant?

    Hi all

    I am new to this forum, and this is my first entry...

    I have a 4 years old quarter mare. She showed breeding behavior and I brought her to a stalion on 5th, 7th, and 9th of April.
    On the 11th she looked not interested in the stalion anymore.

    When will be the appropriate time to have her checked for pregnancy? Should it be ultrasound examination or palpation?

    Thanks for the reply.

    DocZahi
         
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        04-16-2008, 08:01 PM
      #2
    Showing
    She can be palpated 45+ days after conception, but I think you can ultrasound pretty quickly after conception.
         
        04-16-2008, 08:55 PM
      #3
    Foal
    You can ultrasound at 14 days. You can also wait and see if she comes back into season befor spending the money on an ultrasound.
         
        04-16-2008, 10:30 PM
      #4
    Trained
    You could also have her urine tested if you are patient enough to wait around. Palpitation and ultrasound aren't as reliable as the urine test, but the urine can be difficult to collect. Also, as mentioned above, wait to see if she comes into heat again.
         
        04-17-2008, 04:00 AM
      #5
    Foal
    Thank you all for the quick answers

    As for the ultrasound at day 14. I count 14 days since when? The first breeding attempt? The last?

    When will be the proper time to look for breeding behavior again so if nacessary I will not miss the next heat?

    As for the urine test, unfortunately, these test kits are not imported to Israel..

    Thanks again

    DocZahi
         
        04-18-2008, 04:23 PM
      #6
    Trained
    I would check 14 days after the last breeding attempt. That way if she concieved the first time you will see that, but also the results from the later attempts.
         
        04-19-2008, 03:03 AM
      #7
    Foal
    Thanks.
    I bet Montana looks great this season
         
        04-19-2008, 05:14 PM
      #8
    Foal
    I would also check 14 days after the last breeding. Ultra sound at this time is important to try to determine if you have twins. At this stage, one can be pinched off easily.

    Chris
    www.hiddenvalleyfarms.net
         
        04-19-2008, 06:18 PM
      #9
    Foal
    Will do.
    Thanks
         

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