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post #1 of 9 Old 04-16-2008, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #2 of 9 Old 04-16-2008, 07:01 PM
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She can be palpated 45+ days after conception, but I think you can ultrasound pretty quickly after conception.

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post #3 of 9 Old 04-16-2008, 07:55 PM
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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.
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post #4 of 9 Old 04-16-2008, 09:30 PM
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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.
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post #5 of 9 Old 04-17-2008, 03:00 AM Thread Starter
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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

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post #6 of 9 Old 04-18-2008, 03:23 PM
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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.
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post #7 of 9 Old 04-19-2008, 02:03 AM Thread Starter
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I bet Montana looks great this season
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post #8 of 9 Old 04-19-2008, 04:14 PM
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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.


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Will do.
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