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post #41 of 134 Old 02-25-2010, 07:01 PM
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umm....if you don't have a vet around there, what if somthing goes wrong? And she needs medical attention like some of the mares I've seen foal on Marestare? What will you do?

Excellent point....glad to see marestare is also doing the job of teaching people that things CAN and DO go wrong. You should certainly have a vet on call at the very least when your mare is ready to foal - mine's been ready to come at the drop of a hat for Freyja, for about a month now.
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post #42 of 134 Old 02-25-2010, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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I know several knowledgeable people that are willing to help out. Yes that's not the best thing ever. However they have all been through bad births with no vets and foal and mother survived. Yes I know I need a vet. But the only other one charges over 100$'s just to come out. Then whatever extra he has to do is more money. No one else is willign to deal with pregnant mares. There are other vets but they don't want anything to do with the pregnancies. I can try lunging but i'm not sure if she knows how. So i'll probably have to teach her.


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post #43 of 134 Old 02-25-2010, 09:58 PM
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^ But what happens if you NEED at vet due to a foaling emergency? Can you use the expensive one then at least? Hopefully you won't, but just making sure you have an option ;)
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I just have a quick question...did you buy the mare knowing she was pregnant or did it come as a surprise? Because honestly if you knew she was pregnant it is slightly irresponsible to take on a pregnant mare without a vet on call and without doing research about pregnancies and foaling. What happens in an emergency? Somebody who isn't a vet can only do so much. However, if you didn't know, then completely disregard the above. That being said, I hope you get things figured out for the mare's sake and the foal's sake.
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post #45 of 134 Old 02-25-2010, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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yeah I knew she was in foal. Yeah I know it was irresonsible but that's not important as it's not like I can just give her back. And they were using the same vet I am. If the emergency arrives I WILL use the expensive vet. However the previous owner has had her for 10 years or so. And they have gotten 4 foals out of her. All 4 of which she didn't have any complications. They told me they simply came out the next day and there was the foal. However I am wanting to catch her before she has it or as she is having it. So as if anything does go wrong I will be there.


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post #46 of 134 Old 02-25-2010, 11:58 PM
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Just because she hasn't had complications before doesn't mean she won't. When you knowingly buy a mare in foal you really should do extensive research on it, so you have at least a little bit of knowledge about foaling and how to care for a pregnant mare. I'm not saying you are stupid or don't know how to care for her, but saying a vet is too expensive is just not an option when you have pregnancies and it's the only vet around that will deal with it.
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post #47 of 134 Old 02-26-2010, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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here are the pictures from today.

The last 4 pictures were from tonight around 12am. Does it seem like her belly has moved back any from earlier today?
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post #48 of 134 Old 02-26-2010, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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that's why I was using the cheaper vet that would come around. But of course if we have to use the more expensive one then we will. But if you have that option wouldn't you take the cheaper route as well?


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post #49 of 134 Old 02-26-2010, 12:38 AM
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No, you take the better vet. IMO when dealing with pregnancies(and most other things) the better vet is always the better option, no matter what the price is. This is your horse we're talking about, so wouldn't you want the best care possible for her? If something goes wrong wouldn't you want the best vet available? I know I would.
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post #50 of 134 Old 02-26-2010, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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the one in south carolina is the better vet. He has lived in north carolina his whole life but moved to SC since moving he comes down here every tuesdays and thursdays. Usually if you ask anyone around in north carolina they all use Dr. Briggs which is who my vet is as of right now.


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