We have had two mares now abort in a span of about two weeks. One on the 8th and the other yesterday the 19th..Both are in separate pastures.. both in foal to two different sires... One was 6 months along one was 5 months along. BOTH ARE MAIDEN mares.. that is about the only thing they have in common. Both have been vaccinated. Fetus' are at USDA for testing.. Negative for EHV and negative on gross examination. Still waiting to hear back for lepto testing.
Both mares are fully vaccinated, hay is good, water is clean, Mineral, salt, and protein tubs are available. Neither are in poor body condition. Im at a loss as to what is causing this. We have walked every inch of the pasture and nothing is amiss.. No plants they coulf of eaten to cause this. They don't have access to any trees...
Any other breeders have this happen with maidens. I've been cringing going out there every day now as I might find another aborted foal. My heart can't take anymore. In 20 years in horses I have never had such a bad time of it. Vet has no clue what is causing it.
Foal number one.. a little boy.. the second one was a little girl :(