07-07-2010, 12:11 AM
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Right, she said no palpation at all, Missy was too small. She also said no ultrasound and seeing she is the only vet that I could get out here I had to go with what she said. She said the test she is doing is 99% accurate and she has never had it lie. She could abort it, sure. But even with an ultrasound she could abort it the next day per say. I wanted an ultrasound but she said it was more expensive, around $210 and the blood test cost $140. If Missy is bred, she'd be at the very earliest 120 day and latest is she'd be due next week, which is unlikely. So I am saying she would be around 120-140 if that and the vet said no, she would prefer the blood test because it was a definite yes or no answer, to go for the ultrasound if it's a yes, which we aren't even sure of yet. I already paid for the blood test and I find out in a week to 10 days for the results. So to have her come back out would cost the farm call and ultrasound again. We aren't sure she is bred and I am leaning towards she is NOT but the blood test can't really lie because if it did she wouldn't have the right amount of hormones to carry the foal and it would be aborted anyway, therefore making her not pregnant. But she assured me the test was 99% accurate and she said in the 30yrs she has done it she has never had it lie.
And like I said before, I owned a stallion for 3yrs that stayed with her, she never got bred so I said forget it and sold him in the beginning of March. But I have no seen her come back in heat since august of last year which makes sense because the photo-period got short by then so she would stop around that time reasonably. But she has not come back in heat now and her udders started swelling and have a pocket of fluid in them which wasn't there before but it's not growing or going away, the vet said it could just be the lush grass or the pregnancy but first things first, find out if she is Pregnant or not and then we can make an action plan from there.