Vet re-examed, pregnant.

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    07-29-2011, 08:50 PM
Vet re-examed, pregnant.

So the vet came out four months ago to check my rescue to see if she was pregnant. At the time her cervix was tight but no foal could be seen or felt. She was with the stallion up until the day we bought her so she could have been less then 16 days pregnant. Vet also said that with a malnurished horse you can't see a foal as much as 30 days after conception.

The vet came out today, for a re-exam of her stools and possibility of mastis(sp?). She looked at her udders and felt them, saying "No, what you have is either she was pregnant and we couldn't see it, or false pregnancy." She went to her car and got a sleeve since she did not have her ultrasound.

Lena's cervix is still tight, her uterus falls off the pelvic rim. Vet said she is more then likely pregnant, and an ultrasound also wouldn't see much during the 4-8 month period. She said to go ahead and do vaccines as if she is pregnant. So, now we all know, around February next year I'll probably be starting a foaling thread. *Sigh* Glad that debate is over.
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    07-29-2011, 09:36 PM
Err, congratulations?
    07-29-2011, 09:40 PM
Um, thanks? Hah. It has been going on for more then four months, its why I'm glad its been solved. At this point I wasn't expecting the vet to even think of re-examing for a foal.
    07-29-2011, 09:46 PM
You didn't seem particularly thrilled, and seeing as this was a buy one, get one free situation, I wasn't sure how excited you were about it. Hence the "?" lol. But I did go back and read some of your threads, it must be nice to have an answer. Wishing her a healthy pregnancy and foaling!
    07-29-2011, 10:06 PM
Trust me, I'm thrilled. Thought only because she isn't extremely underweight like she was when I first bought her. So yes, its very nice to have a firm answer after every bit of confusion I went through to get this single answer that isn't 100% YES, but hell, its better then a no that turned out to be 80% false. If you followed that. Lmao... I'm sure everyone on here will get a full helping of the foaling as it goes along, as well as color and sex guessing.
    07-30-2011, 12:01 AM
Green Broke
I hope everything turns out okay for you. : )
    07-30-2011, 12:29 AM
Green Broke
I went though a similar situation. I bought an ex-broodmare for trail riding and the vet examined her right after I bought her and said she wasn't pregnant. Months go by and I get suspicious and I ask the vet to check her again when he does spring shots. He doesn't think it is needed but does it anyway to appease me.

Then he gets a big grin on his face and says "I'm sure glad we rechecked your mare, there is a foal in there!"

And so Zane was born several months later and my life hasn't been the same since.
    07-30-2011, 01:19 AM
Hah, I can't get a full 100% yes or no. She just went into the 4-8 month part were the uterus drops below the pelvic rim, so she can't feel and she can't see. But with the ingredients of tight cervix and the fact the uterus is dropped, she says its either pregnancy or a false one. I suppose we will see by January/February. Though she advised us to go ahead and vaccinate her as if she was pregnant.

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