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    07-14-2013, 01:01 PM
I agree get a second opinion or a blood test or an ultrasound. If you are worming every 6-8 weeks maybe get a worm count done as the worms could become resistant to the wormer.
On a slightly different note my mare was showing from 3 1/2 months in and she was a maiden mare.
This was her at 4 1/2 months she wasn't btw.

But this is the size of foal she had and the stallion was only an inch bigger then here.
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    07-14-2013, 01:10 PM
Mini's/sheltlands or small ponies can show sooner. The average horse won't. My mare was 6-1/2 months.

And your mare had a whale instead of a foal. She doesn't count.

Anemia could also be on the list. So having a CBC would be beneficial. The lethargy can be related that...?
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    07-14-2013, 01:26 PM
Wow....I'm clearly done with this conversation. For the record this is a 34" mini mare who was bred to a 34" stud. Obviously I have asked the vet a hundred questions....She wouldn't run blood work because she feels there are no issues. I do not appreciate the attitudes. Will definitely not come on here to see what others say in the future.
    07-14-2013, 01:30 PM
I said blood test as it can tell you if she is in foal or not, my mare was 37.5" in foal to a 38.5" stallion. I had a filly blood tested to see if she was in foal at the point your mare is at it was be a very accurate way in telling you weather or not she was in foal.

And I am sorry but I am starting to smell troll here as you are being very very rude.
    07-14-2013, 01:34 PM
Something about this thread seems all too familiar... Hmmm...
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    07-14-2013, 03:12 PM
You asked a question on a public forum. You won't always like what everyone has to say. Why do you take it so harsh when someone mentions to get her tested for worms? I think you need to settle down and read what others have said. You're not being bashed at all. They're simply giving you suggestions.
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    07-14-2013, 03:53 PM
I fail to understand why people ask for suggestions and advice and then when they're given GOOD ones they get defensive. Hello, you asked for suggestions!

In saying that, minis can be more prone to a pot belly. If ours eat Timothy hay they get hay bellies, but when fed finer grass hay with a higher protein content the belly goes away. And also, my mini mare came from a rescue type situation an she was ribby with a big belly. I thought she was bred for several months and deworming schedules, but it just took a few different wormers to get it under control.
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    07-14-2013, 07:33 PM
I reread this thread twice and don't see where the offensive content was. My first guess would be worms or hay as mentioned above because those are the most common for anyone. I am curious though, I saw deworming every 6-8 weeks. I deworm my horses every spring and fall. Am I doing it too infrequently? It's below freezing 8ish months of the year.
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    07-14-2013, 07:42 PM
The two things I quickly learned in my vet job shadowing were....1. People get offended when you say their pets might or do have fleas and 2. People get offended when you say their pet might or does have worms.

I'll never understand it.
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    07-14-2013, 08:16 PM
OP is getting pretty **** defensive over nothing. YOU were the one who asked why she was getting a bigger belly with still showing ribs. We gave you the common options. I fail to see any kind of attitude, everyone was very informative until you started getting snippy. If you're going to be that rude go elsewhere and ask... But you're going to get the same responses. (which, I might add, I fail to see as rude... It's not like we're accusing you of mistreating your horse. We're pointing out common causes of a potbelly.)

I'll never understand some people.

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