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    10-29-2012, 06:51 PM
Worried my horse may be pregnant

I got her in July. Before that, she wasn't with any geldings but he came from a pasture in April that I don't know anything about. Her previous owners only had her from April-July.

Someone came over today and asked when she was due and seemed convinced she was pregnant:/ what do y'all think?
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    10-29-2012, 06:53 PM
Hard to tell. Have you seen her go into heat?
    10-29-2012, 06:54 PM
The only person who can tell you for sure is a vet. If you suspect she is, call a vet out to do a checkup.

Personally, she doesn't look it to me. She looks a touch overweight, but nothing screams "watch out for baby" to me.
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    10-29-2012, 06:54 PM
She's a very pretty girl, but the only way to know for sure if she's pregnant is to get a vet to check her out. Good luck!
    10-29-2012, 06:56 PM
I don't really have the money to take her to the vet. I have all of their feed and hay and wormings ect but don't want to dip into my emergency vet bill budget unless it is an emergency... One person told me she looked preggers, but I wanted to get opinions from horsey people as well.
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    10-29-2012, 07:00 PM
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    10-29-2012, 07:03 PM
Green Broke
OP you could havr an even bigger emergency should she be in foal and have a complication. It is much safer amd cheaper to havr your vet out now tp figure out if she is/ isn't.
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    10-29-2012, 07:10 PM
Originally Posted by BarrelracingArabian    
OP you could havr an even bigger emergency should she be in foal and have a complication. It is much safer amd cheaper to havr your vet out now tp figure out if she is/ isn't.
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Well I know that's what I am saying. One person told me she looked pregnant so if I get some more people saying she looks pregnant, ill take her.

If not, ill write it off as someone not knowing what they are talking Bout

I don't think she looks pregnant.
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    10-29-2012, 07:14 PM
Green Broke
Honestly nobody can tell you forsure, I'd do it to be on the safe side. I know mares who have stayed looking just slightly chubby till the week/ day before they foal.
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    10-29-2012, 07:22 PM
It is almost impossible to just look at her and know if she is pregnant, unless of course she is ready to pop.

I very much so agree that you could have a much larger vet emergency if she is in fact pregnant and has complication during delivery, you could possibly lose both mare and foal.

Horses cost money, constantly, when you have a horse you have to assume that responsibility and give them the adequate care to ensure nothing bigger happens.

A simple ultrasound or a palpation is all that is needed from a vet and typically isn't an outrageous expense. It's better to be safe then sorry. Another thing is if she is pregnant she is going to need a bit more in her care, different worming schedule, shots, even different feed to ensure the foal and mare are healthy and safe.

Good luck to you and the mare.
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