Originally Posted by Dustbunny
Actually, I was sort of wondering the same thing. But it has been many years since I had a foal due on the farm so thought maybe there was something new in the testing department. Also, can movement be felt, and extra heartbeat? Seems like foaling isn't that far off so maybe a pregnancy would be fairly obvious, especially to a vet.
But then, maybe some mares are like some women...a big secret until the big event. Surprise! It wasn't gas after all.
I use a vet teaching hospital and they've NEVER suggested a blood test. The OTC urine tests are not terribly accurate, unless you get within their fairly narrow window to detect hormones.
That's why I was asking for pics of the mare, from the sounds of it, she might have a new foal by Monday and not need the vet.
I have one mare, Honey Boo Boo, who is very big in the body and she didn't show much at all until her last month or 2, but when she got close even she was OBVIOUS that she was in foal and going to drop NOW.