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post #11 of 25 Old 07-19-2013, 12:25 PM
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Too bad there isn't an over-the-counter pregnancy test for horses.
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post #12 of 25 Old 07-19-2013, 12:37 PM
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Too bad there isn't an over-the-counter pregnancy test for horses.
O.o I wouldn't want to hold the stick for MY made...lol


Good luck OP

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post #13 of 25 Old 07-19-2013, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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O.o I wouldn't want to hold the stick for MY made...lol


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Neither would I but it would be nice to not have to pay a vet to check for pregnancy :)
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post #14 of 25 Old 07-19-2013, 01:08 PM
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^^^^^
Apparently, there is such a thing: PregnaMare - Kingston Horse Supplies

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post #15 of 25 Old 07-19-2013, 01:29 PM
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just heard back from the vet we are gonna do a blood test monday but shes bagged up more and shes getting very sensitive
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What's wrong with his arm? A BLOOD test? Next vet please.

Can you post some pics of her? Especially her udder?

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What's wrong with his arm? A BLOOD test? Next vet please.
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.

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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.

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An arm up the rectum will tell if there is a foal in there, especially since she is bagging up. Takes maybe 10 minutes from putting on the glove, lubricating it, inserting arm, removing poop and reinserting arm again and practically bopping baby on the head.
A blood test will involve getting the blood, taking the blood back to the clinic, either sending blood off or running test and then reading test and calling you. Hours at best, days at worst.
Get a new vet, have the horse palpated and then you will know. Or wait till Monday with the first vet who sounds like he/she doesn't want to deal with it and hopes the mare will have the baby by then.
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post #19 of 25 Old 07-19-2013, 02:04 PM
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Sometimes it depends on how you presented the info. There could be confusion about your main concern or though it should be obvious if you mentioned her bagging - due date and he is not thinking she is as far along as likely. I'd ask for clarification.
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I bought the WeeFoal urine pregnancy test, I've been waiting for my girl to pee for about 3 weeks now. It's become a joke at our house, "Did Sage pee today"? I got it just to see if it was accurate, we may never know!
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