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post #1 of 18 Old 04-23-2010, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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are you able to tell?

Hello.

We have a little stallion colt that is a yearling. Yesterday I turned my horse out into the pasture after she was done eating HER grain(she is greedy and likes to steal the other horses grain..she's been like that ever since I got her). Anyways when I did that the little colt mounted my horse! She just stood there and I took off running in the pasture screaming at him to get off my horse!...didn't work untill I waved my hands up near him and he took off running.

Now my question is can you tell if a horse is pregnant? Do they make test for that? She has been living with him and I didn't know that yearlings can breed so I am worried. I do not want my mare to be pregnant.
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post #2 of 18 Old 04-23-2010, 03:31 PM
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The vet has to come out. If she is and you don't want the pregnancy the vet can get rid of it.
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post #3 of 18 Old 04-23-2010, 03:33 PM
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I assume that since you are worried about pregnancy there was actual penetration and this was not just horse fun and games?



Have you moved the stud colt to a different pasture?
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post #4 of 18 Old 04-23-2010, 03:40 PM
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They can detect pregnancy by U/S at 14 days post breeding. They can also terminate a pregnancy if there is found to be one.
Since the vet will be out anyway it will be a good time to discuss gelding with them.
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post #5 of 18 Old 04-23-2010, 03:45 PM
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Have you moved the stud colt to a different pasture?
When the vet comes out to check the mare, maybe it'd be a good time for a little brain surgery on Mr. Happy there.
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post #6 of 18 Old 04-23-2010, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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he is suppose to be gelded soon...he is not my horse..it's my step dad's horse. I have my mare in a pen right now to keep her away.

He tried penetrating her last night but I got there in time to make him run away. The thing is I am not sure if she has already been bred by him while I am away...I am assuming she has.

The only thing I am worried about is her having the foal and not being able to sell it because of how low the horse market is. I know she wants a baby. She was taking care of a baby goat and she was protective of it so maybe it's time for her to have her first baby? Everything happens for a reason,right?
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Nope. If it was me, I would have the vet check her as soon as possible and if she comes up positive, have it terminated. Like you said, there are already too many unwanted horses. Sale possibility is not the only thing to think about either, there is quite a bit that can go wrong with a pregnancy. Whether she has good maternal instincts or not is beside the point.

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post #8 of 18 Old 04-24-2010, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
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well I was clearly unaware that yearling colts could mate.I was told different and wondered so I looked it up and then I began to worry.
I am having the vet come out on monday because I found out by the neighbors that her horse has strangles so I have my horse seperated from all the horses and we are going to get vaccinations. In the mean time I will also have my vet check...it might be too early to tell if she is pregnant but maybe not.
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post #9 of 18 Old 04-27-2010, 10:09 AM
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well I was clearly unaware that yearling colts could mate.I was told different and wondered so I looked it up and then I began to worry.
I am having the vet come out on monday because I found out by the neighbors that her horse has strangles so I have my horse seperated from all the horses and we are going to get vaccinations. In the mean time I will also have my vet check...it might be too early to tell if she is pregnant but maybe not.
Some can even younger. My yearling stud colt has showed NO signs of maturity, never attempted to mount or even drop in the presence of a mare in heat, and I am still separating him out while the girls are cycling until I can get him gelded (hopefully next week, if his second testicle is within reach, he's not fully dropped yet but am having the vet out to check.)
Get your vet out and get your mare flushed, whether you can tell she's bred or not. There's more to risk then just a possible pregnancy with just letting your horses breeding in the pasture - your mare could have an infection, or your colt could, or std's passing back and forth, since I'm assuming neither have been checked for such things. Get your boy gelded asap!


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I agree that you should have a vet out to do an exam and culture her for a possible infection. Your vet can also administer a drug that will cause her to recycle which if she's pregnant will abort the pregnancy and if she is not then it will just cause her to cycle again. It is harmless to the mare and I would do it anyways even if your vet doesn't find anything to be on the safe side. A Lavage and/or antibiotics just to be on the safe side might be in order too. Talk to your vet and stress that you want her completely checked out and any chance of a pregnancy terminated.
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