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post #1 of 35 Old 01-01-2012, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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Question Help could my horse be pregnant??

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I bought a horse about 1 and half months ago from the sales. I remember when she first came someone remarked that she had a very big milk vein. It was just a couple of days ago when doing up her rug i noticed her udder was fairly large and looked a bit full. Shes not Fat but she is chunky, she has been getting better at being handled but today she was realyy unhappy with me touching her tummy and was stomping and swinging herself away from me. When i turned her out today as well she wasn't as exited about going out as she usualy was she seemed a bit tiered. Coul she be pregnant?? or could it just be mood swings? or am i just imaginig it?? xx
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post #2 of 35 Old 01-01-2012, 06:01 PM
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Yes, she certainly could be pregnant. Post some pics of her from the side, front and her udder. If she is indeed pregnant, you need to know so you can give her extra nutrition. A vet can tell you for sure. How is her health / weight? Be careful about worming -- you need to know if she is preggers before you worm her.
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post #3 of 35 Old 01-01-2012, 06:41 PM
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Your best bet is to call the vet.
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post #4 of 35 Old 01-01-2012, 06:46 PM
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You never know if you buy from a sale, I definitely reccomend having a vet palpate her to let you know for sure she is or not and how long until she foals. I would love to see pics of her :)
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post #5 of 35 Old 01-02-2012, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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OK thanks and paint girls08 check out my profile there is a folder with a couple of photos of her in there :)
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Yep, best bet is to call the vet. That way, they can tell you for sure if she's preggo. If she is, they can also check to make sure both momma and baby are healthy, give you guidelines on how to best care for a pregnant mare, and give you an idea on a due date so that you will have a general time frame to expect.

Plus, IMHO, it is best if the vet is at least somewhat familiar with the mare before foaling, that way, if you do have to call him out during the birth, it won't be for a completely unknown situation.

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I agree with others, you never know what situations auction horses have been in. We had a mare come in from Camelot and when she was in QT I suggested to the new owner to have the vet palpate her. No baby, all clear! :)

Good luck and hopefully your mare isn't preggers.

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post #9 of 35 Old 02-23-2012, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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Had her looked at and she is pregnant :( due late march to mid april! oh well better make the most of it xx
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post #10 of 35 Old 02-23-2012, 07:57 AM
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Wowsers...two for the price of one ;)

Hope everything goes well and she has a healthy foal now!

Is there any chance you can get in touch with the previous owner, to find out stud, if she's foaled etc??
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