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post #1 of 9 Old 10-21-2012, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Question Is my mare Pregnant?

Hi Guys, I just regiistered on here, and I was hoping someone more experienced with pregnant mares could help me out. She has not been purposely exposed to a stallion, but there are some in the neighborhood that may have gotten out and....you know. I know the only way to tell for certain is to go to the vet and get her checked, but I want to have somepeoples opinions. I wouldn't be asking if I wasnt kinda concerned, because of how unlikly it is she was ever exposed to a stallion. But I would hate to come home one day to find my mare in the pasture giving birth to a foal. I was going to wait and see if her teats filled up, but that could be anywhere from a few months before, to a few days before. And honestly I don't want a surprise like that. If she is in foal, I'm very excited because I've always wanted to keep a peice of my girl with me after she dies, but at the same time- what do I know about foaling mares and foals except what I've read in books? So I will add picttures later, but describe her now. She appears huge- a couple of my friends have asked if I bred her!- and yet she doesn't have the cresty neck and the fatty look. I can see her ribs- not all of them, just barely& her coloring makes it look ten times worse- and she is very filled out around her flanks...which led to suspect that she was in foal. I have been checking her udders every day- but there is no signs of filling out. Please let me know what you think- pictures to come.
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post #2 of 9 Old 10-21-2012, 11:45 AM
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post #3 of 9 Old 10-21-2012, 11:52 AM
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get a vet out.. people over the internet can not tell you if your mare is in foal or not.
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post #4 of 9 Old 10-21-2012, 11:56 AM
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The answer is, there's no way for anyone here to know or to tell you. You need to have the vet examine her to find out for sure. If she's not and she's "Looking huge" and has ribs showing, there's probably another problem that will need the vet's input.
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post #6 of 9 Old 10-21-2012, 02:04 PM
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Random people on the internet cannot answer this for you - regardless of how many pictures, etc you post - the person who CAN answer it is your vet.
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post #7 of 9 Old 10-21-2012, 04:00 PM
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You basically answered your own question before you even asked it, but for whatever reason, you still asked. If you really truly do not want a surprise-CALL A VET! And as for "wanting a piece of your girl" You will be lucky to not get blown out of the water for that one. Not-NOT EVER-a reason to breed.

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Yep call a vet. And horses (and various other animals) usually don't bag up until right before birth..

I know a girl with fresians.. she bred one to a paint stud the year before last- the mare showed all of the classic signs of pregnancy (but they didnt have it confirmed), but no foal was ever produced.... This last year they had her bred again and confirmed because they didnt want to get their hopes up.. now they have a foal on the ground

So yeah call a vet. And I can't say I'm against people breeding because they want a foal out of a very loved mare..as long as they take the time to make an educated decision on the stallion. I personally wouldn't want any of my mares in foal to a joe blow stallion who got loose and bred them...If That had happened to me, the horses would be going in to get that abortion shot.
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