Phantom Pregnancy??
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Phantom Pregnancy??

This is a discussion on Phantom Pregnancy?? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Horses phantom pregnancy
  • Phantom pregnancy horse

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-14-2010, 08:59 AM
  #1
Foal
Smile Phantom Pregnancy??

Hi there,
I have a 9 year old mare who, this year, is having huge hormonal problems!! She has always been a mareish mare, but this is ridicilous!!

Do horses have phantom pregnancies?? Because the signs she is showing now, is like the foal is due in the next couple of weeks!!! She's not been anywhere near a stallion to start off with!! Her tummy is not swollen out though either. Her teats have been filled up more than usual, but then the spring grass has been rather nice and she loves the sun on her back, so I figured she's just been feeling a little too good about herself.

More recently, and by recent I mean Saturday just gone, her teets have become rather filled up, they have started to have a yellowish wax/crystalised stuff on them, I wash it off twice a day and each time its about the size of a broad bean. I've seen mares foaling before, and this I thought to be waxing up, meaning the foals coming in a few days/week or so!! Also, she is constantly weeing/discharging, her back legs are a real mess and I have to wash them once a day with really mild soap, although I am now going to paste them in vaseline, to stop the discharge burning her and also stop the need to wash her all the time as her skin will get dry and sore.

Any advice before I rush to get the vet? Obviously if she needs a vet she'll have one, but quite often I worry too much about something that can quite easily be fixed at home!!!

Thnaks :)
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    06-14-2010, 09:26 PM
  #2
Trained
I hear mares can have phamtom preganancies, but I don't know much about it. I just wanted to point out that a phone call is always free. Just give your vet a call. =]
     
    06-15-2010, 05:20 AM
  #3
Foal
I am well aware a phone call is always free. Thanks!?!

This forum is also free and I was just after some advice from someone who might have experienced the same or similiar.

I have spoken to the vet, and without seeing her they can't really diagnose, obviously, but from what I told them I just need to keep an eye on things.

I don't see this as an emergency, otherwise I would get the vet out. I just was after some advice on how to maybe deal with the situation, or whats going on with her, is this just an extreme "season", or homones gone mad or does she really think she's pregnant, is she likely to stay like this throughout the summer etc etc

P.s her legs weren't covered in discharge last night, they were clean, but her teets still the same. I will post a photo.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Phantom of the Opera Susan Crumrine Horse Artwork 5 11-11-2009 11:39 PM
Critque Phantom and I? PhantomLove Horse Riding Critique 13 09-02-2009 08:18 PM
Phantom: Update. shmurmer4 Horse Riding Critique 9 05-04-2009 01:52 AM
Preferred phantom?? misita Horse Breeding 3 05-29-2008 11:37 AM
Phantom needed. misita Horse Breeding 0 04-10-2008 03:11 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0