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    02-04-2013, 03:01 PM
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My two year old has a bigger belly and she is positively not pregnant.
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    02-04-2013, 03:05 PM
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Foal
How old is your gelding?
     
    02-04-2013, 03:07 PM
  #13
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If I were to say, going off the picture and dealing with a bunch of broodmares, I would say not in foal. There is no way to tell other than by a vet, but that is where I would put my money. First time moms often have smaller bellies, though.
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    02-04-2013, 03:09 PM
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Foal
Because my mare is 2 almost 3. Don't worry about the age I talked to the vet. She is fine. If there were anything going on I would have him out the day! So please don't say anything on her age.
     
    02-04-2013, 06:22 PM
  #15
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Oh no. I was just saying on first time dams, including older mares. They aren't stretched out like a momma who has had a few babies. You can tell a mare who has had a few babies. I adore broodmares. They are the best horses to hang out with. Sassy, proud, opinionated, and yet whiny and needy. Lol! My broodmare, when in foal with her first, took everything so seriously. At three months along and not even showing, she adopted the pregnant mare waddle and just assumed the attitude of the position. Hah, she is so silly.

Since you mentioned the age: It is not ideal, and I have *heard* that young moms have smaller babies(I cannot cite anything to support this), but so long as she is healthy, she should be fine. I have also heard first foals are smaller. In my foals I have seen mares to support this, and mares that did not. IF she is pregnant, do your best to be out there when she foals, with your vet on speed dial if you are not confident enough to jump in and help IF she needs it. This wasn't a planned breeding, so I don't see why anyone would jump on you for that. It is not like you are on here bragging about turning her out with the neighbors stud. You haven't done anything wrong. It was an accident if it did happen.

Goodness, I cannot wait for foaling season. Thanks a lot!
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    02-04-2013, 06:29 PM
  #16
Yearling
Wonder if they have anything like this in the US?

FoalGuard Mare Pregnancy Test, Wee foal checker.
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    02-04-2013, 07:10 PM
  #17
Foal
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Oh no. I was just saying on first time dams, including older mares. They aren't stretched out like a momma who has had a few babies. You can tell a mare who has had a few babies. I adore broodmares. They are the best horses to hang out with. Sassy, proud, opinionated, and yet whiny and needy. Lol! My broodmare, when in foal with her first, took everything so seriously. At three months along and not even showing, she adopted the pregnant mare waddle and just assumed the attitude of the position. Hah, she is so silly.

Since you mentioned the age: It is not ideal, and I have *heard* that young moms have smaller babies(I cannot cite anything to support this), but so long as she is healthy, she should be fine. I have also heard first foals are smaller. In my foals I have seen mares to support this, and mares that did not. IF she is pregnant, do your best to be out there when she foals, with your vet on speed dial if you are not confident enough to jump in and help IF she needs it. This wasn't a planned breeding, so I don't see why anyone would jump on you for that. It is not like you are on here bragging about turning her out with the neighbors stud. You haven't done anything wrong. It was an accident if it did happen.

Goodness, I cannot wait for foaling season. Thanks a lot!
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Thanks! On another website, they really downed me for a horse being bred at two! And it was not my fault!
     
    02-04-2013, 07:47 PM
  #18
Trained
Since she is so young, you should have her checked to confirm if she is pregnant or not. That way you are prepared and can get an idea of how far along she is. At 2 years old, she could have more problems then an older mare. And her diet would need to be changed to accommodate a foal, and a growing young mare.

This is a picture of my maiden mare at 5 months along. Granted, every mare carries differently, but I'm honestly not thinking your filly is not bred. Yet, Then again, I'm not a vet.
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    02-04-2013, 08:12 PM
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Weanling
Was going to reference the supliment issue, especially given her age. Her bones are still growing and solidifying. Growing a fetus really drains a mature mare of important nutrients. You may not have chosen this breeding, but verifying and compensating for it is the best you can do fir her.
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    02-04-2013, 09:21 PM
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Foal
I am going to order pregnancy test from Horse Supplies, Pet Supplies, Farm Supplies, Goat Supplies - Valley Vet Supply. And use one. If she is not... Oh well, I'll have a million other chances! But not until she is older of course!
     

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