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At what age can a colt impregnate a mare?!

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        08-03-2013, 11:52 AM
    Am I the only one who is baffled as to why the vet who partially gelded this colt never mentioned to the owner or anyone else that there is a very real possibility he could impregnate the mares he's being turned out with?
    Wow. Thankyou, hadn't even considered that. He's even a vet who specializes in reproductive services. He did her teeth on the same day the colt was gelded. I don't know if he talked to the owner about it, and she just failed to mention it to me, or what.

    Guess this is what happens when you assume everyone knows what they are doing.
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        08-03-2013, 12:31 PM
    To give the vet the benefit of a doubt, maybe he didn't know the horses were all out together.

    How rude of the barn owner to laugh about it. Her horses are her problem but she has no business having someone else's mare out with him.

    Hope all goes well for you...and your mare.
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        08-03-2013, 07:44 PM
    Do they not have stalls or anything? You need to look into a "safer" better facility.
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        08-07-2013, 02:18 PM
    I have been desperately searching for a suitable place to move too. Unfortunately very few places here offer pasture board (its a must, my horse has lived outside her whole life and will tear a stall apart). And meet my budget and transportation requirements.
    I'm basically a backyard boarder. The place has about 9 acres of all pasture. There is a small paddock, but keeping a horse in there cuts off the rest of them from the shelter. There are no stalls. I am basically getting free board for working once a week, so it's been a great set-up.
    I talked to a vet about getting a pregnancy test done, but there wasn't really a point unless I can move her right away, because it could just happen afterwards.
    That's whats happening right now, thanks for all the replies, I am hoping to find something better ASAP.
        08-07-2013, 07:42 PM
    If the vet removed the testicle that is descended, then he will be sterile after a month or so. Once all the viable sperm are gone, the testicle that is up inside the belly WILL NOT be able to sustain viable sperm, hense he will be sterile.
    Unfortunately,he might have already bred your mare before he was gelded or up to a month AFTER he was gelded.... Get her preg checked.
        08-16-2013, 12:01 PM
    Yaaaaayyyy!!!! Found an awesome place down the road. They even have foaling stalls if the unspeakable has happened. We're moving ASAP. Had the vet out to do her strangles vacc. And he agreed to do a prego test after she's moved. He too seemed baffled as to why the other vet hadn't mentioned this possibility.
    Also, she's been showing signs of heat - the only time I think I've ever been happy to deal with her super cranky pms-mare mode.
        09-08-2013, 12:15 PM
    New place has been awesome so far - really nice competent woman who runs it.
    Had the vet out yesterday to confirm that she is not pregnant - *happy dance*.
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        09-08-2013, 01:35 PM
    Originally Posted by prettypony    
    New place has been awesome so far - really nice competent woman who runs it.
    Had the vet out yesterday to confirm that she is not pregnant - *happy dance*.
        09-08-2013, 11:05 PM
        09-09-2013, 01:03 AM
    It can be anywhere from 6 months on. My mums friend had a couple of weaners in a paddock with a mare and couple of geldings, and one of the weaner colts (6 months old) got the mare in foal. She didn't carry to term but they don't know if it was the colt or mare

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