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Keeley57 04-05-2012 03:55 PM

Please help
I have a section a mare that's not 3 until may! I got her a month ago had vet to do her vacs and I found out she was in foal! She's had yellow discharge from her vulva! Had a different vet and she said it's nothing to worry about she thinks she's still got a Couple of months left! But my usual vet who's gave her. Internal twice thinks she won't hang on much longer she is starting to bag up but no milk, I would at she's pretty soft one vet agrees other doesn't, she does get restless and is lying down quite alot! Just wondering what other people's views on this are as I've never had a mare infoal so it's all completely new to me thanks keeley
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Keeley57 04-05-2012 03:58 PM

Oh I did forget to mention my get that did the internal said the foal had moved into the birth position this was possibly a week 2 weeks ago now? Thanks
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oh vair oh 04-05-2012 05:06 PM

Is there any way you can send it back to the previous owner? I'd be upset if someone sold me a pregnant horse without telling me.

Keeley57 04-05-2012 05:09 PM

She's adamant she's not infoal but 100% she is I'm not angry because I love her but would of preferred to be told
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Kayty 04-05-2012 05:19 PM

If you have documentation of the sale down on paper, you can certainly discuss sending her back. The previous owner falsely advertised the mare. If it comes to the crunch, threaten her with action from a lawyer and see if she will take the mare AND FOAL back!

Keeley57 04-05-2012 05:24 PM

I swapped her and I don't want the horse I swapped her with back, she was to much of a handful for me I lost confidence just getting her in from the field so don't want her back, I'm planning on keeping my pony and her baby I just wanted to see if any one had any information that would help me with her, do they tend to foal alone? I do go and check on her at night before I go to bed but can't check her through the night as I have a 6 month old baby
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CLaPorte432 04-05-2012 05:49 PM

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Since she is so young and a maiden, it's recommended that someone be there when she foals. In the slightest instant, something could go wrong and you could lose both baby and momma. They usually foal at the worst time possible, when your sleep deprived and need to pee. You come back, there's baby.

It sounds like she's close, but so many mares have so many different signs of foaling, she could be a few days away, or she could be a few months away still. Without knowing when she was bred, there is no way to know for sure. Even when you know specific dates of when the mare is bred...well...they throw you for a loop and go early or go later.

What does her vulva look like? Inside and out? Inside, will typically turn a dark red. The outside will elongate and become very wrinkly looking. Her tail head and croup will relax and become very "jello-y"

Since the vet said the baby has moved into the birth canal, I'd be ready. Have a foaling kit on hand.

I would call up the previous owner and tell them straight up..."Look, this filly is in foal. It'd be nice to know what dates she was bred. I've had 2 vets confirm there's a baby in there so there's no trying to deny she was bred. I'm still keeping her but if you could tell me the dates she was bred, that'd be extremely helpful for me to have a better understand of when she should be having this baby." And I'd have a no-nonsense tone.

Keeley57 04-05-2012 05:57 PM

Her vulva does look elongated And quite wrinkly she's quite soft but probably could be softer her vulva is still pretty pink, would you know what the yellow discharge was? She's constantly bitting her sides and tails always raised, really doesn't like you being near her back end not nasty is just uncomfortable, the girl I got her off only had her since January and will not answer calls or texts now at all. I will get in touch with her breeder tomorrow and seewhere I go from there, the girl I got her off had already broken her supposedly but I tried lunging her before I knew she was in foal and didn't have a clue! With the other girl riding her and her possibly bein so close could that of harmed her in anyway? She was way to big and heavy for her x
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CLaPorte432 04-05-2012 06:03 PM

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Id talk to your vet about the discharge. Im not sure what is going on with that.

Shes probably within a few weeks of foaling.

Sounds like the girl you got her from wasnt very reliable. I doubt her riding her had any ill effects on the baby unless she was a horrible rider who kicked and kicked and kicked. Most mares can be ridden up to a few months before the foaling.

Keeley57 04-05-2012 06:08 PM

She seemed very genuine until I started asking questions about her being infoal, then wouldn't reply! I did have the vet out she said nothing to worry about but still unsure as she barely saw it as was to scared to get near candy j couldn't understand a vet that's scared of a section a fidgeting lol
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