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TaraV 06-05-2013 05:17 PM

393 Days into gestation! *Update - LOST FOAL*
 
Hello, I have a 9 year old Arabian Maiden mare. I bred her May 6/7, 2012. Today she would be around 393 days into gestation. I am able to listen with a stethoscope to the baby's heart beat. My vet showed me where to push on her to see the baby move. And we have been trail riding 2 times a week. She is very High Strung! I have also moved two of my horses to another pasture a 1/4 mile away to give her peace and quiet. I left her a buddy as she goes postal if left alone. Is this normal, should I be more concerned. I have just talked to so many people and read so much I am not sure if I am imaging the movements and that this is a false pregnancy or if she is just being very stubborn. All advise welcome!

texasgal 06-05-2013 05:19 PM

Welcome to the forum!

It's hard not to worry .. huh?

morganarab94 06-05-2013 05:36 PM

I have no advice really since I've never bred horses before, but wouldn't the vet be able to tell you if she's pregnant or if it's a false pregnancy??

PaintHorseMares 06-05-2013 05:46 PM

Talk to your vet. I've never heard of a mare going 393 days.
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morganarab94 06-05-2013 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares (Post 2716178)
Talk to your vet. I've never heard of a mare going 393 days.
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I haven't either. That's over a year:shock:....I would definitely talk to the vet.

texasgal 06-05-2013 05:49 PM

I think 445 days is the record.

PaintHorseMares 06-05-2013 06:03 PM

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Originally Posted by texasgal (Post 2716226)
I think 445 days is the record.

Yikes! Our mare was as big as a whale at 342 days when she foaled.

CLaPorte432 06-05-2013 06:19 PM

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Time to call the vet out...
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anniegirl 06-05-2013 06:29 PM

wow...I've never heard of a mare going that long....vet is needed for sure...is she bagged up?? do you have any picks you could share?

Glynnis 06-05-2013 06:31 PM

I would call a vet. Longer gestation periods can sometimes be symptomatic of issues with the foal like hypothyroidism or fescue toxicosis. A few of my friends have had mares go from 364 days to 370 and 372 days this year with healthy foals, but that I think is right at the end of what is considered "normal range". Are you absolutely positive that is when she was bred? Is it possible she was bred 3 or 4 weeks later?


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