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Is my mare pregnant?
Hey everyone! I am new to the forum. My dad purchased a horse back in April. He gave her to me and I have had her for about 2 months. When he bought her, there was a "possibility" that she was pregnant. I had the vet come out at the beginning of October and he said no. However, I also heard that after a horse is at a certain point in their pregnancy, a palpatation isn't accurate anyway. Everyone at the barn I board her at swears up and down that she is pregnant. She does have a big belly. How will I know for sure? Is there a way to post a pic on here to get everyone's opinion? Thanks so much!
The only way to know for sure is to ask the vet again.
Photos posted on the internet will not give you a concrete answer.
Ok thank you! I may call another vet out to do an ultrasound. Or I know they have weefoal but I don't know how easy it would be to get her to pee on a stick.
you should post pics anyways :) ! but only the vet will be able to say for sure of course!
I could post pics just to get some opinions...how do I do that? ;)
Oh wait I figured out how to do it. I am going to take a few tonight from different angles and get them posted on here! :-)
If you don't know when/where/if the mare was bred, an U/S is a good idea anyways, pasture breeding can lead to a higher incidence of twins. Also, is she DOES turn out to be bred. with some measurements of the fetus on U/S, the vet can get you a rough gestational age and due date for the foal.
Thank you! How much do ultrasounds usually cost?
I called my vet about my preggo mare and they said an ultra-sound (if i took her there) would be about $45. Now that I have to have the vet come out for the ultrasound I am guessing it will be more,but I don't know how much...
I had another one done on a mare probably a year ago and they came to the house and I believe it was around $55-$65
Nope, wrong! You can always palpate the foal. I have palpated our arabian herd (about 60+ girls) all through their pregnancies and I have never not been able to feel the fetus.
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