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post #1 of 22 Old 10-08-2010, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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What the hayday

My vet just left me a message while I was in the barn. She says the blood tests came back in and everything is fine except her ecg level is off. So she wants to come back out and do an ultrasound to see what the problem is.

I'm not sure when it will be but I'm so confused. I just cut Annalie's hay down to a flake a day and have been bringing her in everyday so she doesn't have as much turnout. I've also been riding her for about an hour 4 times a week and 20 minute lunging when I don't ride. She is NOT lossing weight. In fact she is getting bigger and her belly is dropping. She still has not come into heat. I'm so worried about her foundering that I feel like taking her off hay period and limiting her turnout. Even though I'm not even giving her as much as her previous owner did who also had her on turnout and had a round bale out for her horses most of the time.

Luckily neither of the girls have had problems due to getting into the grain room.

Here are some pics, some from previous posts.
This pic is from yesterday.

These pics are from a couple weeks ago






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post #2 of 22 Old 10-08-2010, 04:05 PM
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I am not entirely sure what and ecg level indicates but she looks a little preggo to me.
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post #3 of 22 Old 10-08-2010, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not entirely sure she said ECG, lol. She has an accent that I can barely understand so I'm pretty sure she said ECG hormone and then something about sulfate....

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post #4 of 22 Old 10-08-2010, 04:07 PM
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ECG indicates pregnancy per google. She certainly looks pregnant!

What are you hoping for...pregnant or not??
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post #5 of 22 Old 10-08-2010, 04:11 PM
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That horse looks pregnant. And ECG had to do with the heart beat.
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post #6 of 22 Old 10-08-2010, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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I'm almost afraid if she is what the heck it's going to be. Her colt was 10 months old, I believe, when she was brought to me. From what I read they can breed at 10 months old. BUT the people I got her from have other mares that are not pregnant.... There was a gelding at the place I was boarding her at that was gelded recently and got out of his stall a few times.... Ugh. I don't know.

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post #7 of 22 Old 10-08-2010, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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I thought EKG was heartbeat?

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Equine Chorionic Gonadotrophin (eCG, previously known as PMSG - Pregnant Mare Serum Gonadotrophin).
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post #9 of 22 Old 10-08-2010, 04:16 PM
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If the vet said her ECG level is off, that means her heart beat is irregular. Which could mean she has a baby in there. But it's a little strange, because if she is pregnant the first person that should be able to tell is a vet.
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post #10 of 22 Old 10-08-2010, 04:18 PM
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I thought EKG was heartbeat?

It's both ECG and EKG
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