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Hi can any one help me in finding out if my mare is in foal had the vet do a rectum internal and she said she could feel nothing my mare was used as a foaling machine and has had 5 foals to what i know off
I got her 10 years ago and never wanted a foal but i was told 3 weeks ago a colt got into the mare's field.

I think her shape is wrong to how she normaly is has with been a full welsh when she is over wieght she is round allover not just in the belly part

i have photo's showing her size

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If you want to know for sure you need to consult a vet or you can wait a few months and see what happens.
 

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Hi had the vet out and she did a rectom internal and said there was nothing there, if she is this would be her 6 foal has she used to be breed machine i know a colt got into the field last march april time last year :-(
 

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umm....... if the vet said no then there isnt a baby...... and she does not look pregnant at all.How old was the colt? Was she in heat? Why didnt you get her checked earlier?
 

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only found out last week :cry: thank's to this person that let his colts run about and then left the yard and left the colts unatended they were about 18 month's old, so got the vet in stright away i have read that a old mare thats had foal's are hard to detect if in foal by rectol internal i just hope she is not as can't aford to keep another mouth to feed
 

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why didnt you have a vet do somthing else then? And if she is that far along then you can feel the baby when you stick your hand.....in there.......
 

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There would be not the slightest external sign in a mare only three weeks into a pregnancy. Her belly would not look any different, her udders would not look any different. Most mares don't show any changes in body shape until nearly seven months along or later. Your best way to tell if a mare is bred is at or after day 21 (three weeks) a vet can do a rectal palpitation - which you have had done, and the vet TOLD you there is no baby. If you are still concerned, like someone mentioned, shell out the bucks and have an ultrasound done.
 

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There would be not the slightest external sign in a mare only three weeks into a pregnancy. Her belly would not look any different, her udders would not look any different. Most mares don't show any changes in body shape until nearly seven months along or later. Your best way to tell if a mare is bred is at or after day 21 (three weeks) a vet can do a rectal palpitation - which you have had done, and the vet TOLD you there is no baby. If you are still concerned, like someone mentioned, shell out the bucks and have an ultrasound done.
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There would be not the slightest external sign in a mare only three weeks into a pregnancy. Her belly would not look any different, her udders would not look any different. Most mares don't show any changes in body shape until nearly seven months along or later. Your best way to tell if a mare is bred is at or after day 21 (three weeks) a vet can do a rectal palpitation - which you have had done, and the vet TOLD you there is no baby. If you are still concerned, like someone mentioned, shell out the bucks and have an ultrasound done.
if the mare is in foal she will be about to give birth in a few week's,
the colt got into the mare's field last year march april time

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but i was told 3 weeks ago a colt got into the mare's field.
You said three weeks ago. I guess you meant you were told three weeks ago that it happend 10 months ago?

That does not look like an advanced pregnancy, and you already had your vet check, so I would say not pregnant. If you are still convinced, then have another vet check her. I HIGHLY doubt a vet could miss a foal that's near ready to be born though, they take up a lot of room in the mare!
 

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I'm sorry, I had misunderstood your original post and was under the impression your mare was only bred (possibly) three weeks ago.

But I'd still back your vet at this point. If your mare is 10 months along, as CheyAut said it would be very difficult for your vet to "miss" the baby on a palpitation. It's a good idea to be prepared in any case, of course, have the supplies you need and keep your vet on call. But I'd trust your vet's greater wisdom at this point, if he says no baby, assume there is no baby. As I mentioned in a previous post, if you are concerned he might be wrong, ask him to do an ultrasound.
 

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That looks about like the foal movement we had last year on our rescue Arab mare around 10 months along. I'd be shocked if she wasn't in foal, but then again, she looks in foal to me as well, so what do I know. At this point, you could ultrasound or just wait. Ultrasounds are only $125 around here.
 

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That certainly looks like foal movement to me. Since your first vet seems to have "missed" a baby with a mare this late in her pregnancy, getting another vet out with a second opinion might be a very good idea.

Good for you for sticking to your guns on this. You know your mare best!

Congrats :lol:
 
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