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Help not sure if my mare is in foal

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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

thank you :D

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while my girl bagged up she had clear fluid. and the day she foaled it was a white color so when the fluid is white you'll know she is ready!
 

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Hi just some updated photo's that i tuck this morning,
I think her belly has droped what do you all think ?
Is the greenish colour wee alright or does that say something is wrong ?
and her teats look diffrent to me do they to you ?

what do you all think this is doing my head in

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As for the pee...She could be a little dehydrated. She could just have too many hormones in her system or it might just be normal pee that you're obsessing over. Is she drinking at least one full bucket of water a day? Preferably you want them drinking a lot when they are pregnant so make sure she always has nice fresh water. Her tummy definitely looks like there's a baby lurking in there but it doesn't look ready to come out yet. And as for the teats, she's not bagging up much yet so I wouldn't get too worried yet.
 

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I think you've got a ways to go from the size of her udder, although some mares bag up just a week to days before foaling. I have three pregnant mares and two of them have bigger bags than that and same size belly. They're due around April 14. The other mare doesn't have much of an udder going yet, big belly though, she's not due til end of April.
 

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I can't wait to see what the baby looks like!! For reference, here is my mare three days before the gave birth last year to her sixth foal. Once she gets pretty close to foaling her teats will point to the ground usually. Good luck and keep us updated!!
 

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As for the pee...She could be a little dehydrated. She could just have too many hormones in her system or it might just be normal pee that you're obsessing over. Is she drinking at least one full bucket of water a day? Preferably you want them drinking a lot when they are pregnant so make sure she always has nice fresh water.

Hi she has a a very big bucket in her stable at night time and a bath full of water in the field both with clean fresh water and she does drink loads and also wee's loads.

thank you for replying to my post i will keep you all upto date and some more photo's
 

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...Im In a similar situation... I did have my mare U/S. When they get this far along.... U/S are generally not done, it's too hard to see anything because the foal is so big.
Goodluck.
 

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i have heard when they get farther along like this they can miss the pregnacy due the baby being bigger and "sagging" in the lower part of the belly. i don't know if this is like mid pregnacy or the end but just seen something like this on another forum once...
 

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Hi sorry not been on for a long time my mare had a phantom pregnancy due to a Cyst in her womb been very poorly but now on the mend thank you for all your advice :)
 
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