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Possible to miss pregnancy w/ palpation at 5 mos?

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Lianne
Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2003 - 10:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was wondering... is it highly unusual for a vet to miss a pregnancy at 5 months by rectal palpation? If not, if it does happen every so often, what about the vaccinations you're supposed to give at 5, 7 and 9 months? What happens if the vet misses the pregnancy, and I don't have her vaccinated, but she really IS pregnant?? :-(

FYI, I'm asking this way in advance, my mare is 65 days right now.
 

Mane Tyme Morgans
Posted on Wednesday, October 08, 2003 - 07:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It is possible to miss at that time as the foal drops in to a position where it cannot be felt. But the vet should know this.

I would give the shots anyway. Better safe than sorry.
 

Anonymous
Posted From: 12.145.186.69
Posted on Friday, March 11, 2005 - 02:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have seen this happen before. Not often but I know of one now that they 2 diffent vets missed, and she was due on the 7th and still PG>
 

flyingrose
Posted From: 207.136.41.44
Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 12:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, it is possible that the Vet cannot feel a pregnancy at that stage. It is best to have mares checked for pregnancy between 16 and 45 days after breeding because it is easier to feel and ultrasound them during that time. I recommend reading about the controversy regarding immunizations in general. Realize that herpes is always present and the Rhino vaccinations may help but do not always prevent abortion. Keeping your mare in optimum health in a stress free environment is more important to a healthy pregnancy.
 

Bobby Ann Abbott
Posted From: 63.166.167.198
Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 11:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a mare that I bred only twice last year for my sister and then she decided she wasn't going to be ready for a foal this year so we stopped breeding but I looked at her yesterday and then palpated her and she is definitely pregnant. She never go the 5, 7 or 9 month shot, she is on day 309 - is it too late to even give her a shot now.
 

Sandy
Posted From: 4.228.252.252
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 10:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No, it isn't too late to give her a shot now. The 5,7 and 9 month Rhino shots are usually given to prevent miscarriage, which it sounds to me like this mare made it through her pregnancy just fine without the shots. At this stage I would say she is safe from aborting.
 

Bobby Ann Abbott
Posted From: 208.35.11.51
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 11:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

On another post someone was telling me that it is dangerous to give a horse a shot 30 days before the due date. My vet suggested to give just the tetanus is this a good or bad idea.
 

Anonymous
Posted From: 130.36.62.127
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 11:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

In order for the mare to have the most antibodies in her system to transfer them to the foal in the colostrum, she should be vaccinated with everything EWT, Flu/Rhino, WNV, Rabies and Strangles about a month before her foaling date. Otherwise the foal will not get the immunity it needs. Please contact a vet and have the mare vaccinated as soon as possible to protect that foal.

The person who advocated no vaccines in the last 30 days is going against the current guidelines published by the AAEP, the equine vet association.



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