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Preggers or not?

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Liezel
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 09:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Huh? I posted here 2 days ago but never saw my post come up?

Anyway, long story:
Have an old mare Missy, she's 20+. Last year she was at a breeding station from end Feb to April, to be a recipient mare for an embryo. They sent her home saying she's too difficult to work with (heehee) and that she's too old to take.
So November last year I lease her to a nice kid for playdays and that sort of thing.
January the mother calls me, am I sure Missy is not pregnant? No I say, she's fat (she's always been a good keeper) and just has a hay belly.
Last week the mother calls me again, PLEASE wont I come look they think Missy is pregnant. So off I go to set worried moms mind at ease. Until I see Missy! Wowzers, big, distended belly, sunken in in front of hips, and forming a bag! The rest of her is in fit shape, so its not just a grass belly (she had a baby in 2001 and this is exactly what she looked like!)
So I get the vet to palpate - she doesnt feel anything. Still waiting for bloodwork to come back.(my vet is only 6 months out of vet school though and I dont think shes had much repro experience.

So
Either mare is pregnant
or faking it (but that HUGE distended gut??)
or she must have a tumor the size of a german shepherd.
She's lopsided, and if you press on her sides behind the ribs, you can see and feel movement.

Not expecting an answer from you guys, but I'm stumped! Just needed some moral support! :D
 

Sandy
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 05:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well Liezel,
If your mare would be far enough along to be dropping, and making a bag, I don't think there would be any way for your vet, just out of vet school or not, to have missed that baby on palpation! Unless she only put her finger tips inside her or something. But yet everything else you say definitely points to a pregnancy. I can see why you're stumped. I think I would be too ;)
 

Trisha
Posted on Friday, February 20, 2004 - 01:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow, let us know what happens! This has happened to a few mares that I know of...not supposed to be preg, but whoops!



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