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Biopsy looks pregnant?

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Stefanie Moses
Posted From: 63.145.31.2
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2004 - 12:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just got the results back from my 17 yr old mare's biopsy (foaled only once as a 6 yr old). My vet said the lab called her to verify that my mare wasn't already pregnant because the biopsy would be normal if she was. It is so unusual for a mare that is not pregnant, they didn't even grade it. They are recommending another biopsy, but they've given me so little information about what this could mean that I'm unsure how to procede, especially since I think only a grade III would sway my decision to procede. Has anyone ever had this outcome?
 

Sandy
Posted From: 4.227.172.125
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2004 - 06:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm confused... did you have your mare bred and then biopsied? You say the vet told you that the "mare wasn't already pregnant".
If she was bred, why did you have a biopsy done instead of an ultra sound? Just curious...
 

Stefanie Moses
Posted From: 68.233.65.243
Posted on Tuesday, May 04, 2004 - 10:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No, she hadn't been covered. I was told the biopsy was very unusual for a barren mare, but would be considered normal for a pregnant one (though I assume they don't see many of those). I'm guessing this is something that happens rarely, if ever, since the lab and my vet seemed quite confused by it. I'm just hoping someone might have more information for me...
 

Sandy
Posted From: 205.187.220.121
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 12:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That is quite confusing for sure. I don't think I have ever heard of that happening. I would like to know what it is about the findings that make them say that it would be normal for a pregnant mare but not an open one. I would want to know exactly what it is that they found.
I think it is your vet and/or the lab that you need to find out more information from. I would almost be wondering if the sample wasn't in some way contaminated and that is why it is giving the unusual reading. It may almost be worth it to have another biopsy done. But I think I would be asking for more specific findings first.
 

Stefanie Moses
Posted From: 63.145.31.2
Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2004 - 04:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They did give me a copy of the report, but not knowing what normal is leaves me in the dark. I guess I'll have to wait and grill her when she comes back on Friday. It shocked me enough that I wasn't prepared with a barrage of questions.



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