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How can I tell if my mare is pregnant?

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Anonymous
Posted From: 64.252.137.112
Posted on Monday, November 29, 2004 - 07:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Okay well I bought this six year old paint mare in august and right before i bought her she had weaned a foal. One of my friends asked me if she was pregnant. She sed she could have been pasture bred after she had the foal which was before i got her and then i asked her old owner who had her when she had the other foal and he sed he didnt know, he also said the stallion could have gotten into the pasture with her but the lady i bought her from said she wasnt in foal. Now i am a little worried and not sure what to do.

How can I tell if my mares pregnant or not?
 

Cathy
Posted From: 67.129.136.122
Posted on Monday, November 29, 2004 - 09:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You can take her to your vet and have her preg checked.
 

yvette Mercado (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted From: 134.114.5.2
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 01:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am worried that my mare is pregnant, when we got her they said she could be because she was kept in a big herd of horses with one stallion. She started to fill with milk in her udder yesterday. But shes not fat , but her belly drops down. How can I tell? But we cant get her pregnancy tested.
 

yvette Mercado (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 01:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They dont do pregnancy testing where I live. And she doesnt approve of vets, and if we sadate her it may cause problems. Are there any signs? How can I tell?
 

Deena
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Username: Morganslil1

Post Number: 244
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 01:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If the vet cant come out youll just have to wait and see but that could put your mare at risk and you could possibly lose your foal.
 

Jos
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Username: Jos

Post Number: 10486
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 02:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I support Deena's observations. You should check this mare, as not checking could put her and the unborn foal (if there is one) at risk.

What country are you located in that they "don't do pregnancy testing"? There are blood assays that can be used to indicate pregnancy status available in some countries, but you will typically require a vet to draw the blood and submit the sample. Why do you not wish to sedate/tranquilise her? There is a far greater risk in not knowing if she is pregnant than there is in tranquilisation with a suiable tranquiliser.
 

Kim k
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Username: Kimk

Post Number: 370
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 02:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We have had a few nasty mares and if you set up a tie stall of some sort with several bales of straw behind the mare and someone with a twitch in front of the stall on the mare, it may be possible. This way you will be able to know if you need to get certian vaccinations at the right times to prevent disease or loss of the foal.A good equine vet that is comfortable with doing these procedures is helpful as well. They have been in these situations before and maybe can lend a few helpful suggestions.
 

Yvette (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 04:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

IF I USE A TWICTH I COULD LOSE MY BOND WITH MY MARE. AND I FEEL TWITCHES ARE VERY INAPPROPRIATE. BESIDES SHE IS ONLY THREE!!!!
 

Kim k
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Username: Kimk

Post Number: 386
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 05:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

whoa!
A twitch used in the apprioatie fashion can be a very usefull tool.... Its only intention is to get the horse thinking about something else. Loose a bond with your mare... Never had any trouble loosing a bond with a animal because of a twitch... That is like a mother saying she can't hold her child while they are getting vaccinated for a deadly disease. It is important to have a vet evaluate your mare and her conditions for her health and the health of a baby. If you feel you will loose your bond, then have someone else do it. She obvisously doesn't have respect for humans as she does not "approve" of vets.
 

Terry O.
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Username: Ksfarmer

Post Number: 22
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 05:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I agree. Several years ago while my vet was giving my gelding his yearly vacinations my horse didn't want to sit still. The vet got upset and thought he had to use a twitch Sonny got more upset and almost wiped us all out. I thought that he was a trained Leppizaner he jumped straight up and kicked with the front and hind feet. Needless to say I won't ever try that again with any horse. Nobody got hurt, surprisingly but the vet did have to clean his shorts out.
 

Kim k
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Username: Kimk

Post Number: 387
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 06:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Terry, I agree that you have to be carefull and look at the situation. The other posted has never made comment that she has had trouble with a twitch, the only thing that she has said is that the horse does not approve of vets. Well, everyone needs vet work done at some point in time and she sure dosne't have the respect of her horse to have a vet out.... Just trying to offer suggestions on how to handle a horse that needs vet care. I agree its silly to twitch a horse for vaccines. It can be done differntly, even if a horse is not sitting still-your gelding sounds as if he just was perfect and a vet expected him to be completley still.
This other poster is needing help knowing if her horse is bred..... A vet is needed.
I guess i'm just talking in circles so ....
We have successfully used a twitch and bales of straw to do preg checks and to flush a mare that needed it. sometimes they just don't want a hand up their bum.

You really need to know if a mare is pg so she and the foal can have proper care.
 

Beverly Outlaw
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Username: Outlawpaints

Post Number: 106
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 09:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Yvette,

Most vets if you let them know that your mare has problems with vets and they may need to twitch her, will usually bring someone they "trust" or work closely with and you don't even have to be around if you don't want to.

If you don't want to use a twitch you may not have another option. You could use something to knock the edge off, but then you would have to be able to get close enough to do so..

i wouldn't worry too much about it. you do need to find out if she is pregnant. If she is you will need to make sure she has certain shots and in the last couple of months you may need to up her feed. If you ip her feed and she is not pregnant you could possibly founder your horse, which of course is ireversible and you don't want that.

I would take the high road and let them twitch her long enough to giver her a sedative and then let it kick in and then you should be able to vaccinate for all the things you need.

Just my advice of course... hope it helps.
 

Jos
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Username: Jos

Post Number: 10494
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 10:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There will be far more serious damage to the bond if the mare dies because she was not pregnancy checked, and turned out to be, only to die as a result of undetected pregnancy and complications foaling.

Worse case scenario? Yup, sure. But it is possible.

If a twitch gets the job done, there will be far less damage than you would possibly think, and by not doing it, you are seriously compromising the well-being of the mare.

Note my observation that it is about "getting the job done" though. If it doesn't get the job done, then it's not worth doing it and another technique must be used...



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