I beleive that its better to wait for a little after the 4month mark to palpation to work the best. My vet came out a little before then and wasnt sure he could feel the foal he knew that something was there but we did a ultra sound to be on the safe side.
Ultrasound at about 15 days and again no later than 28 days is the way to go. Check the article about twinning for more details on why.
Palpation can be performed as early as 18 days by an experienced palpator, but will not identify twins.
Palpation at 4 months will be unreliable as the weight of the pregnancy may carry the body of the uterus over the pelvic brim and out of the reach of the palpator. It will generally not be reachable again until about 5 months.
Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 - 06:56 am:
Just an update... had her palpated and she is i foal due to the vet i had her palpatd through thank you both for the info!
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