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Vet says Yes, Test says No

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Amitola Dreamer
Neonate
Username: Amitoladreamer

Post Number: 1
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 - 09:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ok, I had my mare pasture bred with a very experienced stallion. But my vet gave her that shot (can't remember what its called at the moment) that will bring them in to heat- she had already been in earlier in the year but I didn't want to leave her long at the studs place so he said to give the shot and she would come in quicker. I am very impatient- So i bought the equine preg test and tested her the very first day I could, test said no. So I waited 2 more weeks and had the vet come out and palpate her, he says yes. I don't know what to do- I have not seen her come back in season but I hate not knowing for sure...... She was bred on/around April 1 (to make matters worse ;)) I have a gelding she is kept with, and I saw him mount her earlier in the year when she came in heat and I have not seen him do it since so I am hoping she is Preggy! Any hints or seuggestions...
Thanks
 

Heather Kutyba
Breeding Stock
Username: Heatherck11

Post Number: 254
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 - 11:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Request an ultrasound...doing so will allow you and the vet to confirm if she's pregnant or not....and alleviate your concerns :-)
 

Cathy
Breeding Stock
Username: Cathy

Post Number: 186
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 12:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What test did you do? There are very different and specific time frames for different test.
If you could tell us which you used we could help you more.
 

cathy Cook
Weanling
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 32
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 07:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Was she ever confirmed in foal by ultrasound? If so at what days. We do them at 16, 28 and 60 days.
 

Amitola Dreamer
Neonate
Username: Amitoladreamer

Post Number: 2
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 07:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My vet ( I work for him also) doesnt do much horse work and we don't have an ultrasound machine... He kinda freaked me out anyway when he palpated her cause he used ketamine on her like we do the cats at work and she flopped around and all and I was later told that was totally not normal- if it wasn't for that I would have confidence in what he said but that kinda freaked me out, I used the Pregnamare test kit at like 40 days after breeding. My mare was given the shot on a saturday when we arrived at the stallions place, when I went to pick her up two saturdays later she acted like she was still interested but he was acting like she was over-not intersted. So i was also worried I might have gotten her too early. I am not familiar with any vets in my local area that will do an ultrasound, horses aren't TOO popular in this area so its hard to find an equine vet. This is my first pregnancy with a mare, dogs are so much easier
 

Megan A Brown
Breeding Stock
Username: Fabmeg

Post Number: 161
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 08:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I find that Ace is a lot more effective to take the edge of for a plapation if it's a nice mare, but they will still kick sometimes. If you can mix it with xylazine(1 and 1/2cc ace and 1/2cc xylazine each for an average QH mare), it will keep thier feet on the ground but not get them all that drunk. Also, if you cant get a palpation stock, 2 hay bales work very well to buffer angry kicks. I wouldn't worry two much about the Kentamine flop, some horses, particularly Arabians, can get really drunk on Kentamine. We in general don't use it unless we are going to lay them down, but if your vet was worried about getting his teeth kicked out, he probably gave her that to insure she wouldn't get fussy. Another thought, if you did the Pregnamare test on the first possible day, the hormones might still have been too low to register. It might be worth giving the test another go.
 

Amitola Dreamer
Neonate
Username: Amitoladreamer

Post Number: 3
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2006 - 09:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

thanks for the info, my mare is pretty good, I didnt think she would need to be drugged that much but I think he has been hurt pretty badly palpating mares before, he won't do it for customers any more.....I was thinking of doing the test again, but I could have another vet come out and palpate her for about what the test cost. Do you think another palpation or another test would be the best bet?
 

Rousseau
Weanling
Username: Epona5

Post Number: 38
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2006 - 03:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ultrasound is the best way to know for sure !
 

Megan A Brown
Breeding Stock
Username: Fabmeg

Post Number: 166
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2006 - 03:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If you can get an ultrasound on her you will know for sure, or as sure as anything else. If the other vet does a bunch of repro work, they would probably be able to tell something with just a palpation, but without the ultrasound, it's impossible to be sure. If it comes down to another small animal vet, it might be better money to do the test again.
 

Amitola Dreamer
Neonate
Username: Amitoladreamer

Post Number: 4
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 04, 2006 - 05:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, I am hoping my gelding has let me know for sure, We have not had him for long so I don't have history on how/when he was gelded but he always acts interested in our mares when they come in season, and he is flipping out over the other two girls and leaving my girl alone. The girls have always come in together so I am HOPING she is pregnant since she still hasnt shown signs of coming into heat again. She is getting really aggravated with all of their "horse play" too!



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