Hello, I have a 13-15 yr old mare, had her a little over a year and bred her a month and a half to 2 months after getting her. She has been said to have had a foal before, years ago. First of all I would like to say that I am not experienced with breeding and wasnt sure if she was in season, but as soon as I put her in with the stallion she did seem to be winking and teasing and leaking, and I have been told that a mare can go into season when put with a stallion, by the way, she did this when I first got her and put her in with my 2 geldings, she was certainly in season, even made my gelding mount her...anyways I left her with the stallion for a week, and he mounted her several times, (she let him after a couple hours)So then about 4 to 5 months after she was bred, I had her checked and the vet did not feel a baby...but as time has gone on, she has got very big in the belly, I have had her wormed regularly and had her vacc.She is free grazing and we only feed her a scoop of dry pellets in the morning. She would be aprox. 341 days gestation. I have not seen any bagging up, but she has been yawning alot more and it does seem that her milk veins have got thicker and fuller. And yesterday I was behind her and saw her switching her tail and saw a clearish sticky substance coming from her vulva..Her stride does seem longer and she is just huge, it does appear that she has a lower belly as well as extremly wide. Also after reading through the posts, I saw about the fescue fungus and I can almost bet I have that in my pasture, and if so and she is pregnant this isnt good. I am going to have the vet out at the end of the week, but I hope its not too late if she is pregnant. So I would really like some fast advise so I dont continue to worry myself sick. I have basically thought all along that she wasnt pregant since the vet said so, but I am going to be highly upset if she was and I didnt take her off the pasture a couple months ago to protect her from this fescue. So the questions are... 1. If she took the stallion, chances are she went into season and that is true that they can throw into season when put with a stallion? 2.What would the sticky slimy stuff be coming from her vulva?Is that normal for a mare getting ready to foal? 3. Has anyone heard of a vet being wrong with a rear end check at nearly 5 months?..(dont know the term for this.. 4. Does it sound like she is pregnant?
Anonymous Posted From: 188.8.131.52
Posted on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 09:12 pm:
I forgot to mention also that I have never seen her go into season since I bred her. And I can not tell for sure whether or not her back end has dropped any or whether her vulva is larger or looser, it does appear to me, but I keep thinking I am just hoping that it is...lol...I just want some answers and it will be a few days before the vet can come out. Any advise is very appreciated. Thanks
Is she bagging up? Whats her udder look like and feel like.
It is possible to do a palpation at that time and not beable to feel the baby.
Have you read any books on breeding. Try blessed is the broodmares. Its an excellant book.
Anonymous Posted From: 184.108.40.206
Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2003 - 07:42 am:
Hi, no she does not apprear to be bagging up in the utter, just the milk veins seem swollen, and bigger. I taLked to a friend last night who has stables and is a horse trainer and she said she didnt think we would have the fescue here. She is a pony horse and is only about 13.5 hands, I am hearing that sometimes ponies go longer?? I guess its a waiting game at least untill I can get a vet out here.
Hello! My 10 yr. old (probably not a maiden mare) quarter horse has been determined to be pregnant, estimated to be due this month...by the stable owner, who has bred her own mares, and by an EXTERNAL exam by a vet (the vet is pregnant and couldn't risk doing a palpation). She's "bagging up," several of us have felt, what we thought was, the foal move. Her belly is very low and butt is up. Her right side bulges out more than the left. We've seen her begin to wax. Nonetheless, another vet came out, palpatated her, and said he she's NOT pregnant, just hormonal. Is there anyway he's mistaken??
Anyssapark Posted From: 220.127.116.11
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 05:54 pm:
Janie, By the sounds of your mare, she is certainly showing all the signs of being pregnant, and the fact that she is bagging up AND waxing, and all this at the right time, makes me think that she is pregnant. I breed miniature horses, and i have just been surprised with a lovely little colt, that the whole way through the pregnancy was never have supposed to exist (according to the vet). So yes, it is very possible that the mare is pregnant. All the signs are certainly pointing that way, and the fact that you have felt the foal would make it a HUGE coincidence if she wasnt pregnant. Goodluck, let me know what happens!!!
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