> I went to cover her again 2 days later and she did not want noting to > do with the stallion...ok so I figured she caught...
A mare not continuing to demonstrate estrus ("heat") in this manner does not indicate pregnancy. Most mares do not remain receptive outside the estrus phase of their cycle and will reject the stallions advances demonstrably - pregnant or not.
On top of that - about 10% of mares will still demonstrate estrus behaviour even though they are pregnant!
You should have had this mare checked for pregnancy by ultrasound about 15 days after the original breeding, or by palpation about 19 (if an experienced palpator) or 35 days (if not experienced) after the original breeding. Firstly it would have saved you a lot of aggravation ; next it would have saved possible injury to the stallion if a re-breed was tried and she turned out to be pregnant and resisted the stallion (which is what it sounds as though may be the case); next if the mare had been bred and was apready pregnant, you would probably have caused the loss of the original pregnancy; and finally it would have prevented the risks associated with twinning which is considerable in the equine.
> What would be the reasons that she would absorb? She's a healthy mare > and the stallion is healthy. Is it her or him?
There are a huge variety of possible reasons for pregnancy loss (mares do not incidentally "absorb" a pregnancy, it is lost through the cervix, but is so small in most cases as to be not seen). It would be impossible to identify the reason without evaluation - if there was in fact pregnancy loss.
Make sure you tell your vet the original breeding date when - and you should do this - you have her pregnancy checked. Note too that at this stage (around 100 days) it can sometimes be difficult to identify a pregnancy by palpation, so you might want to have a blood test for estrogens (or estrone sulfate) run as well if there is any doubt following the palpation.
sounds like you need to invest more time and money in your vet. Every mare needs to be checked no later than 18 days post breeding by ultrasound for pregnancy just in case you were to get twins or triplets. There is just a small window your vet can get rid of one of the unwanted. So if you check at 18 days you have about 10 days to pinch it.
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