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Mare size at 270 days

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Rebecca
Neonate
Username: Bexxy

Post Number: 8
Registered: 08-2011
Posted on Monday, April 09, 2012 - 02:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi there,

My mare was scanned in foal around 35 days. Since then Eveything has gone smoothly as far as we can tell. She should now be 270 days. Going on last pregnancy she should have around 66 days to go. My question is that she isn't looking particularly large or pregnant - should I expect her to be quite big or noticeable now? She generally is quite stressy and when she is stressed she has very active abdominal muscles (heave lines) so I am wondering if this might be why she hasn't dropped (if that's the correct term!) because she has strong abdominal muscles? When she is relaxed she looks quite deep but I am a little unsure when you should expect to look and go " that horse is pregnant!"

She is due for her injections at the end of the month so I can ask my vet to have a look but I am at my whits end looking at her saying is she?/isn't she! Any advice? Will post a picture if I can .......

When i google mare size they all look huge by now! Thanks!
 

Rebecca
Neonate
Username: Bexxy

Post Number: 10
Registered: 08-2011
Posted on Monday, April 09, 2012 - 03:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here's one of her relaxed where I think she looks ok;

http://m1249.photobucket.com/albumview/albums/bexxyv/photo-2.jpg.html?o=1&newest =1

And one where i dont think she looks at all pregnant taken within days of each other

http://m1249.photobucket.com/albumview/albums/bexxyv/photo-3.jpg.html?o=0&newest =1
 

Julianna
Neonate
Username: Juie

Post Number: 1
Registered: 04-2012
Posted on Monday, April 09, 2012 - 08:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Rebecca,

Have you seen or felt any foal movement? My mare is 283 days and her "kid" is moving around all the time. I agree she doesn't look particularly big for 270 days; could be her "normal".

Good luck! It will be easy enough for your vet to do a foal check. Fingers crossed!!
 

Rebecca
Nursing Foal
Username: Bexxy

Post Number: 11
Registered: 08-2011
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 05:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks! She is moving all the time but she is very active with her abdominal muscles so never sure if it's her or a little one. I see flickers sometimes too but still nothing major.

Last time she foaled I never saw movement until she was massive - although temperament wise she is a lot different than previous she is much more stressy and active these days, a worrier about everything I do think that's a lot to do with it too (hopefully!)

I am sure the vet can advise but I am not good at waiting - thanks! ;)
 

Candi Shanholtzer
Yearling
Username: Canchaser

Post Number: 83
Registered: 03-2010
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 01:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

First off, I would like to say that you have a beautiful mare! Really nice build. My two cents aren't worth a whole lot, but I think you may be right to question. She doesn't look like the "typical" mare around 270 days. Having said that, they can fool us! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you. Please keep us updated.
 

Karen Knight
Weanling
Username: Sparkskaren

Post Number: 42
Registered: 08-2010
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 03:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I had a mare last year TB mare that we were not convinced it was in foal.Once it had started bagging up i had decided that the foal had died a few months before or was going to be the smallest foal ever. yet she foal a long legged coloured colt foal on time and she looked no diffrent before than after. she had no belly at all and you could stand behind her and not see any belly. they have a way of suprising us.
 

Holly
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Bonny

Post Number: 2498
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 07:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You can order a wee foal 120 also, I agree she doesnt 'look' 270 days....With the vet check or wee foal you should know for sure :-)
 

Candi Shanholtzer
Yearling
Username: Canchaser

Post Number: 100
Registered: 03-2010
Posted on Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 11:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Any new updtaes??



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