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Diana Gilger
Breeding Stock
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 197
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 11:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have 2 mares both due in the first 2 weeks of april, and one mare who i was told by my vet was not bred. The 2 bred mares are not bagged up yet but the "unbred" mare is. When I test their milk with the calcium test strips, they all achieve the same score on the pads. (2 out of 4 pads turn) My question is this
1) Is it normal for the "unbred" to have the same calcium concentration in her udder as the bred mares? Or should I suspect she's bred?
2) I know a mare can bag up in a matter of minutes....but, should I still notice a change in calcium content ahead of time? Or does the calcium content change as quickly as the bag itself?
Thank you in advance for your thoughts!
 

Mary Greer
Yearling
Username: Cowgirlup07

Post Number: 55
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 11:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello,
The "unbred" mare sounds bred to me. Im no expert but I dont really think it should be and if she is bagging up she should be preggo. My mares calcium went from nothing to her having a baby on the ground so I dont really know how accurate the test would be I guess it depends on the mare.
 

Diana Gilger
Breeding Stock
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 198
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 - 07:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you Mary, that's nice to know. I appreciate your input! I've always thought she was bred, but for a 16 year old broodmare, she doesn't "look" bred (as in what she usually looks like) I was housing my horse at a friends barn, and a couple of the barn helpers asked me when she was due....and it made me think twice, so I tested her with the strips and didn't know what to think of the outcome.
 

Mary Greer
Yearling
Username: Cowgirlup07

Post Number: 56
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 - 11:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yeah I got the foaling pridictor and it never picked up anything when I tested my mare and then boom the baby was here..
 

Diana Gilger
Breeding Stock
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 199
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Friday, April 04, 2008 - 10:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jos? Anyone else? More input?
Thanks
 

Tricia Brander
Neonate
Username: Sa_cowgirl

Post Number: 3
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Friday, April 04, 2008 - 11:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I had a mare that ran with a stallion for a month, took her to the vet and he said she was open. Then several months later she started producing a bag, a couple weeks later bagged up tight. I could express fluid. I really don't recall the color now, but it was just a false pregnancy. She never did foal and was checked and is open. I don't know if it helps but this mare doesn't allow herself to be covered. She is a grade mare even though she should have been registered so it is no loss to me :-) Just thought I would share. :-)
 

Jos
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 1816
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Friday, April 04, 2008 - 11:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

  1. Milk contains calcium.
  2. There is no such thing as a "due date" in the equine. The average range of gestational duration is anywhere between 320 and 370 days.
  3. If the mares are at 11 months now any moderately competent veterinarian should be able to easily tell their status by rectal palpation. Have them checked, then you'll know.



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