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Early Pregnancy?

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Alison Moore
Neonate
Username: Mikali

Post Number: 1
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 03:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just wanted to post for my own sanity...

As a maiden, this particular mare took on first attempt with frozen back in 2009. Had a healthy colt in 2010 and was left open.

This year we had her at the breeding farm where my young stallion was learning to collect. Following her cycles, she should have been coming into season when we brought her there but in over 2 weeks there, she never once showed anything to the teasing stallion... She had an ultrasound just after she arrived showing a few small follicles, was given the split doses of lute and followed. Still nothing to the teaser and no follicle change on ultrasound 7 days later... another round of lute and no follicle change on ultrasound 5 days after that.

Decide to go back to 14 day reg/lute protocol. Upon ultrasound, the vet sees a small but breedable follicle, so she is breed the next day with the freshest of fresh semen. Followed that up with an ultrasound 24hours after breeding and she had ovulated - all looked good.

Today, 15 days after insemination, the ultrasound was inconclusive... maybe CL forming/maybe not, uterus doesn't look pregnant/but not like she is coming into season... vet did find a follicle, but couldn't say if it was a breedable one...

I have read through many of the threads here, and piecing together information from a variety of different posts - am I foolish to be hoping that she may in fact be pregnant but perhaps only around 12-13 days?

I do have the luxury of a second opinion in two days time... so I will probably have a more definitive answer then, just wanted to share my frustration with some sympathetic ears.
 

Jos
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 3309
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 10:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Could be pregnant. Some vets are incompetent enough that they can't identify an early pregnancy on u/s (but are willing to charge you for not doing so...!). A 12 day pregnancy is easily identified in a clean-uterus mare by someone that knows what they are doing.

Let us know how the next check turns out!! :-)
 

Alison Moore
Neonate
Username: Mikali

Post Number: 2
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 10:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, mare is open and has a 35mm follicle on her left overy and is most definitely coming into season. Of course, she has to do this when my stallion and I are about 2 hours from my collection facility and horse showing...
 

Jos
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 3314
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 10:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

M-A-R-E is a four-lettered word!!! :-)
 

Alison Moore
Neonate
Username: Mikali

Post Number: 3
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 02:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Jos - thought I would let you know that we have a nice 19 day "black dot" to show for the effort involved in the last breeding and I can go back to loving my mare again (and holding my breath for a heartbeat )
Also very proud of my stallion since this is his first season standing and he collected and went right back to horse showing
 

Jos
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Post Number: 3362
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Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 09:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Congratulations! :-)



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