I have just started to palpate my mares. First I'm not sure if I am appling enough pressure to find a pregnacy or just still green. I know that I can hurt her, my vet has been helping me but wondered if the is some kinda trick or something that I am missing.
What do you mean by applying pressure? At what stage are you palpating? You should not have to apply much pressure at all; after day 21 or so you should be able to slide your hand along the uterus, which should feel like a tube, and feel a bulge about the size of a golf ball. At day thirty, the bulge is about the size of a tennis ball, etc. There should be very little "pressure" needed.
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