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When dose a preg mare or donkey start showing?

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destny berwick
Neonate
Username: Destiny_berwick

Post Number: 6
Registered: 09-2006
Posted on Saturday, September 23, 2006 - 08:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i have a preg mini donkey . about when will she start showing and or act different? thanks
 

Daniel Crouse
Yearling
Username: Sneakers17

Post Number: 95
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2006 - 12:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ours started showing a little at 5.5 to 6 months.
Is that normal?
 

destny berwick
Neonate
Username: Destiny_berwick

Post Number: 9
Registered: 09-2006
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2006 - 05:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

souns a little late dose any one else have and asmwer?
 

Kassie Finley
Breeding Stock
Username: Jkqh

Post Number: 275
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2006 - 07:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

As I have come to find out mares do not start showing signs of being pregnant until around 6 months. The foal is only about the size of a chipmunk up till then. So it has plenty of room to hide. Look at this site, it shows the size of the fetus as it grows http://equineestates.com/development.html
 

Grace D Cross
Neonate
Username: Crosswinds

Post Number: 1
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 08:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a AQHA mare that is 12yrs old. She never has had any foals. I took her to a FQHR Stallion,when she came into heat,several times times over the last few months, starting in June.
She had shown signs of heat every time and was bred each time. Now her belly is starting to hang low, and looks like its oval shaped,not round like shes fat. Could she be pregnant ?
 

Jos
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 1116
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 10:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What did the pregnancy check ultrasound show?
 

Grace D Cross
Neonate
Username: Crosswinds

Post Number: 2
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Monday, January 01, 2007 - 08:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

never had any tests.
 

Jos
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 1118
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 12:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would encourage you to read the article about twinning, as although it is too late this time, I hope it might encourage you to have your mares checked the next time, and possibly save you some heartbreak.

As far as where you are right now - there's really no way of telling without an evaluation by a veterinarian - either an ultrasound/palpation and/or a blood test. About 10% of mares come into estrus ("heat") throughout pregnancy, so the fact that she came into estrus tells you nothing one way or another. To answer your question specifically, yes, she could be pregnant, as she was bred.
 

Teena Bain
Nursing Foal
Username: Bluejay

Post Number: 14
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 05:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jos,

I have been around a long time and know this to be true about mares in foal.. I have one that was checked in foal by ultrasound at about 20 days. Re checked recently by palpation and I was told two times by that vet she felt the foal in the right horn.. But, this mare drives me crazy with her behavior. Squealing, squatting and peeing. Lying on the walls.. I have noticed this seems to get worse when the mare next to her starts her cycle. This mare has just eaten big holes in the walls of my NEW Tong and Groves Stalls… URGH So, she can see the mare next to her..

She is new to me and the previous owner has no clue how she was with the first foal.. I’ve had mares act like they were cycling (just not this bad) and I have even had the one that acts like a stallion when she is in foal..

Should I have her checked a forth time or wait and see? She is due the first week in April.

PS I am not new to this. This mare is just makeing me really unsure of myself...
 

Jos
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 1119
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 10:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If you want to be sure, have her checked... :-)
 

Teena Bain
Nursing Foal
Username: Bluejay

Post Number: 17
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 12:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jos, that is whatI thought I would do. Just seems silly to have them checked so many times. I will have another ultra sound done by another vet this month. URGH.. So much $$$ Least that way I will know for sure..
Thanks



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