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Pregnant mare behaving strangely

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Samantha Gard
Neonate
Username: Sam_gard

Post Number: 1
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Wednesday, February 07, 2007 - 01:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi All
My 13 year old warmblood mare is 11weeks pregnant (confirmed by ultrasound) but has started behaving in a strange fashion. She starts off sniffing at me then snorts, squeals like when she is in season and strikes out with her foreleg. It is much like how she is when she is in season, but a lot more full-on. Is this normal? Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

Rhonda Bock
Weanling
Username: Bitznspurz

Post Number: 26
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 08:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My one mare that I have bred, in her 4th month was showing bizarre signs as well. Her hormones were going nuts lol...she was actually trying to mount one of my non bred mares...

I would say its a hormone thing, but always nice to hear what others think :-)
 

Debbie McGowan
Neonate
Username: Paradiseboardingstables

Post Number: 1
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Monday, February 19, 2007 - 08:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I had one of my mares do the same thing. She was about 8 weeks pregnant and started acting like my stallion!! She would snort, arch her neck, curl her lip, and give the gutteral growl of a stallion. She went so far as to mount my yearling filly that shared her pasture. I'm sure it was just her hormones gone wild. She has had a picture perfect pregnancy and is due in a couple of weeks. Don't despair, your mare's wild antics are only temporary.
 

Holly Mullenix
Neonate
Username: Rosie1

Post Number: 1
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 - 03:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a mare 2 months pregnant who is now also showing stallion-like behaviors. I am relieved to see others have experienced this---as I was getting really concerned. She is usually very mild-mannered.
 

Jan Owen
Breeding Stock
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 445
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 - 03:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

An old vet in my area says that means a filly on board :-) So let us know what she has and I will see if it holds true for you.
 

Emma Newby
Weanling
Username: Emsxx

Post Number: 42
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 - 05:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My mare has been the opposite - still early days as she had her 27 day scan today (which was all good - a little heartbeat was detected) - but she has been completely chilled out and laid back. She was stuck in the stable for 3 days with a front shoe that was hanging off waiting for the farrier to come and when she eventually got turned out she just had one buck and canter and fart (!) and then decided she couldn't be bothered so she'd just eat the grass.

The pre-pregnant version of her would have galloped and bucked for a good 5 mins before settling to eat so I couldn't believe my eyes!!

Does that mean a colt or is it still to early?

I fed her the cider vinegar recipe (which she has anyway for joint health) which is supposed to be for a filly (which I would love) but I haven't done the nail test yet - is it too early or can I try it now?

Em
 

Jos
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 1430
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 - 10:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Some pregnant mares display stallion-like tendencies, regardless of what they are carrying. It's because the fetus - both colts and fillies - secretes testosterone at certain stages of development.

So it's not an indication of either a colt or a filly... just a healthy pregnancy! :-)



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