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Twinning?

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Mood Swings
Yearling
Username: Mood_swings

Post Number: 74
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 10:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My mare was checked at 13 days post breeding and it was discovered that she was pregnant with twins. She had multiple follicles and had to be covered twice as she hadn't ovulated in the "preferred" 48 hr period.

Each twin was in a seperate horn, yeah for me! My question is: should one always be pinched right away even if they are seperate or is it ever better to see if the mare will abort one if it is weaker? Just curious ... and the vet did pinch one. Thank you :-)
 

Heather Kutyba
Breeding Stock
Username: Heatherck11

Post Number: 587
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 - 12:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Whew! I was worried for a moment.

Pinch...or you risk losing both.
 

Mood Swings
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Username: Mood_swings

Post Number: 76
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 - 10:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Heather I was referring to leaving the twins for a matter of days versus long term ;) I know often times the twins are in the same horn and are too close to pinch so the vet has to wait a few days to see if they seperate enough for pinching and sometimes one will weaken on it's own. Thanks :-)
 

Heather Kutyba
Breeding Stock
Username: Heatherck11

Post Number: 588
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 - 02:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hiya,
General rule of thumb is to pinch as soon as possible. The earlier the better, so as to not jeopardize the remaining pregnancy.
At approx 16 days, a conceptsus starts becoming "fixed". Once that occurs, it's more complicated and higher risk.
Being in seperate horns, I would be more concerned that one would not reduce since it has it's "own space". But, that's not based on any medical evidence (just neurosis!).
Fortunately, I haven't had to deal with twinning much....
I am SO pleased your mare is in foal!

Jos can probably go into this with more precision than I. There is also a good article on twinning that he has.
 

Mood Swings
Yearling
Username: Mood_swings

Post Number: 78
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2007 - 11:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Heather :-)
 

Jos
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Post Number: 1351
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 09:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Read the article about twinning that is in the articles section of this web site (follow that link) and then pinch.

Or perhaps you would be better doing it the other way around... :-)



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