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Can Vet miss pregnancy, by palpation at 6 months?

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Chris J
Neonate
Username: Nwind2

Post Number: 7
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 12:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My mare has been acting odd the last 2 weeks. When we feed her, she soon acts colicky. She did not do this last year. She is on a daily wormer, and had ivermectin just after the first time this happened. She has done this twice in 2 weeks. I called the vet to get a full work up on her, and check for pregnancy, as I have had mares act this way during pregnancy. She palpated her, but said it is really hard for her to tell as she has short arms, and the mare would not relax. She does not think she is pregnant. All the blood work came back normal. Is there a test to have done at this stage of pregnancy to check for pregnancy?
 

charlene birdsall, Baby due 4/2/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Charlie67

Post Number: 625
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Wednesday, March 05, 2008 - 01:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Chris, I believe you can order a urine test kit from www.weefoal.com. Hope this helps. Alot of people on here use it and say it is very accurate, and I believe they have to be at least 90 days along or more.
 

Samantha
Nursing Foal
Username: Dressage_diva333

Post Number: 17
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 02:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have heard of vets missing pregnancies at 6 months, I believe it has something to do with the foal dropping down, and being in a position where the vet cannot feel it. Did the blood tests you do test for pregnancy?
 

Catherine Owen
Yearling
Username: Cateowen

Post Number: 51
Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 07:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If my vet missed a pregnancy at 6 MONTHS!!! I'd find a new vet! Maybe get a 2nd opinion --- one from someone with LONGER arms, now that is a good excuse! Although I would have thought she would have caught it in the blood tests, unless she didn't check for that.

(Message edited by cateowen on March 06, 2008)
 

Jos
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 1752
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Thursday, March 06, 2008 - 11:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From 120 days for the "WeeFoal" test.
 

Chris J
Neonate
Username: Nwind2

Post Number: 8
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Saturday, March 08, 2008 - 04:32 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

She did not test for pregnancy with the blood tests. I have ordered the wee foal test.



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