Post Number: 2
|Posted on Saturday, August 16, 2008 - 03:57 pm: ||
Mare is at 23 days today, (could not get 15 day ultrasound done) ultrasound showed embryo in the right horn just under ovary. Had ragged edges which I thought is normal, but vet thought it should be smooth. Also showed some white flecks in the middle.Could this be a pregnancy? Just looking for opinions or experiences. She also shows a 30 follicle in the left and no signs of heat. Vet wants to ultrasound on Monday and see if it has grown or is shrinking.
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Saturday, August 16, 2008 - 04:00 pm: ||
Let me clarify... we think it is an embryo. So could it be, and any chances of it moving? Need any advice or experiences please.
Post Number: 2144
|Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 11:29 am: ||
If it is indeed a conceptus, it would be unlikely to maintain - not impossible, but unlikely.
Other possibilities include free fluid or a cyst.
By 23 days post ovulation/conception you should be able to identify a heartbeat if it is indeed a pregnancy. Take a look at the article on our site about the equine embryo and fetus for clarification of images.
Post Number: 27
|Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 10:03 pm: ||
I am amazed at the number of vets who seem surprised to find follicles on the ovary when a mare is in foal. The description you gave sounds like what I have seen when checking for pregnancy. You can check the articles on this web site and see some photos of a 23 day ultrasound . The ragged edges you describe are normal after 17 days or more. I am losing confidence in some vet's ultrasounds! Good luck!