Post Number: 1
|Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 12:01 pm: ||
Jos..Greetings from NS. My 14 yr old WB mare was
bred in Sept (live cover). My vet performed an ultra sound at 4 mths and she is definetly carrying a foal. However; she is showing strong signs of heat: winking, squating, urinating and swishing her tail at the geldings on the farm.
Also this mare is "crabby" in the stall at the best of times, but her attitude and demeanor seems to be deteriorating. I have her first foal, a 3yr old gelding here and the mare is showing more "maternal" interest in him then she ever did.
Any ideas anyone??}
Post Number: 19
|Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 06:15 pm: ||
I have had mares show signs of heat while pregnant. I don't believe it is all that uncommon.
Post Number: 1160
|Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 03:39 am: ||
About 10% of mares will demonstrate signs of estrus ("heat") during pregnancy. It is in response to increases in certain hormonal levels (typically estrogens), and is normal. FWIW there is a slight correlation between pregnant mares that show estrus and those that are carrying fillies - so let us know what the result is!!!
Post Number: 17
|Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 05:26 am: ||
My mare showed all the signs of heat for her whole pregnancy and i was worried that she was not in foal or something was wrong, but all was fine and she had a FILLY!!!
Post Number: 65
|Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 09:55 am: ||
I had a mare who showed estrus right up until foaling and she indeed had a filly!
Post Number: 161
|Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 04:04 pm: ||
Was she always showing heat signs during the pregnancy or is it something she started recently?
Post Number: 66
|Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 07:01 pm: ||
Just during that one pregnancy.