Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 09:01 am:
Hi All, I have a mare who was confirmed in foal at 21 days at the stud farm. I brought her home when she was a little more than 30 days. The farm was suppose to have medicated her prior to travel since she can get stressed easily even though it was a short haul ( 20 mins). She came out of the trailer looking like she took a bath in whipped cream. I was unable to get my vet out to do a follow up preg check until she was about 70-75 days or should have been. At this point mare was acting like the biggest hussy on the planet squatting for anything including the barn cat . Vet palpated and ultra sounded and found a folicle at about 35 but said she was not pregnant. Fast forward to today. Mare would be close to 9 months and she is acting pregnant. She is also looking a bit pregnant but she is a big long mare so it is hard to tell for sure. I have felt distinct kicks and flutters in front of her udders. I am concerned since I was told she was open I wormed with Quest, have not given her any pneumabort vaccines or any of the supplements I normally give the mommies to be. 2 part question how likely is it to miss a 70-75 day pregnancy ( I blew it when the vet was here and thought she was about 60 days if that makes any difference) and if I start her on all the mommy good now is it too late? Thank you!!!!
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 01:54 pm:
Peri - I am not an expert so hopefully others will help you out here. I don't think that it is too late to start on any mommy goods. She should be just fine if she is 9 months. That ought to give you plenty of time to get everything into her. And as far as missing it? It is possible. If you think that she is possibly bred, I would go with that theory until she proves you otherwise unless you want to have a vet come out and palpate again for confirmation.
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 08:39 pm:
Thank you for the answer!!! I have been doing as you suggested in terms of adding the vitamins and will give her the 9 month vacination...can't hurt. Meanwhile I am teasing the heck out of her and have her under lights to see if I can bring her into heat...so far no luck there which makes me even more suspecious since she is hardly a prude
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