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Can Someone Please Give Me Some Advice....ANYONE

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melissa l
Neonate
Username: Melissa05d

Post Number: 4
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 05:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ok i have this mare...and my older sister pinched her udder and this clear liquid came out...and i dont know if she is bagging up or what....the man i bought her from said she may have been out in the pasture with the stallion and he said if she was due she should have one by august...but yesterday she was acting all weird and our gelding wouldnt leave her alone...he kept biting her and she finally got sick of it and kicked him...but im not for sure if she is heat or she might be pregnant...so if anyone can help me...i would really appreciate it .....can someone please give me some advice...i am new to mares

 

Jos
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 1411
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 06:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Have your vet check her. Any responses posted on a bulletin board are not going to be definitive.
 

melissa l
Neonate
Username: Melissa05d

Post Number: 5
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 08:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

how much does it cost for a veternarian to come out and do a ultrasound usually??
 

Jos
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Post Number: 1413
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Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 09:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Again - contact your vet. Prices will vary tremendously. I've seen charges of $10 all the way through to $250. Same process, different vet, different location.

Call your vet.
 

melissa l
Neonate
Username: Melissa05d

Post Number: 6
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2007 - 09:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ok i will do that the first thing in the morning...and thanks for the advice...also could you look at these pictures and tell me if you think she could be bagging up....you probably need to click on them cause the small pictures dont do any justice...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa279/melissa05d/melissascam136.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa279/melissa05d/melissascam132.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa279/melissa05d/melissascam130.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa279/melissa05d/melissascam137.jpg

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa279/melissa05d/melissascam135.jpg

she is only 9 and is a maiden mare that has never foaled before


(Message edited by melissa05d on July 02, 2007)
 

Jos
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Post Number: 1415
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 12:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

As noted above any mammary development may or may not be associated with pregnancy. It is therefore best that your vet who can actually view the mare gives his diagnosis.
 

Maureen
Neonate
Username: Maureen

Post Number: 1
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 10:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We just bought a mare 2 weeks ago and found out she may be pregnant. Had the vet come out and the vet recommended and gave my 1-2 month pregnant mare EWT, Influenza/Rhino & West nile. She said that there will be a risk either way but a higher risk with out the vaccines. I have been reading about vaccinating only at 5,7 & 9 months along with a full set of vaccines at 10 months along. Do I have anything to worry about???
 

Jos
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Post Number: 1420
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Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 11:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If the vaccinations have already been given then it's too late to worry... :-)

As a general rule, it is better to vaccinate prior to breeding and not during the first three months of pregnancy, but as your vet noted, if you are in a high-risk area for a problem, the risk of vaccination is less than not vaccinating.

The 5, 7 and 9 month vaccinations are a specific vaccination against an abortion strain of EHV.

The 10 month vaccination is intended to boost immunity prior to foaling so that the colostrum carries maximal antibody levels.
 

Maureen
Neonate
Username: Maureen

Post Number: 2
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2007 - 12:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So it's not recommended but is it an ok thing to do?
 

Jos
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Post Number: 1421
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Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2007 - 10:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

In other species research has shown a greater incidence of pregnancy loss if toxins as a whole - not just vaccines - are encountered during the first 90 days of pregnancy. While this has not been researched in the equine it is not unreasonable to extrapolate the information to that species, and generally it is held to be desirable to avoid toxin exposure during the first 90 days of pregnancy (obviously some toxins need to be avoided during the entire pregnancy, but the list of common toxins that is recommended to avoid during the first 90 days includes vaccines, dewormers etc.).

As noted above however, in the event that there are certain diseases to which the pregnant mare may be exposed, and she has not been vaccinated against, then the risk of injury to the mare exceeds the risk of injury to the foal.

It is also of course important to consider that in the event that the pregnancy is lost, the mare can be rebred, but if the mare is dead from some disease against which she was not vaccinated, she can't be!



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