Hi, New to this site but I love it and have read up but still need the help if available.
My question is I have a maiden mare (Mariah) that mostly arab with a bit of morgan in her. She's 15 now and I've had her since she was 5 and I was 9. I've wanted a baby out of her for a long while but she hates other horses except for my quarter horse mare, so Pature breeding was out of the question.
Anyways I had her checked for any problems because of her age and being told her mom died when she was a baby do to complications (unknown what type). The vet I used to AI Mariah is a breeding specialist and I was taking Mariah there and back again.
Vet cleared her.
We had her AI'd on May 22 and had her untrasounded and palped June 6th with a no go.
Then she was AI'd once again on June 14th, but this time I used my normal vet to untrasound and palp her on the 12th of Jule (28 days after AI.) The vet took a bit but then said she wasn't prego. (Vet has done untrasound and palps on others but he's normally for injuries and colic and the like but he was at my barn for shots so I used him)
I've been treating her normally with everything and she's stayed on the same diet except I've up-ed her feeding because she keeps droping weight and week or so ago I noticed her udders getting swollen. Then today they looked like my other mare's was when she was nursing her young foal. I pinched lightly on one and she shot out streams of a milky white stuff, it dosn't smell or anything, and she dosn't have any irration around it. I pinched the other and it was the same? Both are even with eachother as well (don't know if that means anything)
I don't know if my vet maybe missed a pregnancy (is it possible at 28 days?) or if she's doing a false pregnancy.
But she's never had a foal before and never has she ever bagged up- even a tiny bit. She's also loosing weight when she's eating well and her teeth are fine.
She dosn't show heats and I do have a 2 year old stallion, but he wont go near her (but then again he never has, she'll agressive to him always has been.)
Sorry that this is all drawen out but I've only had one foal before and that mare's pregancy, foaling, and weanling all went well, so Mariah is a mistery to me.
Is there a chance she could be prego? If so why is she bagging up at 70 days (if she is prego?) Also could this be why it's harder to keep weight on her?
Okay here's an update on Mariah and her symptoms so far, as the vet has still yet to call back.
She's now acting like she's in heat when she passes my stud in his stall and is teasing with him, but he's not real intrested. He's talking back but he's not acting all hot and bothered by her like usual.
On a hunch I put her in with him but he just walked around her and when he did walk up to her with a bit of a nicker she just walked off.
She's acting like she's in heat but neither showed signs of intrest in one another.
Anyone know what could be going on till I can get ahold of my vet? Just trying out thoughts here.
hi coco.... well to the club!! I have a mare I bought last january, was told she may be pregnant, was breed in august and again in sept of 2006, and the seller said maybe she got in with stud after that she don't remember...so much for keeping records!! vet was out and palp her in feb...said he didn't think she was in foal....well she has gotten all the signs since than, and now she has milk, kinda white and amber color,,swollen milk glands,moans and groans when she moves around,so I think she is in foal,if not she is one good faker!! vet charged me $94.00 to palp her,which was a rip off I thought. as I do know vets miss because the fetus has moved down out of reach......so only time will tell.
Yeah, I figure if I'll know one way or another by next year but my main concern now is she's been diagnosed with skin cancer. Could that hurt her foal? Anyone know?
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