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Pregnant or not ? Please help

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Katie Shaffer
Neonate
Username: Kateshaffer

Post Number: 2
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Friday, September 07, 2007 - 01:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was given a 3 year old mustang mare in may 2007. She was housed with a 14 month old stud colt. Over the past couple of months she seems to be getting bigger. The main veins running from her belly back to her udder are probably an inch wide. Just before her udder there is a bulge on each side that is about the size of a golf ball. I would like to have the vet come out and check her if I thought he would be able to get close enough to her to do his routine checks.
She came from Nevada when she was 6 months old but her previous owner never touched her. She is very green and scared to death of everything. Here are a couple of pictures, I will try to get some better ones.
Thanks,
Kate

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Tawnya Reber
Weanling
Username: Horserescuer42

Post Number: 33
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Friday, September 07, 2007 - 06:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hmm. she doesnt look pregnant to me.. just very healthy!never know tho. Im still at if's about mine if she is or not..
 

Katie Shaffer
Neonate
Username: Kateshaffer

Post Number: 3
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Saturday, September 08, 2007 - 11:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for your opinion. I'm am going to try to get some better pictures. (Hopefully today.) Maybe they will help. By her udder is what I don't understand. Will try to get pictures of that as well.
 

Beverly
Weanling
Username: Iluvhorses

Post Number: 22
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Saturday, September 08, 2007 - 03:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

She kind of looks like she's in foal in the one pic where you can see the vein & her belly is dropped. A 14 month old colt can get a mare in foal so chances are pretty good. The best place to look would be to stand behind her & look forward. Usually one side will look a lot bigger than the other. If she's far enough along you should also be able to feel the foal move.
 

Katie Shaffer
Neonate
Username: Kateshaffer

Post Number: 4
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Sunday, September 09, 2007 - 07:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Beverly for the info. I have added new pictures that were taken today. This mare might me about 14 hh tall and her weight as of Aug 2, 2007 was 845lbs. I think she looks big, but then in the rear view pictures don't make her look as big as if you were standing there. But you can see belly on both sides when you look from behind. I just don't know?

HELP Any helpfulls would be greatly appreciated.

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Thanks
Kate
 

Katie Shaffer
Neonate
Username: Kateshaffer

Post Number: 5
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Sunday, September 09, 2007 - 09:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here is one more that has a pretty good view of her flank and the vains towards her udder

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Tracy Smith
Yearling
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 71
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2007 - 01:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Katie, one of my mares has the exact type of bulges by her udder and she's not pregnant, it's just fat. If she was housed with a 14 month old colt it's definitely possible but I wouldn't go by just how she looks. Do you have any idea how far along she would possibly be?
 

Jane
Weanling
Username: Dizzykizzy

Post Number: 23
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2007 - 04:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think it is very hard to tell, she may be carrying a 2008 foal or she may have just got fatter with good care and feeding! Good luck with her.



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