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Pregnant mare's stomach?

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Emily Schneider
Neonate
Username: Cowgrl88

Post Number: 1
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 02:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My quarter horse Berra is about nine months pregnant, and she has a lot of rumbling and growling in her stomach. Is this normal? This is my first foal so I'm worried about everything. Lol

(Message edited by cowgrl88 on February 25, 2008)

(Message edited by cowgrl88 on February 25, 2008)
 

Cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 542
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 06:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Relax, she is fine. I wish I had the time to listen to my mare's stomach! Mine live in a 30 acre field and are seen at feed time twice a day!
 

Colleen Beck
Breeding Stock
Username: Gypsycreations

Post Number: 402
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 09:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Emily...YES. My preggos really get the growly stomachs at that point. I think they are genuinely ravenous at 9 months along....pretty much all the time. This is when I really up their feed.
 

Tracy Smith, Tali due 6/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 851
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 12:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Welcome Emily! Do you have any pics of your mare?
 

Emily Schneider
Neonate
Username: Cowgrl88

Post Number: 2
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 02:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks, guys! Yeah I do, but I'm not sure how to show them on here. Lol. I also have another question. She hasn't started to bag yet. Is this normal?
 

Tracy Smith, Tali due 6/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 856
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 04:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You have to upload your pictures to a photobucket account and then you paste the links here.

Is your mare a maiden? A lot of maidens will not start bagging up until close to delivery or sometimes not until after delivery. I wouldn't worry :-)
 

Erica, Sandy, about 257 days pregnant
Breeding Stock
Username: America

Post Number: 277
Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 06:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

HUH? i never noticed it before. i will have to check sandy and listen to her stomach. im sure she will think im crazy for just sitting there with my ear next to her belly. lol. oh well i think she thinks im already crazy by talking to her stomach and calling out names to see wictch on the possible baby likes best! lol
 

Emily Schneider
Neonate
Username: Cowgrl88

Post Number: 3
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 07:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey, thanks! This is my first foal so I'm trying to learn all of the terminology. Is a maiden a mare that's never foaled before? Cuz Berra has foaled quite a few times; she's also 19 years old.
 

Tracy Smith, Tali due 6/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 859
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 08:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes a maiden is a mare that has never had a foal so your mare would not be a maiden :-) It's still normal that she has not bagged up yet too :-)
 

Emily Schneider
Neonate
Username: Cowgrl88

Post Number: 4
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2008 - 09:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you Tracy!! I uploaded some photos of Berra so here they are. I took these last year so she isn't showing yet.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii148/gerardbutlergrl/Berra3.jpg

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii148/gerardbutlergrl/Berra2.jpg

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii148/gerardbutlergrl/berraeye.jpg
 

Catherine Owen
Nursing Foal
Username: Cateowen

Post Number: 17
Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 07:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Emily,
She is cute. I love red sorrel with some white. Its my favorite. My husband says he would never guess what my favorite color horse is ---- 3 of our 4 horses are red sorrels with white, my gelding is almost a paint, just not quite!
 

Tracy Smith, Tali due 6/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 861
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 12:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

She's very cute! :-)
 

Emily Schneider
Neonate
Username: Cowgrl88

Post Number: 5
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 01:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks guys! She is my baby. Lol. I love paints too! I also have an appaloosa mare and a palomino gelding, but I've always loved sorrels. I'll keep your secret, Catherine! By the way, do you guys know if Strategy is a good brand of grain?
 

Catherine Owen
Nursing Foal
Username: Cateowen

Post Number: 19
Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 01:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't know about Strategy. It is a Purina formula and I have never fed it. I have always had good luck with the Omelenes (100, 200, 300). I feed Omelene a lot (when my feed store isn't out of it and I have to get something else, he is a poor orderer sometimes). I like the Omelene 300 for broodmares and babies. My yearling filly is still on it and she is fat, shiny and getting big :-)
 

Emily Schneider
Neonate
Username: Cowgrl88

Post Number: 6
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 02:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have not heard of Omelene, but I may check it out. I also ordered Mare Plus Supplement for Breeding Mares from State Line Tack, so I hope that is good. We just found out that Berra is pregnant, because a couple of months after I bred her, I had our vet come out and take a blood test and they said she wasn't pregnant, but it turns out that she is, so I haven't been giving her anything special for pregnancy. I hope it's not too late to start her on vitamins and get her her vaccines!
 

Marilyn Lemke - Dora due 7/31/08
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 1070
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 03:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I use Omelene 200 for my pregnant mare and she looks shiny and healthy. We love Purina products. We always have good luck with their grain. :-)
 

Tracy Smith, Tali due 6/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 864
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 04:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Strategy is a great grain. My stallion was recently put on it when I sent him out for training and his coat turned dark and shiny with dapples! Not kidding, amazing transformation. I'm planning on switching all my horses to it soon.
 

Emily Schneider
Neonate
Username: Cowgrl88

Post Number: 9
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 05:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks guys! We used to use Strategy on my horses a while back ago, but for some reason we switched, I'm not really sure why. I remember that we did have really good results with it though! By the way, I have another question..sorry! How much grain do you guys give your pregnant mares?
 

Tracy Smith, Tali due 6/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 868
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 06:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Right now my mare gets only 2lbs of wet cob a day but will increase it when she is getting closer to delivery and then will be increased again when nursing.
 

Emily Schneider
Neonate
Username: Cowgrl88

Post Number: 10
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 10:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ok. That's about what I'm giving Berra. I've been feeding her separately, cuz the other mares try and get her food.



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