MAIN PAGE
EQUINE REPRODUCTION ARTICLES
SHORT COURSES
OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM EQUINE-REPRODUCTION.COM
FROZEN SEMEN STALLIONS
CERTIFIED SEMEN FREEZING LOCATIONS
EQUINE REPRODUCTION SUPPLIES
EQUINE REPRODUCTION BOOKS
EQUINE REPRODUCTION LINKS
EQUINE REPRODUCTION E-MAIL LIST
EASILY CALCULATE THE CORRECT VOLUME OF SEMEN AND EXTENDER TO SHIP OR USE ON FARM!
EQUINE REPRODUCTION BULLETIN BOARD
SITE MAP OF EQUINE-REPRODUCTION.COM
CONTACT US

horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
Go to the articles page
 
Equine-Reproduction.com Bulletin Board
 
Topics Page Topics Page Register for a new account Register Edit Profile Profile Log Out Log Out Help/Instructions Help    
New Posts New Posts Last 1|3|7 Days Search Search Tree View Tree View  
Posting is restricted to registered board members only to prevent spamming of the board. We regret the necessity of this action, but hope you will appreciate the importance of the integrity of the board. Registration is free and information provided during the process will not be submitted to third parties.

How soon do mares start to show

Equine-Reproduction.com Bulletin Board » General Mare Questions - Volume 2 » How soon do mares start to show « Previous Next »


Author Message
 

Bonny
Yearling
Username: Bonny

Post Number: 89
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 03:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a question, how soon can a mare in foal start to look pregnant?
Is 3&1/2 month to early? I thought normally they started to show at about 5 months.
But my mare is starting now at 3&1/2 months.

The vet palpated at 65 days and confirmed her to be in foal "at about 60 days"( his words) So am I safe to assume that we do not have a twinning situation? My Vet does not have the equipment to do an internal us ( probe is broken) so If he did a US now it would be external. Would yall suggest an Us on her or is she about right? Also this would be her 3rd foal. ( previous owners bred her)

back in January'08 before we bred her:
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x12/4793ShyAnne/donkey023.jpg
Today5-20-08
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x12/4793ShyAnne/5-20-08001.jpg

http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x12/4793ShyAnne/5-20-08006.jpg
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x12/4793ShyAnne/5-20-08007.jpg
 

Jan Owen
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 1651
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 03:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Bonny, Very Pretty mare~What are you feeding her? At this point she should not be getting too many extra groceries....
 

Bonny
Yearling
Username: Bonny

Post Number: 90
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 04:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

She is currently on the same ration as before and she gets Nutrena Prime 10% and she is a hard keeper. She gets about 2lbs 3x daily. and a ground flax seed 1tsp in the am. Coastal hay.
 

Bonny
Yearling
Username: Bonny

Post Number: 91
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 07:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am in the process of switching her to a 12% slowly.
 

Jan Owen
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 1661
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 11:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bonny sounds good....She looks very healthy...
 

Bonny
Yearling
Username: Bonny

Post Number: 94
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 09:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you.
I talked to the vet today and he suggested that I e mail him the pictures. I will be e mailing them in the morning. He said he should have been able to feel if she had twins as she was 65 days at palpation, but that palpation is not a reliable indicator of twins. Depending on what he sees in the pics he will decide if an US is needed.
Any suggestions on questions for him? Or in general any suggestions or questions about her?
 

Bonny
Breeding Stock
Username: Bonny

Post Number: 101
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 10:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I havent heard back from the vet yet. I will call first thing Monday.
She measures 80 inches around the wide part of her tummy.

here is her udder development.
April 14 then May 23
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x12/4793ShyAnne/4-14-08029.jpg
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x12/4793ShyAnne/5-23-08017.jpg
 

kimberly mcintosh
Neonate
Username: Kimmy

Post Number: 1
Registered: 06-2008
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2008 - 11:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hi out there i am new to haveing a mare she is preg and is due in march of 09 is there anything i should be doing for her other than what i am doing now?}
 

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

Post Number: 1522
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 09:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Welcome Kimberly, it's nice to have you aboard! My mare showed way to early because of her grass/hay belly, but I think somewhere around the 6th to 8th month is pretty normal. Some show sooner than others. A mare that's had a few foals will probably show sooner than a maiden.
 

Samantha
Breeding Stock
Username: Dressage_diva333

Post Number: 242
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 11:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a mare who is about 4 months pregnant now, this is her second foal, normally a very, very slim mare (endurance horse). I am starting to notice a little bit of rounding in her abdomen, maybe it's just a grass belly, but she is still being worked. So who knows lol.
 

Bonny
Breeding Stock
Username: Bonny

Post Number: 147
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 09:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Samantha,
Maybe the slimmer mares show sooner? My Mare has always been slim and she gets bigger as the weeks go by! But I am starting to see that is going to be the case from here on out! I think I just know her so well that the slightest changes are noticeable.
Samantha which mare are you referring to and could you post pics?
 

Terry Waechter maravilla and her posse
Breeding Stock
Username: Watchman

Post Number: 298
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 01:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think how much a mare shows and when is related to her "slimness". My big bodied mares go to term and don't show that much at all....a little wider, a little lower and not that much waddle....
 

Bonny
Breeding Stock
Username: Bonny

Post Number: 149
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 02:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thats good to hear Terry! Its funny because for a Paint she is slim. More TB looking than QH. She is stocky but long bodied.
I am going to post a few comparison pics tell me if it looks similar to your narrow built mares

Side view January
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x12/4793ShyAnne/donkey023-2-2.jpg
side view June 13
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x12/4793ShyAnne/6-13-08003-1.jpg

front view Feb
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x12/4793ShyAnne/newhouseshypics032.jpg
front view June 15
http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x12/4793ShyAnne/6-16-08024.jpg
 

Terry Waechter maravilla and her posse
Breeding Stock
Username: Watchman

Post Number: 299
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 04:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bonnie

This mare is slimmer than the others and these pix are not pregnant and just before delivery...

[IMG]http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x58/terryberry_bucket/P1000620.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x58/terryberry_bucket/P1000177-1.jpg[/IMG]

this is a big body mare at 310 days

[IMG]http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x58/terryberry_bucket/P1000521.jpg[/IMG]

hope this helps Terry
 

Bonny
Breeding Stock
Username: Bonny

Post Number: 151
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 05:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow, Terry Beautiful Mares.
I would not even guess the Bay mare is preg!

So you feel its completely normal for my mare to have this look at 17.5 weeks? 125 days. I still wonder about twins.... Just gives me something to worry about!



Please note that opinions, product information, advice or suggestions posted on this bulletin board are not necessarily those of the management at Equine-Reproduction.com nor does the maintenance of the post position indicate an implicit or any endorsement of that information, opinion or product.

Further, although we have the greatest respect for the posters offering assistance here, you are advised to seek a consultation with your veterinarian prior to using information obtained from this board if it is of a veterinary nature.

Proud to be sponsored and supported by:
IMV Technologies - makers of Equine AI Equipment
Equine A.I. Equipment Supplies
Universal Medical Systems Ultrasounds
For your Veterinary Ultrasounding Needs
Hamilton Research Inc - Home of the Equitainer
Hamilton Research Inc - Home of the Equitainer
Exodus Breeders Supply - Your one-stop shop for all your reproductive needs!
Exodus Breeders Supply
Har-Vet: An Industry Leader in Equine Veterinary Products
An Industry Leader in Equine Veterinary Products!
Reproduction Resources: Specializing in Artificial Breeding and Embryo Transfer Supplies
Specializing in Artificial Breeding and ET Supplies
BET Pharm: Your Compounding Pharmacy for Reproductive Needs!
Your Compounding Pharmacy for Reproductive Needs!
www.SemenTanks.com - Quality Tanks at Competitive Prices!
Quality Tanks at Competitive Prices!
J.L. Smith Co. - Safe, affordable breeding stocks!
Safe, affordable breeding stocks!
  International Veterinary Information Service
International Veterinary Information Service
 

MAIN PAGE | INFORMATIONAL ARTICLES | SHORTCOURSES | SERVICES
FROZEN STALLIONS | FREEZING LOCATIONS | SUPPLIES | BOOKS | LINKS
EQUINE REPRODUCTION E-MAIL LIST | SEMEN CALCULATOR | BULLETIN BOARD
SITEMAP | CONTACT US