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How can a vet miss a 11 month fetus by palpitation???

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Lynn Bellus
Breeding Stock
Username: Lorilynfarms

Post Number: 651
Registered: 02-2009
Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 01:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I had a vet out the other day to check for pregnancy, since my maiden mare isn't showing her pregnancy and had no udder. He palpitated her rectally for about a minute then said she wasn't pregnant, if she was, it was about two weeks.
The next day my mare's udder came in, and today she passed her mucus plug and her "haybelly' is moving, jiggling, and changing shape all over this morning. plus, I did a Wee Foal which says she is.
So how the heck could he miss a full term fetus?
 

Ann
Weanling
Username: Northernperch

Post Number: 50
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2009 - 12:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Incompetence? I hope that you are going to be changing vets...after letting him/her kow of course why you are doing so.

Good luck with your mare!
 

Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 2231
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Friday, May 01, 2009 - 05:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm having palpitations now........UG!
 

Sonya D Stevahn
Weanling
Username: Sonyad

Post Number: 23
Registered: 04-2009
Posted on Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 01:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I had the vet palpate my mare because she looked prego to me and keeps getting bigger. He said she was open and had recently cycled. I tend to have faith in those who have been licensed...reading your post makes me wonder. I would imagine even one of us could feel around and have a good chance of finding fetus that big..but maybe not. ....please keep posting on her.
 

Holly
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Bonny

Post Number: 1706
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 10:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would think it would be very difficult to miss it. It is strange indeed.
Has her udder continued to grow?
 

Dorthy Brown
Breeding Stock
Username: Dodib

Post Number: 388
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 09:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I had a vet miss a pregnancy 20 days post cover--by ultrasound. Told me definately open and that she would be ovulating anyday. Took her back to the stud where she sat for 2 weeks --the stud owner took her to the vet and the pregnancy was confirmed 35 days along!!
I would think at 11 months a trained vet could feel the foal
 

Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 2266
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 11:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would think that at 11 months, an untrained monkey could too....LOL
I just don't know that I'd continue with a vet who sincerely missed it at 11 months. Then again....are you POSITIVE he has missed it? you still have no udder, and no foal....
 

Ann
Yearling
Username: Northernperch

Post Number: 55
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2009 - 01:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Like ay profession, there are good ones and bad ones! LOL!

But for sure when it comes to MY animals, rarely are you given a second chance. I have too much invested timewise, finacially and emotionally to let anyone handle my pets who hasn't mastered the basics.

I am curious, have you said anything to the vet and if so, what was the reaction that you got?

Good luck!
 

Lynn Bellus
Breeding Stock
Username: Lorilynfarms

Post Number: 683
Registered: 02-2009
Posted on Friday, May 08, 2009 - 12:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

He said, after I gave him the list of everything I'd seen, that I saw what I wanted to see...I wouldn't have doubted him if Summer hadn't went and developed an udder the following day...
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k144/lorilynfarms/apregnant112.jpg
 

Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 2277
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Friday, May 08, 2009 - 12:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

what's her udder look like now lynn?
 

Kim
Weanling
Username: Kim_aqha

Post Number: 25
Registered: 04-2009
Posted on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 01:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Did this mare end up being pregnant?
 

Holly
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Bonny

Post Number: 1922
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 09:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nope.
Its very easy to mistake mare movement for foal movement.



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