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Question about ultrasounds early in pregnancy

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Stacey Smith
Neonate
Username: 3canz

Post Number: 2
Registered: 05-2009
Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 10:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi. I am new to the board but wanted to get some input. This is my first year having a mare AIed, so this is all new to me. But I had my mare bred and we ultrasounded her at 14 days to see if she was bred. Vet couldn't find anything, but wanted me to drop her back off in a few days to see if she was coming back in heat. Dropped her off yesterday to get her ultrasounded and my vet called me telling me that he initially missed the pregnancy and she is in fact bred. (This would be day 18) He went ahead and pulled blood, so we should have the results back by Friday from the blood work.

Now my question is, does this happen often? All the articles and books that I read said to wait til around 17 days at least to have one ultrasounded because it can be missed, which is what happened here I guess. (But he is the vet and said 14 days, so I agreed)

Thanks so much for any input, and I am sure as the time goes by I will have more and more questions.
 

Sideshot Ranch
Weanling
Username: Sideshotranch

Post Number: 21
Registered: 03-2009
Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 11:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Stacey,

Sometimes they can see a pregnancy at 14 days no problem (some vets prefer to check them this early in case there is a twin and they need to pinch one off with no problems). We typically wait at least 16 days, but I had one checked last week at 16 days and the pregnancy was missed - we got her checked again on the 19th day and found the embryo. Seems like this year in particular, we have had to wait until the 18th day for a solid result (and to see any follicles forming if they aren't bred since most of the mares we have bred are tending to hold larger follicles this year resulting in longer cycles).
 

Maree Ingemi
Neonate
Username: Celtic_arabians

Post Number: 1
Registered: 06-2009
Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 - 11:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am having the same problem. We bred my mare on June 4th, vet checked her on the 19th which would be day 14 & he found nothing but she has not come back into heat. This is a 21 to 24 day mare for heat & like clockwork but she wants no part of our stallion, my advice would be what I'm doing myself, if she doesn't come back in, have her checked again.
 

Cjskip
Breeding Stock
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 925
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 - 03:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Congratulations Stacy and welcome to the board. There are several of us who have had only one baby or are waiting for our first, so you have lots of company. You came to the right place.



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