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Vet missed 5 month fetus?

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Kim
Weanling
Username: Kim_aqha

Post Number: 23
Registered: 04-2009
Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 - 10:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My mare was palpated a few days ago, and was deemed "not pregnant". My vet seemed very very confident in saying that the uterus was empty.

I had a blood assay done for total estrogens and her Estrone Sulphate level indicates that she IS in fact pregnant and is around 5-6 months.

How does a vet miss a fetus the size of a rabbit?

I will post pictures of my momma to be. :-) (I adopted her from a rescue, she is a grade, not registered, was bred before I got her. I would have never intentionally bred her)
 

Samantha
Breeding Stock
Username: Dressage_diva333

Post Number: 924
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 - 11:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's a very hard time to palpate. The fetus is dropped over the pelvic brim and hard to reach.
 

Kim
Weanling
Username: Kim_aqha

Post Number: 24
Registered: 04-2009
Posted on Friday, January 22, 2010 - 11:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wouldn't she say I can't feel the whole uterus? She just seemed so confident that the uterus was definitely empty.
 

Kim
Weanling
Username: Kim_aqha

Post Number: 26
Registered: 04-2009
Posted on Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 11:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Here are some pictures of Foxy. We are now starting to think she is more like 8-9 months because the foal is VERY visibly active.

http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad353/LoveHoofPrints/100_1337.jpg

http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad353/LoveHoofPrints/100_1343.jpg

http://i951.photobucket.com/albums/ad353/LoveHoofPrints/100_1353.jpg
 

Lucy
Nursing Foal
Username: Luce2010

Post Number: 20
Registered: 12-2009
Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 02:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

She certainly looks to be more like 8 months, at 5 months I could only just tell on my mares, just a little bigger than usual. Also, I haven't noticed kicking and foal movement before the mare hits 8 months but you never know. Apparently Ultrasound is more accurate, although I've had a vet say I'm not sure looking at an US screen! Good luck!



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