Problem Mare Pregnant?
Posted 27 December 2009 - 06:08 PM
Posted 27 December 2009 - 07:08 PM
She looks a tad bit low in the belly to me. Not really dumpy at all though. She is sporting a belly though. Not a huge one, but a belly .
Here is Sarah, hers is saggier but she is older and probably had more foals, she has had like 6 or 7
This one defiantely looks Peggers to me!
Posted 27 December 2009 - 07:38 PM
She was fine - and the ultrasound showed baby was just fine.
Wishing you both luck - I have to say both mares look pretty pregnant to me.
Desert Song Arabians - Home of:
Desperansa - leased for 2012
BAD BeyOBask - my heart horse
Visit us at http://www.desertsongarabians.com
Posted 28 December 2009 - 04:31 AM
This is really irritating because if she is in foal I was planning to Sweeps nominate and I guess I will miss out on that if I get a surprise.
You might want to check, but it used to be, if you nominated an unborn foal and it was born dead or aborted, you'd get a credit for use on a future foal.
Posted 28 December 2009 - 05:19 AM
CASSELS MAJIDA AHR*515511 21-May-1993 Mare Bay
CASSELS ZELSTA AHR*515512 20-April-1993 Mare Grey
CASSELS BRAZOS AHR*515513 24-May-1994 Stallion Bay
CASSELS HANA AHR*515514 20-May-1993 Mare Bay
CASSELS CZESKA AHR*552344 19-May-1996 Mare Bay
CASSELS GLORIOUS AHR*573696 03-May-1998 Mare Grey
CMA ARAGORN AHR*647992 19-April-2009 Stallion Grey
Posted 28 December 2009 - 07:23 AM
It is weird and I am halfway hesitant to have my mare palpated since she has lost foals before. Anyone know if palpation can cause abortion at all? Thanks..... Oh, and could I just give her the rhino shots anyway and then if she isn't pregnant would they hurt her? Would love to know if palpation causes any issues. Thanks!! (This mare has a history of not hanging onto foals is why I am asking) Got me to thinking a bit Layne!! Your post has actually added to mine and been extremely helpful to my thoughts on what I want to do with Sarah.
I personally am not a fan of the Rhino shots. The 2 mares that I have had that aborted, both aborted after the 3rd Rhino shot. I will not use it again.
STARLING "STAR" DEVERICKS
CORDEACE (Sir Fames HBV x OFW Shah Amber) AHA 2007 Chestnut Filly
SKIPPA SPORTIN ASHA (Skippa Gold Policy x Sportin The Moves) AQHA 2007 Sooty Buckskin Filly
MORGAN (rescue QH) Bay Mare Babysitter to the Brats and hater of fly masks!
Posted 28 December 2009 - 07:27 AM
However you now some mares can have false pregnancies. I got a mare in fall 2008 that was thin along with her companion buddy. We slowly put weight on them and by spring they looked fabulous. About July of this year the one started getting huge - wide, belly dropped down, even had that "V" shape they can get in the hip area. Her udder was coming down and looked like they could be filling.
We had our mare Elise have a foal (Lexi) at the end of May and this mare was calling and fretting around thinking it was hers. Dont know what happened but she seriously had a false pregnancy. In August our other mare Casie gave birth to our Envy and this false-preggo mare started getting REALLY moody, grouchy, chasing other mares away and just acting like a mare ready to foal within a few weeks. We waited and watched and NOTHING. A month or so later the belly started going away and now she is back to normal like nothing. The poor thing i felt sorry for her. But that is the reason i didnt breed her or her companion (these 2 mares have to be together) as i thought i may have a foal but ended up nothing. She was in a 1 acre field and we checked everywhere she didnt give birth at all.
Ask about our monthly sales and specials and check me out on Facebook too
RIP to my heart and soul SUMMETICIAN May 30 1993 - January 6th 2012. Mom loves you always and we will meet again
Posted 28 December 2009 - 08:31 AM
Posted 28 December 2009 - 08:50 AM
Didn't you say she'd be 6 months by now? Simple palpation should definitely pick it up by now!
Not only will a simple palpation detect the foal at 5 or 6 months, but I doubt the vet will get his arm in up to his forearm. It would be a quick exam. This was the case with GLF Sheez Aul That. I sent her home after breeding and told the mare owner to check her. She didn't and at 5 months the mare started looking like she gained weight in the flank. The owner was telling me how Poppy was getting fat on pasture and when she told me the weight was in the flank I suggested she have her checked. The vet barely got his arm in before he felt a kick.
City Slicker Ranch, Home of Magic Aulrab, 1993 Chestnut Stallion SCID and CA Clear and Constantene, 2006 Pure Polish Grey Arabian Stallion SCID Clear, CA Carrier, LFS Clear and Homozygous for Grey
Posted 28 December 2009 - 09:12 AM
(I know you were replying to Layne, just letting you know that Sarah has more belly weight , if anything her flank is slightly sunken where it meets the belly)