When to get a pregnancy ultrasound?
Posted 02 December 2011 - 12:55 PM
Posted 02 December 2011 - 01:00 PM
On Target Miniatures, AMHA/AMHR/PtHA registered minis & Little Hooves 4-H Club
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 02:24 PM
Posted 02 December 2011 - 03:44 PM
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 03:54 PM
Posted 02 December 2011 - 04:01 PM
ETA: I've never known anyone that liked the results of an external US...just never realiable enough.
If you really don't want to do an internal, why not use a blood test?
Posted 02 December 2011 - 04:10 PM
With this mare there is no way to do an internal she would hurt either myself the vet or herself she just dose not tolerate being touched there for any reason. There is just no way the mare would stand for it and she can not be sedated without risking the foal if she is pregnant. And I need to know because I like to put my mares on the shot to help prevent abortion/rhino. I will butcher the name if I try to spell it.
I appreciate your quandary. I may not have the answer, but here are some thoughts.
Positive external ultrasounds are rarely wrong, but negatives can be wrong. So if your Vet doesn't find a fetus, just repeat it in a few weeks.
There are oral sedatives as well as injectables that can be given orally.
Sedatives are not dangerous to the foal, I sedate quite frequently.
Rhino vaccines can be given to open mares, so you could just vaccinate and skip the pregnancy tests completely. Not my favorite choice, but reasonable.
Posted 02 December 2011 - 06:16 PM
All of my hores have free turn out. They each have their own stalls that they can come and go from. I can lock them in. How would you recomend the WeeFoal test be gone? I'm not sure when she pees or if the fresh shavings trick will work with her.
Posted 02 December 2011 - 06:24 PM
It was a bit of a bonus though when she got Grand Champion In Hand Trail (agianst minis and big horses) and Reserve Grand Champion Mini Halter High Point awards for 2011 through the association I showed with this year.
I really want to make sure EVERYTHING is done perfectly though I cant figure out what went wrong with the first mare. I feed all my minis Purinas Mini and Pony food my vets thinks highly of it. A member recomended I use a Mare In Foal suppliement too. Would that be a good idea?