Haha really?? I didn’t even think of it till the day after I got her. Haha thanks!! Lol much less stress but you don’t get cute babies!!I have not read the entire thread but when I saw her pictures on your other thread the very first thing I thought was "is she in foal?" Good luck if she is, she's a cutie . And this is why I only have geldings !
Hmmm thats interesting! I wonder what the “kicking” is then? Also since the minis can’t really have internal ultrasounds, what is the best way for a vet to pronounce them pregnant or not pregnant, or are there any reliable at home tests I can do that aren’t expensive? Also the reason I’m thinking she is, is because she was running with a stud for years and then was brought into a rescue and I’m pretty sure she stayed with that stud until he was gelded and after he was gelded, idk though!She could be. Or not. It's so hard to tell from looks, which of course is why we have so many of these threads. And it seems pretty common for minis to have what I would call a "false" pregnancy. Complete with what sure feels like kicking, bagging up, and loosening of the back end. My mare has quite a bit more udder than yours and has been vet checked as not in foal.
I don’t think it’s gas lol, but I could be wrong as I’ve never really done this before. I looked up wee foal but it’s so expensive for just one and personally I’d rather spend that kind of money on a vet who knows what they’re doing, then I could get a more accurate result. How much on average would a blood test or external ultrasound be? I’m in Canada so it’s probably slightly different but I’d love an estimate so I can see what I’d be looking atIt has to be just worst gas ever, I think. Last year I had a mare that had a blood test and ultrasound and was in foal but must have lost it and reabsorbed at some point. She went through the whole thing and I waited and waited and waited. Some vets will do an external ultrasound. I have heard good things about wee foal tests but I think you need to know how far she would be. Running with a stud gives her a better chance of being pregnant, I would think you need to be prepared for either way.
Hmmm okay, the only issue is that I have no idea where to get wee foal tests in Canada lol, Amazon used to have them but not anymore.Wee foal tests are very accurate for 120-300 days. I think my vet charged $45 for either a blood test or an ultrasound. Plus the visit. Really depends on the vet.
Gotcha, I’ll maybe look into an external! Or a blood test lol, I may be following what Izzy does and seeing if Indi does the same thing lmaoThe vet did an external ultrasound for Izzy. She said 'sometimes you get lucky and see bone' which she did on both sides but not seeing anything isn't a definite no. I know someone who had two negative ultrasounds and then her mare foaled. I didn't do a blood test because at the time we thought she was overdue and she would have been past the point where it would have been accurate. I'd call your vet and ask about a blood test or join the rest of us who are playing wait and see . I think the only place to get the wee foal tests right now is Australia and then you have to get her to pee for you.....
From those pictures Indi looks about the same as Izzy but going by Izzy's last foal she doesn't get a belly until about 4 weeks from foaling, barely shows anything else, and took 3-4 hours to get her milk in after foaling. I go with feeling foal movement
Interesting! I’m going to see if I can get some footage like that. Also, I was trying to google a foal’s position in utero so I could figure out the best place to feel for kicks…but Google didn’t show anything except when the foal is moving into birth position. So does anyone have either 1. An idea where I could feel for movement/where is the best place to feel for movement or 2. Where I can find an article/photos of where to feel for movement?I took this video over the summer of Belles foal movement. You can clearly see kicks. These are smaller ones because she was not near as far along. I want to say approximately 225-250 days. Kicks feel like they look lol.