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Ryan Johnson

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Thats ok, your welcome. If she is in foal and going by the dates you mentioned yesterday, she would be very close. If you notice her body shape change quickly , as in she isnt as wide anymore, it could be that the foal is lining up. 

My only piece of advice to you is , dont start feeding her , like your feeding for two. With the spring grass starting to shoot, the sugar content is at its highest. I though one of my mares was pregnant a few years back and she ended up not being pregnant. She was extremely overweight and had a bout of laminitis. Wasnt good watching her struggle to walk.

If she is about to foal , I hope your weathers better than it is in Victoria right now , Im on the mornington peninsula, and It is freezing !!

Your doing the right thing by keeping a close eye on her. Kepp us posted :)
 

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Still no baby!!  ? 

her body shape changed over the last 2 days though, she almost doesn’t look pregnant anymore!

Her udders still look the same. 

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However, Going off when we are pretty sure we got her she would be nearly 339 days now tho, so is that even possible??? 
 

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 I can see what you mean, looking at the pics she doesn't look pregnant. For how long in her pregnancy she would be , she should be much bigger than she is. If she was a maiden mare , she could be carrying the foal higher up in the rib cage.

Some mares will carry a lot longer than others will. 
 

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Apparently she has foaled before? But I truly have no idea..

I just wish she was friendly and I could have the vet to her to check her out properly! 

I’ll still keep a close eye on her but I am almost ready to dismiss it now. Surely I would have seen some signs, I have watched her for hours over the past 2 weeks and nothing at all.. 
 

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I  would have to agree with you she would def be getting bigger by now. 

She will come around , giver her time. Its taken nearly 2.5 years for one of my mares to want to come anywhere near me. 

best of luck with her :)
 

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We have had mares go clear to 254-255, but they were maidens. Know another breeder that had a mare consistently foal at 365 days.

Have a member on here that had a mare that didn't look pregnant and had no signs in the morning, went out that afternoon to a foal standing next to the mare.

Mares are tricky and sneaky. I would just keep an eye on her to be sure.
 

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