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Today was the first time she ever relaxed her tail enough for me to lift it. I unfortunately didn’t get a picture of her vulva I thought my camera was taking pictures but it wasn’t 🤦‍♀️
Hahaha! Been there, done that, it only get's worse the longer foal watch lasts.
 

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Thank goodness we found a vet that does mini ultrasounds! We are taking her the 14th unless that day changes. I have noticed she is really gassy. She was already gassy but more than usual now I don’t know if it is just the spring grass or what.
 

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Thank goodness we found a vet that does mini ultrasounds! We are taking her the 14th unless that day changes. I have noticed she is really gassy. She was already gassy but more than usual now I don’t know if it is just the spring grass or what.
Yay! I got a ultrasound done on my girl the other day. Good luck :)
 

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Here is what she looked like today. She has been holding her tail up recently. The 14th can’t come any faster lol.
 

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The vet did an external but they said they could do an internal 🤦‍♀️. The vet also said they didn’t see anything and that it could just be hormones making her udders fill.
 

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Ugh!! I don't trust externals, I know someone who had one done 2-3 times and the vet saw nothing, did an internal and yes, pregnant. That was when she was 2 months from foaling for the first and 3-4 weeks away for the last. 😖
Why didn't they just do an internal?.....I'm not impressed with a lot of vets lately.
 

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Ugh!! I don't trust externals, I know someone who had one done 2-3 times and the vet saw nothing, did an internal and yes, pregnant. That was when she was 2 months from foaling for the first and 3-4 weeks away for the last. 😖
Why didn't they just do an internal?.....I'm not impressed with a lot of vets lately.
Neither am I. We called them and they said they do internals and when we got there they said it is not possible to do internals on minis and when I said I had heard of vets that do they restated their claim that it is impossible to do internals on minis. I don’t trust externals either I had a friend who got an external and they said there was no foal and about 2-3 months later she had a foal.
 

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She is in season right now and the vets said that is probably why her udders filled but I haven’t heard of horses udders filling because they are in season?
 

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I've heard of them getting an udder from hormones but her's has been getting a little bigger for a while hasn't it, not just the last few days while she was in season? OMG!!! Keep feeling for movement and watching her?
 

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I've heard of them getting an udder from hormones but her's has been getting a little bigger for a while hasn't it, not just the last few days while she was in season? OMG!!! Keep feeling for movement and watching her?
Yeah her udders have been building up since last March and I told them that but they said it was hormones. They acted like we were crazy for wanting to ultrasound our mini lol!
 

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Would a horse who is already pregnant go into season at all though? Sorry if that's a dumb question, I've never bred a mare!
 

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Last year Tilly went into season about 3 months before foaling. Some do the whole time. It could be either way...so frustrating!
 

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Not saying the vet is wrong but her udders are filling and staying full throughout the day. Her belly is also dropping and she has lost her spunk. She always holds her tail up and it is more relaxed than it used to be. I don’t think the watch is over. 🤞🏻
 

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