- Sep 21, 2004
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How early can you get a preg check? And with what procedure ?
WOW 14 days I never knew thatIt depends on your vet for certain procedures. My vet can ultrasound a mare as early as 14 days with accuracy, but then she is also the vet for her the TB breeding farm her husband manages, so she gets LOT of practice!! Some vets are hit or miss with the ultrasound. I suspect it is the same with palpation.
That's why I love my vet--$30 for the initial ultrasound, and $10 for additional ultrasounds on the same mare, for the entire year. That way I know if they are getting in foal and losing it right away, or just not getting in foal in the first place.That way I don't waste my $$$ ultrasounding a mare who is coming back in heat anyway.
Mo's vet is very good and very accurate from my experience. I'd say you can pretty much count on the 32 day assessment!My new mare coming from Wisteria Miniature Horses was ultrasounded 32 days in foal. Not 30 days or 4 weeks, but 32 days. I was really surprised by this accuracy! Can't find a vet that accurate around here. For example:Last time we had a mare ultrasounded, she should have been in foal for about 3 months and still the vet wasn't sure..How much longer do we have to wait then?
A good vet is such a blessing!
OUCH! That is highway robbery!
Cost 85.00 just for them to come here.Then the cost of the machine.Then the cost by the minute. Also that did not include the Regumate.That was 90.00 for the bottle.I put the 2 mares on it.Bred them on the 15 day when they came back in heat.But now again this week I see them in heat.I think I gave up on them.And really do not want to spend anymore on them.As it looks like they did not catch after the Regumate. Also they did not have anything wrong inside them.OUCH! That is highway robbery!
Ultra Sounds for us cost $45 and a 10% discount for more than one. Our previous vet taught us how to Flush and Infuse. We moved and have a new vet who is willing to provide us with everything we need for Flushing..........It's not a big deal if you can find a vet who will teach you.
Well the vets were we live aren't use to minis. They normally don't use ultrasound either. I'm not using the vets for foal check anymore, I am just going to buy the wee foals.Kayla, that is why I always tell people an ultrasound is only as accurate as the person using it. I'm lucky in that my vet can consistently pick up a pregnancy at 14 days, but as your case proves, not everyone has such an experienced vet.