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    When this happens, don't blame the vet if she/he is seasoned.

    Diagnostics often fool them and us, no matter how many years in the horse breeding business the vet or the breeders has been doing it.

    Your mare looks like she is, as they said in the old days..."shaping up".

    It's always a grand surprise, when they fool us.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sid View Post
    When this happens, don't blame the vet if she/he is seasoned.

    Diagnostics often fool them and us, no matter how many years in the horse breeding business the vet or the breeders has been doing it.

    Your mare looks like she is, as they said in the old days..."shaping up".

    It's always a grand surprise, when they fool us.
    It's a big deal when you sold the horse, the horse was worked hard and on a diet because they thought she was just fat and then foals. Also you lose the breeding.



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    It certainly looks like it...but its so hard to say.

    I had a mare I rescued that i had palpated twice because I couldn't believe she wasnt' pregnant! Huge belly, bagged up and dripping milk...sure enough never did pop out a foal.

    I ended up selling her. The following spring I had a very irate owner call me saying that she thought that I had said my gelding was gelded...umm. he was, since about 6 months old. Apparently her vet told her there was no way the mare wasn't pregnant (interestingly enough didn't do a palpation or ultrasound before informing her of that). Considering that gelding WAS gelded, plus was never pastured with her....yeah. I told her if the mare did end up foaling I would take the mare back and care for her during her pregnancy and until the foal was weaned, and buy the foal from her for what she paid for the mare.

    Never did get a call about a foal....



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravestrom View Post
    It's a big deal when you sold the horse, the horse was worked hard and on a diet because they thought she was just fat and then foals. Also you lose the breeding.
    That is certainly true and problematic.



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