Question by  JackieO (19)

How can you tell if your mare is pregnant?


Answer by  mlucyfox (31)

The best way to tell for sure is to have a vet check it. They will have the mare palpated, which involves feeling her to determine the firmness of her tissue in her abdomen. It may be difficult to tell without a doctor because horses will not show much enlargement until the last three months of pregnancy.


Answer by  askandyoushallreceive (658)

You'll start to notice some lethargicness in her and she will definitely eat more. Also, they start to show pretty soon after it happens.


Answer by  MrsShannonHarrell (768)

The best way to tell if your mare is bred is via palpation and ultra sound exam by your vet.


Answer by  errika69 (167)

Have a veterinarian come to wherever your horse is stationed and check her out, have her get an ultrasound on her stomach, and see if she has gained weight. The weight comes from her eating more and losing some of her ability to run while pregnant. If she was already overweight, then you cannot use this as a clue.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

She will probably start to eat more and gain weight. She will get kind of a pot belly. They also make pregnancy tests for horses or you can call your Vet too. They can also tell you if your mare is in foal.


Answer by  sathu (157)

when i come to know that my mare is pregnant,i will call vetenary doctor and tell him that my mare is pregnant and i will ask him what should i follow to take care of my mare. then i will inform to the rider that mare is pregnant,so don't use her for riding.


Answer by  ofnik (409)

There are many ways to assume if a mare is pregnant but the best thing to do is to get a vet to determine that she is pregnant. Otherwise the easiest way to determine it would be to to follow her estrus cycle and see if it resumes. But this method is not as accurate, as getting a vet examination.


Answer by  Aya (797)

This is difficult to determine. It is best to call in the vet about eight weeks after the mare has been bred. The vet will don a long rubber glove and actually feel inside the horse's vagina to detect if the pregnancy has taken. He can also help you if there are twins.

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