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Old 09-15-2007, 08:09 AM  
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Pregnancy confirmation

Besides an ultrasound, is there a bloodtest to confirm a pregnancy???
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Old 09-15-2007, 09:48 AM  
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anyone???
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I know there is a urine test (might be called "Wee Foal"?). Not sure how accurate it is, but it might give you an idea.

ETA: Here's what I found with a google search: http://www.weefoal.com/index.html
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Old 09-15-2007, 09:51 AM  
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Vet can just do an exam without the ultrasound to tell also. I always ask for the ultrasound just to make for sure. But usually my vet can tell from the exam unless it is a brand new pregnancy.
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We used the wee foal with great results. There is a blood test your vet can do also. They won't give you any ideas as to twinning or how far along, but they will confirm pregnancy.
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Old 09-15-2007, 10:31 AM  
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We used the wee foal with great results. There is a blood test your vet can do also. They won't give you any ideas as to twinning or how far along, but they will confirm pregnancy.
Hey reckless--How many days after conception before the blood test can be used accurely??
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Old 09-15-2007, 10:54 AM  
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the blood test will tell you after 45 days
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THANKS!!! That's what I wanted to know-- the nearest vet that uses ultrasound is quite a ways away. I thought maybe the blood test would be easier.
Thanks again.
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Old 09-15-2007, 01:59 PM  
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Yup, after 45.

Is to to see if your mare is bred to that tasty little Gypsy guy? Oh, I hope so!!!!!
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Yes it is. We kept her at the breeders for a month and she didn't show signs of coming back in heat, so I pick her up tomorrow!!
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Old 09-15-2007, 08:28 PM  
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The blood test is not that acurate.
Ultra sound
Palpate
Urine test
then blood test for finding out.

I just went through this and I was told by both of my Vets the blood test costs $ and the % of it telling if the mare is in foal is very low.
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Old 09-15-2007, 08:35 PM  
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Then it looks like I'll be hauing her to the vets for an ultrasound! Thanks Snickers!
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There is not a mobile Vet that has one near you?

Or when you pick her up, you may can stop by a Vets and get it done.

Good luck. I hope she is in foal.
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