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I have purchased a mini horse mare. She started sacking up and produc

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I have purchased a mini horse mare. She started sacking up and producing milk. She is fat. I of course that there was a surprise waiting. She has since went to a vet (after 1 month of milk and no foal) and the vet wasn't able to see a foal on ultrasound or palpate effectively due to her small size. He mentioned a possible ovarian cyst and gave her a shot that was supposed to fix it. Well, she is starting to bag up again...I am not sure what to do next for her.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Horse Veterinary
Expert:  horsemed replied 1 year ago.
Hello there. I am an internal medicine specialist and I would be happy to help. I agree with you in that pregnancy is the most likely explanation for the milk and the weight. Even when a vet is unable to perform a rectal exam or transrectal ultrasound due to small size, there are diagnostics they can perform to determine if she is pregnant. A simple blood test can tell you if she is pregnant, and a transabdominal ultrasound can also be performed (from the outside of the belly) to see the foal. I would recommend calling another veterinarian to get a second opinion.
Expert:  horsemed replied 1 year ago.
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