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Category: Horse Veterinary
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Experience:  I am licensed to practice Veterinary Medicine in multiple states, as well as Board Certified In Equine Surgery.
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I covered our mare 5 times last year,she never returned

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Hi I covered our mare 5 times last year,she never returned so I assumed she's in foal. She's on day 335 today not overly big and slight change in her udder. There is like a jolty movement when she's eating her food. Just wondered if she is in foal
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the horse's name?
Customer: Mufti
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Mufti?
Customer: No she is fit and well and has been a broodmare for a well known stud for many years
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Horse Veterinary
Expert:  Doctor.A replied 1 year ago.
Hello. I am Dr A and would love to help.That your mare did not return to cycling after cover, and evidence of movement in the belly are both great indicators that your mare is in foal! With it being 335 days , and her udder starting to show signs of filling means that we are likely getting close to foaling. If there is any doubt in your mind, there is no one on the internet that can guarantee that she is in foal! The signs are there but mother nature can be crafty. To make sure, you have three options.1. wait, and see2. have a veterinarian take a blood sample to check.3. have a veterinarian palpate her, at this stage, it should be very obvious on palpation!
Expert:  Doctor.A replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Expert:  Doctor.A replied 1 year ago.
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