The pony filly I bought to be a companion to another horse just arrived from out of state. The vet who did the PPE 2 months ago did not mention possible pregnancy, but now she looks as though she might be pregnant. The seller got her from a ranch where I now suspect she ran in a mixed age and sex herd. She’s only 2 1/2 and the sire might be her father or brother, so terminating the pregnancy seems indicated. However, she’s maybe ~6 months along?? Just starting to show slight abdominal swelling.
Anyone have experience with terminating a pregnancy at this stage? Is it more dangerous to end the pregnancy vs. letting her carry to term? Vet care is tough to come by in this area; she will be looked at in a couple of weeks, when an out-of-town vet comes by on his monthly circuit.
I ordered an “at home” equine pregnancy test, and there’s an experienced ranch hand who can palpate her, so soon we could know her status, and give the vet a heads up before he visits.
Presumably hormone(s) are given? How many shots? Can the vet do “one and done” or will she need a series of injections? And, again, is it too dangerous at this stage so the pregnancy should go to term? Thanks.