While pondering if Annie is pregnant (she is a rescue mare who was ‘probably’ pregnant – but isn’t showing and will not allow her hind quarters to be touched, yet, so no palpation.), it occurred to me that humans have exterior ultrasounds to find out if we are pregnant… why can’t horses?
I figured there must be a big reason like their anatomy or maybe all the hair coat… dunno. But, I decided to GOOGLE it anyway.
And I found one!
I found an external ultrasound pregnancy checking device!
Does anyone have one?
If you have one, could you come and check Annie?!
USES… (no affiliation)
OK, well, I could see a breeder wanting this and maybe rescuers – certainly the BLM. Anyone who needs to pregcheck a lot of mares and/or needs to check mares that don’t like to be palpated or are wild and there is no way they are going to be palpated without trauma.
I remember that when I was breeding, we had the vet out all the time to check the size of her egg for ovulation and AI. After AI, we had the vet out to pregcheck. Very exciting! But, if I ran a larger operation or if I had cattle, this would be GREAT. It can indicate pregnancy within 14 days of conception.
For me, if I had one here today, I would use it on Annie and we’d find out – once and for all!
Here is some information from the website.
THE COST: THEY ARE HAVING AN INTERNET SPECIAL!…