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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition

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Here you will find more than 6 years of questions and my answers. It is searchable and offers a great deal of information. 

Currently, I am discontinuing new questions. This may change in the future, but in the meantime, please know that It has been a true pleasure serving you. 

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I also have a growing number of recordings on "Teleseminars on Nutrition Topics that Concern You" as well as the new, Spotlight on Equine Nutrition Series -- printed versions of favorite teleseminars.

And finally, look for my articles in a variety of local publications and online newsletters, as well as the Horse Journal, where I am the Contributing Nutrition Editor.  


All the best,

 Dr. Getty 


Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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could mamma be prego?

I brought home a 3-4 year old pony and her baby which was 1-2weeks old in late September last year. They were out in a feild with 8-10 other ponies at the time 2 of them were studs. I've heard that she can get pregnant week to week and a half after giving birth is this true? If so WHAT DO I DO NOW? oh and how can I tell are there any ways to tell besides the vet ?

Re: could mamma be prego?

Hi Chelle,

Yes -- absolutely she can become pregnant shortly after foaling. You'll need to have your vet out to do a blood test to confirm, unless you just want to wait 11 months and see what happens!

All the best,

Dr. Getty

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO