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My head is swimming - breeding a 19 yo mare with frozen

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Graciela
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Username: Graciela

Post Number: 1
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 12:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey guys!

This may be a bit long, but I want to see what you think.

I am pretty new to the breeding world, have bred my mare once and that was live cover, I could really use some good advice. Here is the base information:

19 year old Arabian Mare, has had one foal back in 2003. Was bred live cover but had to be given a shot of Lutalyse to get her to release her follicle. She was showing signs of heat that night.

She will be bred via frozen semen - fresh cooled is not an option.

I will not be using my regular vet for this as he does not have the sort of clinic that would be needed for the whole process. I am trying to find a vet. I have narrowed it down to two and both have different approaches. I don't know enough about it to make a decision on which one to use. It is a given that I will have her cultured and make sure that she is clean before going forward with breeding.

Vet 1 - Their opinion is that frozen semen can be as good as chilled if the stallion freezes well. Wants to put the mare on regumate for 14 days, administer a shot of Lutalyse to bring her into heat. I would take her to the clinic after she is given the shot and they will utlrasound her super frequently to make sure they inseminate at the right time.

Vet 2- Start the mare on thyroid medication because of her age and being a little overweight (14.2 hh, 950 lbs). Give her a shot of lutalyse to bring her into heat and then give her a shot of the more targeted stuff than HCG (can't remember the name) to get her to ovulate at a more precitable time. Utlrasound every 6 hours after shots are given and then put her on regumate until confirmed in foal (because of age) - check horomone levels and keep her on regumate longer if needed.

Which one has a better approach? I am looking to get her to take the first time (who isn't when they breed, huh)?



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