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Breeding older mare

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Anonymous
Posted on Sunday, March 07, 2004 - 01:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have the opportunity to purchase an older mare (20 this year.) She has wonderful bloodlines and is a beautiful horse. She has had 7 foals the last one in 2001. Apparently she had previously reabsorbed one or possibly more foals by 45 days of pregnancy. Should I go ahead and give it a try - or better to leave well alone with a horse this age? Any help or advice appreciated.
 

Cer
Posted on Monday, March 08, 2004 - 03:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have an older QH mare (19 years) who's carrying her 4th foal this year. Everything is going great. You could have her checked by a vet just incase. My vet told me that nature will take care of it when the mare is too old. She will not take or abort.
We are planning to have her bred as long as she can.
 

Jos
Posted on Monday, March 08, 2004 - 06:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Always look a gift mare in the uterus!" is one of my favourite sayings.

Have an endometrial biopsy performed as well as a breeding soundness examination before buying her.
 

wendy
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Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 04:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would have a vet check her and then if the mare checks out ok go for it. My Arabian mare had a 1/2 QH filly last May and she will be 24 this spring. My mare hasn't had any foaling or breeding problems so I would ask your vet about the possiblity of re-absorbtion.
 

flyingrose
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Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 12:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Besides a breeding exam have the best Equine Dentist you can find do her teeth and put her on a high quality supplement such as Vitamax available at http://equineracing.com. More breeding problems are resolved by improved nutrition than any other single factor. Many healthy mares successfully carry foals into their twenties.



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