I have 2 of my own mares and three others to breed to my stud. I have only gotten to successfully breed one mare. She hasn't come back into heat so that's a good thing, but the problem is ALL the mares have stopped cycling. They are all past-due to come into heat--anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. None show any interest in my stud. Unfortunately the vet services out here are absolutely awful--I can't get anyone to come out here--the area vets will only come out in an emergency. I could take a day off work to haul them all into the vet, but I am really trying to keep from having to do that. I keep teasing them every-other day but so far nothing. Any ideas? Both my mares have been regularly cycling for 3 months and have shed their winter coats. The 3 that are not mine all came into heat when they first arrived but we decided to only breed the maiden mare on the first cycle. Their coats are fairly thin. All are in great health, get adequate exercise and good nutition. We are about 30 miles from the Mexico border, so day length and climate are not an issue. Ideas? It just seems weird to me that they have ALL stopped at the same time. Thanks!
Laurie Posted From: 188.8.131.52
Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2005 - 04:54 pm:
Could your stallion have gotten loose? Or perhaps a neighbors stallion? That's a possibility. Or did the mares get loose one night?
patriot Posted From: 184.108.40.206
Posted on Monday, March 07, 2005 - 02:12 pm:
Thankfully they have all decided to come into heat now--all at once--and all now that my husband is gone this month. Thankfully all are being nice and cooperative. Thanks for the idea, though!
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