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The situation with my boy

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Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 4014
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 11:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

OK, here's the thing. I have a tiny mare who just arrived at my house the first of July. She was here about a week before she came into heat. My stallion is very selective, and *usually* will not touch a mare who isn't 'ready' according to his smell. He generally only breeds them the last day or 2 of their heat. This mare was in heat for about 7 days before he bred her (July 15th) then he bred her again on the 17th, and no more. She still backed him around the pasture, but he refused her for the last day. Well, on the 30th of July, I noticed somebody had been peeing in front of his stall, and when I watched the mares leave their stalls after feeding, that same one stopped and squatted for him. He gave a sniff, and was dropped and ready in an instant. It is SO unlike him to do this if the mare isn't ready. I had a mare who seemed to be in perpetual heat once, and he wouldn't touch her.....I thought maybe she was just being submissive the first time, and the stallion was pretty serious about it on the 30th, so I let him breed her again. Well, shoot! on the 31st, she was no longer showing to him. She HATES him. So here's my question(s)
Why would she have 2 *heats* so close together?...granted, the 2nd one wasn't a true heat, but what was it? why would she do that?
And 2ndly, is this a clue that something else maybe going on with the mare? infection? WHAT?
And...is it possible she had a 2 wk long heat? And the final day was her ovulation???? That seems like a pretty long time...and would be truly weird of my stallion to breed her in the beginning...unless of course, it was just because she was new here??
 

Jos
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 3385
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 - 10:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It would be pretty unlikely that it was a two-week estrus and infections cause a rapid return to estrus, not a prolongation.

Now, you've heard me say this before, so now it's your turn! :-) Without an ultrasound being performed, you really won' t know what's going on...
 

Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 4016
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 - 10:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

until I get the vet out. LOL I knew you'd say that! :-) Just hoping for exactly what you told me...a little more insight as to why she may do that. :-) thanks Jos, as usual, you're right on target
 

Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 4017
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Friday, August 12, 2011 - 10:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

also that completely STINKS...as the mare is uncommonly tiny, and cannot be ultrasounded :-( at least not by my current vets. I wonder if EMSA has any extremely tiny vet arms lying around ...LOL
 

Sandy Smith
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Username: Sandystone

Post Number: 211
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Monday, August 15, 2011 - 03:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That made me laugh, Diana, as I envision some itty bitty vet arms.
 

Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 4018
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Monday, August 15, 2011 - 10:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

LOL....yes, i'm sure they must have a pile of them somewhere hah!



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