Hello again. I have a 15 year old mare, she has had 5 foals. Three were '95 and before. The people that I bought her from tried to breed the mare for 3 years with no luck. I bought her and on her arrival my vet was doing a "repo" on her and to everyones surprise there was a 60 day pregnancy. All went well. After foaling she had a clean culture. I bred her on her 2nd heat doing nothing special.No pregnancy. Next heat bred her and then infused her, no pregnancy. Last bred her and gave her oxytocin. Finally in foal. I noticed with both foals the placenta seemed to be a little light weight and smaller than average. I then bred her 2x in 2000 with no pregnancy ,both times using oxytocin post-breeding. In 2001, clean culture, biopsy 2A and has two cysts (had the same last year), one is a 15 and the other is a 20. I've breed her 2x oxytocin alone first, oxytocin and infusing the second. No baby. Is she a candidate for a hormone check and possible regumate? Any other options would be greatly appreciated. Thank you again, Julie
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2001 - 02:44 pm:
I would feel inclined to perhaps step up the oxytocin use to a multiple post-breeding treatment such as is outlined on this site here
I would also contemplate commencing the use of Regumate at 4 days post-ovulation. The hormone check is of dubious use as unless multiple samples are taken over the course of a day, as the progesterone level fluctuates, you will/may not get an accurate representation.
I'm assuming there are no fertility problems with the stallion?
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