My 13 year old mare is about to have an ovary removed due to a GCT (Granulosa Cell Tumor). Her behavior had deteriorated over the last 2 or so years and was just diagnosed through ultrasound. I got her when she was 6, and she was always "mareish" (depo and regamate were not helpful). I have a friend who had both of her mares ovaries removed and she says she now has a "gelding", although she still squirts. I was wondering if I should have both ovaries removed at the same time, as she has always been ruled by her hormones anyway. I have had conflicting veterinary and consumer advice on this. A behaviorist said it could make her worse, but she was never very good to begin with.
Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2001 - 09:47 pm:
Some ovariectomized mares will display an almost perpetual estrus, while others will go anestrus. Giving a definitive answer therefore is about impossible and is probably a major partof the reason you are getting conflicting reports.
It's a gamble either way!
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