I have a 38" miniature mare. I have kept a close watch on her cycle, I know exactly when she comes in so I know I bred her before and after her ovaluation, (days 2, 4 and 6) but it is DAY 11 now and she is STILL showing signs of heat. She still winks and urinates to the stallion when teased. WHAT does this mean?? Is it something to be concerned? Because Miniatures have such tiny openings, it is very hard to ultra sound or palpate them, so what should I do?? HELP!!!
Posted on Friday, June 15, 2001 - 02:13 pm:
There is no precise day for ovulation. She could ovulate on day 9 is easily as on 6. It sounds as if she probably has not ovulated yet.
Did you give her a shot of HCG within 24 hours of the last breeding? It may help in the future, to give her HCG after her last breeding to insure ovulation, if there is a viable follicle present.
Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2001 - 01:46 am:
Sure seems to be an odd year for this. I have a 19 year old paint mare who is on day 9 of being in heat. We are still breeding live cover, and hopefully she will ovulate soon! Had another mare who went longer also. Also, my mares who are being bred back after foaling don't seem to be having their foal heat until 21 days after foaling. Could this be a sign of infection? Or is it just that the weather has been so up and down (hot and cold) here lately? I live in Oregon, and am fairly new to breeding. This year is sure different than last season!
Posted on Monday, November 18, 2002 - 11:11 pm:
I had an outfitters mare that has been bred to my Morgan stallion on 4 different years. Every cycle that was watched she cycled 11 days on each cycle. Bred her live cover every 2nd day starting at day 3 and she became in foal on one cycle each time.
Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 - 07:59 pm:
I have a TB mare that cycles for 9-10 days every time and she ovulates at about day 9. So we don't bother to serve her until she gets to day 7 or 8 and again 2 days later. This just appears to be normal for her
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