Hi, I have a 13 year old arab mare at the breeding farm.She was due to come in heat the day after her arrival.She is showing no signs of heat, infact being hostile to to the teaser.Two palp have been done during the week and folicle activity is very good (30) but still tight cervix and uterous with no standing heat.We are at a loss as she has cycled normaly at home.At this late point in the season it is now or next year, any ideas to help bring her around before we lose these eggs? Thanks, Jen ps. she is not a maiden mare but it has been a few years.
Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2001 - 08:48 pm:
I would give her a few more days, a 30 follicle is not a large one. It will have to grow to at least a 35 before HCG can be of any use. I would watch her carefully and tease her from nose to nose and tail to nose. Take time with this, it may require up to 30 minutes. You may consider collecting the stallion and breeding her by A.I., if she does not accept the stallion. I would not want to waste a ripe follicle at this late date.
Jennifer Longtine (220.127.116.11)
Posted on Saturday, June 23, 2001 - 09:37 pm:
Thanks for the encouragement, we are teasing carefully and trying to help her adjust to the new farm.She is usually such a "flirt" so all thought she would be a no brainer to breed.Sadly no A.I. is available on the farm, so getting her to relax is the # 1 priority right now.If she has not shown signs by tommorrow then she will tease with another stud.I also had blood drawn to check for testosterone.vet due again Monday to palpate and check for ovulation.Any info I can have for him on this type of mare would be helpful.
Thanks again, Jen
Posted on Sunday, April 07, 2002 - 02:46 pm:
I have a three year old that I am planning on AI soon but my problem is she is not happy at all about my vets hand up her rectum. I thinks she'll be fine on the AI but I am worried about the ultasound and ending up with a torn rectum or a hurt vet. What do you suggest? I've considered hobbles, stocks and even round pen but she is a warmblood and I don't want tight circles at this age and I worry this will be upsetting to close to breeding. He mentioned sedation but if she is prenant when we US wouldn't that harm the foal?
Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2002 - 11:02 am:
I have a mare that always has to be tranquilized(sp) for repro work. It didn't hurt her foal any.
I have a maiden mare, age 13, that we tried to breed AI this past year. We were unsuccessful to say the least. She seemed to have mulitiple follicles, but her cervix was not softening. The previous year, she absorbed the foal. Any thoughts or suggestions? Should I bag it and find another mare or is there something I can do to help her. She is a wonderful mare, capable of producing really nice offspring. HELP!!!!!
Jos Posted From: 18.104.22.168
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 - 02:47 am:
Take a look at the article on this site available by clicking here. It discusses breeding the older maiden mare.
Additionally, the use of estradiol cypionate to relax the cervix may be of assistance.
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