We have a 16 yr old maiden mare that we've been trying to get in foal. She has a granulose (sp?) cell tumor on one ovary. She shows minimal heat for only 1-2 days at a time. Is there a course of action that we can take to get this mare pregnant? Thanks for any and all help.
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2001 - 11:04 pm:
As GCT's are generally steroid-producing, the mare is unlikely to be reproductively sound without removal of the tumour-affected ovary. The opposite ovary will not be affected in the long term (although it will not be operative at present), and once normal cyclicity is resumed after the operation (usually some time from a few months to 18 months), she will be able to conceive and maintain pregnancy as long as there are no other unassociated problems.
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