My 16 year old comes into season every 16 days, she was covered on her last season every day from the 3rd to the 7th day. Unfortunately we thought she had come back into season. However she stood reluctantly for 1 day only, the season only lasted 3 days instead of the normal 6. Could she still be pregnant.
Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2001 - 08:06 pm:
I too have had mares that exhibit signs of estrus at the drop of a hat.
Just this year, one mare would respond to the other mares being teased. It was very frustrating. Like your mare, she could be made to stand reluctantly. Based on the slight change in her willingness to breed, I did not cover her and had her ultrasounded. She was in foal. I will now follow this mare with ultrasound for future breeding.
I believe that if the stallion had fully penetrated, you may have lost any existing pregnancy. The good news is, she will be cycling again soon. Let us know what happened.
Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2001 - 09:11 am:
I have a maiden mare which we bred on June 10th and 12th; She was not standing on the 14th, so I figured she was out. On June 30th, she was flagging to my stallion, so we rebred her. On the 1st of July (18 days post breeding), we presented the stallion to her again, she winked a little for him, but she wouldn't stand for him. From reading the above post, she could have been pregnant, but then again she might not have been. When you wrote "may have lost any existing pregnancy.", then there is still the possibility if she was in foal, she just might still be in foal? If she wasn't in foal, and we bred her this one time, what are her chances for catching? I think she usually stays in heat for five days; and "day 16" was on the 28th, could it be possible for her to become pregnant on the third day of her heat cycle? I had planned to have her u/s when my second mare was day 16 (wanted to save myself a vet visit/farm call, because I am forever in debt to my vets), after the 5th of July. Being that the 30th of June was a weekend, I didn't need an emergency visit attached to my check book.
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