Ok - I did a little research but I was looking for more. Our QH mare was bred last year twice & didn't take (she is 5 this year). We had her palpated & cultured. During the palpation the vet said her hymen was still there but "thin". I didn't ask him to elaborate I don't know why - guess I wasn't think, or I thought he doubted that she'd been bred. Any way does a hymen HAVE to be broken in order for her to catch?
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2002 - 04:43 pm:
Never mind - she should be bred this year. I'm a little sad no one responded to this though.
I had a mare that was suppose to of been bred. Later found she came in heat, I put her with my stallion, hand breeding. She came back into heat so took her to the vet and had her checked out. Her hymen was not broke. The vet said that her hymen was crystalized so she broke it. It was very tough for the vet to tear it and break the hymen but she did.
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