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Mares difficult to "catch" this year???!

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Jess (142.166.232.17)
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2002 - 08:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Anyone else experiencing the same problem, or is it just a few of us here on the North East Coast???? I am so frustrated- the vet has put it down to unusually cool temps, but it is now June, and still nothing!!!!!
 

Amanda (206.150.119.161)
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2002 - 10:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sigh.... My mare came back in to heat today. We have three of our own we're trying to get this year and so far haven't caught one. I will know on another in two weeks, and the third in three weeks. I was so disappointed. Mares culture and ultrasound clean, stallion motility is high, running out of ideas and hope. Located in Michigan.
 

Jos (142.177.105.186)
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 - 09:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

About this time every year, this question arises. The difference from year to year is statistically nil or minimal.

Keep trying!
 

Jess (207.179.171.36)
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 - 11:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jos, that is interesting as the Veterinary Services Lab in Fredericton have complained about not being able to catch a bunch of mares, mine being the longest they have worked on. Dr. Murch says that some of the difficult ones are indeed in foal now, so I am trying ONE more time. THey have put it down to a cold spring, ect. It is so disappointing. At the AI barn my horse is in- one in five mares are in foal.
 

Jos (142.177.113.152)
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 - 05:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

As you are probably aware I moderate and am active on the EquineRepro@yahoogroups.com equine reproduction e-mail list (for those not aware of the list's existence "click" here!) and out of curiosity, I just went to the archives and did a search for posts with the use of the word "weather" in them. Of course there were many matches, and I most certainly did not go through them all, but as a semi-random sample, here are 4 that I believe prove my point...! Note the dates!! :)

 

Jess (142.166.254.104)
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2002 - 08:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I guess all those people could be me- Seems like we need to find a "reason" when our mares aren't catching..... :( I am bringing my mare home after being bred this time, and will take her back to be ultrasounded in a few weeks. I had thought her staying at the AI barn would be easier for her to catch, and now I really don't think it matters too much. I am going to visit that site - I don't remember being there before, Jos! Thanks!
 

Trisha (165.247.15.26)
Posted on Monday, June 17, 2002 - 05:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well Jess, I too am in the North East. I have an older mare who was bred twice last year, never conceived the frist time, caught but lost early the second (we are breeding live cover in Mass). She had a hard time establishing heat this summer, but a shot of progesterone brought her in and she caught on the first try. Ultrasounds at 18 and 47 days showed a slightly large but otherwise normal helthy conceptus then fetus. So far as I know no one else the stud owner has bred has needed a second try. Probably not much help, but just another North East experience.
Good luck, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
Trisha
 

Jess (207.179.149.155)
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2002 - 08:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Question, Jos. I brought my mare home from the AI barn a week ago and she is still squealing at the other horses (today is day 13 after breeding) . She is not squatting or peeing and is quite aggressive towards them. Is this normal??? I am expecting to see her display more heat signs soon as she is running a regular 21 day cycle, but I thought she would return to normal before this time. The vet did confirm she had dropped her follicle prior to me picking her up.



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