I have a 16 year old maiden mare who got pregnant twice last season and reabsorbed when checked by ultrasound again at 30 to 40 days. In trying to eliminate possible causes of this, a breeder advised that delayed clearance may not be the issue if she has carried to 30 days. Uterine biopsy is 2A, hormone levels normal, regumate did not prevent reabsorption. I plan to have her thyroid levels checked and have her checked for a bladder infection. I have also been advised to have blood work done to see if she is deficient in any particular minerals. She was underweight (not emaciated) when I got her and has now gained 200 pounds -- reproductive confirmation is much improved. Any thoughts on reasons for reabsorption? Anything else I can do nutritionally or medically to improve her chances of carrying a pregnancy this breeding season?
Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 - 09:05 am:
I would have a uterine culture and possibly a biopsy done. She may have a longstanding infection due to her run down condition. There may be something in the uterus that is preventing her from carrying an embryo. The other items you listed are also good ideas.
MargaretSmith Posted From: 18.104.22.168
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 - 10:25 am:
I would also put her on MSM. It generally improves blood flow and I've done it successfully with my vet's approval. JMHO
Karen in Maine Posted From: 22.214.171.124
Posted on Saturday, June 28, 2003 - 05:57 pm:
My horse ended up after being checked to have cushings and infection that took quite some time to clear up. Her levels are great now with the pergaloid.
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