i have a maiden mare that i'm trying to breed. on her last cycle, her follicles were ready to go, but her cervix was tightly closed so we started her on P+E. she should have been ready to breed tomorrow, but it's looking like thursday now. she has also developed fluid in her uterus in the last couple of days? her culture was clean and her cycles were normal last year. i don't understand why she's having such wierd cycles now. does anyone have any ideas what might be going on?
esiverts Posted From: 188.8.131.52
Posted on Saturday, July 26, 2003 - 11:13 pm:
The P&E would actually be delaying heat, as the combination (with estradiol 17-Beta) inhibits follicle growth and sort of "sets the clock back to zero" on the mare's cycle if you give it for the full 10 days.
I believe there is a specific type of estradiol used for helping relax the cervix.
Professionals out there, is it estradiol cypionate?
Jos Posted From: 184.108.40.206
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 12:15 pm:
ECP can indeed be used to assist in relaxation of the cervix.
Please note that opinions, product information, advice or suggestions posted on this bulletin board are not necessarily those of the management at Equine-Reproduction.com nor does the maintenance of the post position indicate an implicit or any endorsement of that information, opinion or product.
Further, although we have the greatest respect for the posters offering assistance here, you are advised to seek a consultation with your veterinarian prior to using information obtained from this board if it is of a veterinary nature.Proud to be sponsored and supported by: