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No heat - skinny mare

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Anonymous
Posted From: 12.65.216.23
Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 08:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I sent a foaling mare to the breeder with a big follicle on foal heat and he didn't breed her on time. Then I get a call from him a month later with him going on and on about what a hard keeper she is and she had lost a lot of weight, he's complaining about having to start feeding her extra. I can only imagine how skinny she got. The upshot is that the mare stopped cycling. Would her loss of weight cause her to stop cycling?
 

Anonymous
Posted From: 12.64.210.208
Posted on Saturday, June 28, 2003 - 12:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh, my Lord.

I just brought the mare home and I have never seen a horse so skinney. You can see every rib, her backbone sticks up above her back. Her back looks like the roof of a house, flat. Spine and hip bones sticking out everywhere. The guy had no pasture, was feeding a nursing mare plain oats and a few flakes of some kind of hay per day.
 

Erin
Posted From: 128.8.190.175
Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2003 - 11:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know it's late, but YES, lack of feed can stop a mare from cycling!! The hormones that control it all are steroid hormones, based on fat - if she's got not fat, her body's not going to worry much about hormones - it'll be wanting to build up body fat stores again. The whole Henneke Body Condition Scoring system was based on conception rates in thin, normal, and fat mares. One thing Dr. Henneke found was that thin mares that were fed to gain weight had conception rates as high as those that were fat/normal and fed to maintain weight, whereas fat mares fed to lose weight or thin mares fed to maintain weight had lower conception rates.



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