I have a mare that is almost 24, her last foal was in '99. She has fantastic bloodlines and temperment and conformation, so I would like to try and get a foal out of her. But I just found out that she had a torn cervix with her last foal. Does this automatically put her in the not breedable catagory? Coupled with that, and her age, and her last foal date, would I be better off waiting for pigs to fly??
Anonymous Posted From: 126.96.36.199
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005 - 09:27 am:
I own a mare that had a torn cervix during her 2nd delivery. She was 14 or 15 at the time. I didn't know about the torn cervix. In fact I didn't find out about it until I was working on getting her bred for the 3rd time, a couple of years later. I had a thorough reproductive exam done at the time of her 3rd breeding and the vet brought it up. He said she had a nice scar and that the cervix still closed tightly, so there shouldn't be any problems. She delivered her 3rd foal at 18 with no issues and is currently pregnant with her 4th, now at 20.
I would speak with a vet that is a reproductive specialist and get a professional opinion. I know that how the tear heals and that the quality of the seal of the cervix seem to be the most important issues.
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2005 - 03:14 pm:
I am a senior biological engineering major at Mississippi State University. For my senior design project, my partner and I are working in conjuction with the vet school here at MSU to develop a cervical closure device that would facilitate pregnancy in older mares with torn cervices. Preliminary plans have been made, and we hope to begin on the first prototype shortly.
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2005 - 11:09 pm:
We have access to a torn cervix mare and may be interested in working with you if you are in need of a test animal. You can contact us here if you are interested.
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