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Biopsies/Breeding Problems

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Stacey
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Username: Stacey5

Post Number: 1
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 06, 2006 - 03:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I recently purchased a saddlebred mare that I tried breeding AI last year (2005) twice, after not conceiving we did a biopsy where she was graded IIA. My vet told me to give her the year off, and re-breed in 2006. I decided to biopsy again prior to breeding, again with the same results. What are my options in helping her to conceive and maintain a full term pregnancy. I understand being a maiden mare and with this grade she roughly has a 60% chance, but I am having difficulty finding what I can do medically. Can anyone help?
 

Jos
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Username: Jos

Post Number: 10634
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Saturday, May 06, 2006 - 11:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Without knowing why she didn't conceive, it's really impossible to come up with suggestions as to what to do to make her conceive!

I would start by getting a good reproductive work-up done. It sounds as though you may have got a start on this with the biopsy (with which incidentally, a IIA gives a 50-80% chance of getting a live foal).

You don't mention the age of the mare. It may well be worth reading the article about the older maiden mare that appears on this site. Even if she is not that old, it still may be of use and give some ideas.

You also have to consider the stallion aspect and the timing of the breeding relative to ovulation (and incidentally, was ovulation confirmed?).

If you can provide us with more information, it might be of assistance in allowing us to come up with some suggestions.
 

Stacey
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Username: Stacey5

Post Number: 2
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Monday, May 08, 2006 - 10:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you for your reply. The mare is 7 this year, so she should be ready. She may have been bred by the previous owners, but I have no way of contacting them. Last year when I bred her the first time (AI) it was right about 48 hours prior to ovulation. So I figured the semen probably was no longer viable. So I brought her home and inseminated her within 12 hours of her ovulating, so our timing was right on. I have not tried to breed her this year because of the biopsy results. I was told by my vet who is just a field vet that it would be very hard and costly, so I am trying to get more info so I'm not going in blind. Thanks for any info you may have
 

Jos
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Username: Jos

Post Number: 10642
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Posted on Tuesday, May 09, 2006 - 01:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The majority of mares are a IIA biopsy, so that is no reason not to breed. Remember that the natioanl average foaling rate is 60%. Unless there are other factors that your vet is aware of but didn't make known to you, there is no reason to suppose that getting her pregnant would be "very hard and costly" any more than another mare of similar status.

It sounds as though you may be well advised to seek out a reproductive expert (a Theriogenologist) to do the work on your mare. Although they may be a little more expensive initially, in the long run it will probably prove cheaper and more satisfying for you.

It is difficult to comment beyond that, as there are really no factors presented that are relevant to the apparent problem.



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