Eight years ago My husband and I wanted to our mare to give us a baby. We hoped that the colt would be everything it's Dam was and more. So I looked in the Florida area for a stallion. The stallion I found was everything I could have ever wanted. Our mare had been under lights for 5 months prior to breeding. In February we bred our mare live cover and 19 days later had her ultrasound and she was in foal. We ultrasound at 32 days nothing. So the Vet begin a cycle of flushing and short cycleing. In May of that year we left Florida with our mare still not in foal and a paid vet bill of $2200.00 dollars. We moved to New Mexico and I told the local Vet our delimma. He bred our mare to his stallion with much success . Then the following year we bred our mare to a different stallion with success. We ended up buying a filly from the NM Vet and kept our mare's first filly. Then purchased our first stallion 2 years ago. The filly we purchased from the NM Vet is now 7 years old and a very bad silent mare. She has never shown heat to our stallion or any stallion. We had her checked and cultured, the Vet could find nothing wrong with her. I have watched and teased till I'm blue in the face. I thought to myself here we go again with the big Vet bills. Anyway 2 days ago after a friend gave me some pointers I injected the mare with prostaglandin. To my suprise she is showing a hard heat with all the normal signs and has already been covered once successfully. Just had to let everyone know. Never give up on your mares.
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