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How do can you tell when a silent mare is in heat?

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Dee
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Username: Dee

Post Number: 50
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Monday, May 22, 2006 - 06:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a mare that is silent when she comes into heat! How can I tell when she's in heat. I don't have a stallion on hand yet. I do plan to buy one but how can I find out before I get a stallion?
Thanks!
 

Jos
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Username: Jos

Post Number: 10685
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 12:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ultrasound or palpation by your veterinarian are the most reliable methods.

Another alternative is a blood-progesterone assay.

If you are looking to breed your mare, it might be easier to put her on P&E, which will time the ovulation (follow that link for more information).
 

Dee
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Post Number: 52
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 12:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks



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