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Any down sides for donner mares?

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bdzaugis
Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 04:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anyone have any cons to using nice riding mare as a donner?

Are there any effect to the mare reproduction in the future?, and increase rish to infection etc.

Any precations to follow to prevent problems??

 

maggie
Posted on Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 05:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We have done MANY embryo transfers and we have not noticed a decline in reproductive soundness. There are those out there that believe the donor mare has decreased fertility, but this has not been proven, and most likely stems from irresponsible flushing. If you flush the uterous too often, you can make increase the risk of uterine infection for the same reasons women that douche to much can risk infection. However, if the transfers are done responsibly, there should be no issues. Hope this helps.
 

Anonymous
Posted on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 09:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

thanks maggie this is just what I wanted to here. The mare to a nice mare and did not want to risk fertility down the road.



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