I have Gypsy Vanners - I am in the process of doing ET myself and have been finding out that there have been many failed attempts with the breed due to a few differences but once sorted out they are super easy. I am told that they take longer for ovulation as they have larger follicles on the whole compared with other breeds and that a lot of Embryo people have been flushing too early. Many of the breeders who do ET with their Gypsies have said at first it was one failed attempt after another until the differences were discovered and sorted out - but what ARE these differences? How Do you sort them out?
My question is - what day do you flush, taking in the usual ovulation as day zero. I have been told that day eight is the best day?
Were due to flush NOW pretty much and I would love to hear ASAP from someone who knows the nitty gritties for success in the breed.
After reading another members post and seeing they had a flush with a mare on day seven and it was small for age and died I would like to hear others answers to the above as we too had this exact same problem, is it common? Is it possible that the embryo technician didn't allow for larger follicles and it was therefor a day six? I know many questions but I very much need a positive result after so much financial stress
Our guy hasn't done ET on the breed before and is open to anything I can find out too, he is such a lovely chap and I am lucky to have him.
Are there any other differences that occur with the Gypsy Vanner that could be helpful to know?
Anything anyone can tell me as to the recipe for success with Vanners would be wonderful
Good Luck Melissa. I wish I could help you out but sadly can't - these are all things I want to know too. Fingers crossed
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