My RID mare Portia last year came into foal heat 5 days after foaling but was SO foal pround we couldn't cover her. Then she failed to come back in for several cycles, then she twinned and pinching one didn't work, we lost both. So this year it was going to be a very late foal - due 2nd August - and I was VERY interested to read Jos's article on this site about delaying foal heat (to give us a better chance of covering her successfully during the foal heat.)
In the event, she foaled slightly prematurely (19 July) and we started her on Regumate immediately. She had her last dose on Tuesday and this evening is showing guarded interest in the stallion - she should be ready to stand by Saturday.
So hopefully, we can get her back in foal without further 'slippage' of date.
Just wanted to say, it works, and thank you Jos. I just wish I'd found this site last season! It is a godsend when you have a vet who - although good - is not a repro specialist. (Fortunately he doesn't mind me 'suggesting' things I find here!)
We have also sent home in foal a mare who failed to conceive first time around - she had a lot of fluid. When I 'suggested' oxytocin, vet agreed it was 'worth trying'. It was.
So thanks to you, Jos, and everyone else who contributes their ideas and experiences.
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