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Why aren't all mares good AI candidates?

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Marilyn Lemke
Neonate
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 9
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 07:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm full of questions this morning. I was wondering why all mares aren't good AI candidates. What makes a mare a good candidate for AI?

Thanks all, Marilyn
 

Jos
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 1419
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 06:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There really isn't a physiological reason why a mare shouldn't be a candidate for AI rather than live cover. On-farm AI when properly performed will result in higher pregnancy rates than live cover, and even shipped semen.

There are reasons other though...
  • If the value of the mare (or resulting foal) is so low that additional AI costs will not be covered by the sale price (so why is the mare being bred in the first place???);
  • If the technical ability of the person performing the AI is such that they are not capable, the pregnancy rates will be lowered;
  • If on-farm AI is being considered with a farm-owned stallion, there are some additional costs associated with setting up to collect and inseminate, but they are negligible and should easily offset the value of the stallion by preventing the loss of the stallion as a result of a live cover breeding accident (and if they don't - again, why is the stallion being bred???).
 

Marilyn Lemke
Nursing Foal
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 13
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2007 - 02:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Great information. I can't wait for your course this fall. I'm really excited about it! Marilyn



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