MAIN PAGE
EQUINE REPRODUCTION ARTICLES
SHORT COURSES
OTHER SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM EQUINE-REPRODUCTION.COM
FROZEN SEMEN STALLIONS
CERTIFIED SEMEN FREEZING LOCATIONS
EQUINE REPRODUCTION SUPPLIES
EQUINE REPRODUCTION BOOKS
EQUINE REPRODUCTION LINKS
EQUINE REPRODUCTION E-MAIL LIST
EASILY CALCULATE THE CORRECT VOLUME OF SEMEN AND EXTENDER TO SHIP OR USE ON FARM!
EQUINE REPRODUCTION BULLETIN BOARD
SITE MAP OF EQUINE-REPRODUCTION.COM
CONTACT US

horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
horse breeding
Go to the articles page
 
Equine-Reproduction.com Bulletin Board
 
Topics Page Topics Page Register for a new account Register Edit Profile Profile Log Out Log Out Help/Instructions Help    
New Posts New Posts Last 1|3|7 Days Search Search Tree View Tree View  
Posting is restricted to registered board members only to prevent spamming of the board. We regret the necessity of this action, but hope you will appreciate the importance of the integrity of the board. Registration is free and information provided during the process will not be submitted to third parties.

Help Jos-Pregnant or not?Prostaglandin question

Equine-Reproduction.com Bulletin Board » Hormonal Manipulation » Help Jos-Pregnant or not?Prostaglandin question « Previous Next »


Author Message
 

Veronique Dumas
Neonate
Username: Formosus

Post Number: 6
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2007 - 08:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello,
Bred my mare June 15 on a 40mm, gave a shot of HCG.
Mare started showing sign of heat to gelding June 30th.
Checked for pregnancy by Ultra sound July 4th, difficult to see-poor image.
Some edema, no fluids, one big CL on an ovary and a 30mm follicule on the other. Cervix closed but not tight.
Question is: vet suggest a shot of prostaglandin, ordering the semen and in 24 hours giving a shot of HCG to mature the 30mm along.
I'm just wondering, what if she is pregnant and they did not find it because of poor resolution? She would be 19 days along or so. Anything else I can do to figure it out?
I have to make a descision by tomorow morning for the semen because shipping on friday will not work for me. Stallion is in the US I'm in Canada.
Thanks
Veronique
 

Jos
Board Administrator
Username: Admin

Post Number: 1422
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2007 - 11:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

  1. hCG will not reliably induce ovulation unless there is a 35 mm follicle present;
  2. Follicular presence does not indicate non-pregnant;
  3. About 10% of pregnant mares show estrus;
  4. Pregnancies do get missed per ultrasound;
  5. Giving PGF2a now will definitely destroy a pregnancy if there is one there;
  6. Ultrasound is the only reliable way of determining pregnancy status at this stage, with the possible exception of vaginal inspection of the cervix, which if relaxed indicates estrus (and if it's relaxed she's not going to be pregnant anyway). Some mares however will not have a relaxed cervix and still not be pregnant.

Can't really tell you more than that... :-(



Please note that opinions, product information, advice or suggestions posted on this bulletin board are not necessarily those of the management at Equine-Reproduction.com nor does the maintenance of the post position indicate an implicit or any endorsement of that information, opinion or product.

Further, although we have the greatest respect for the posters offering assistance here, you are advised to seek a consultation with your veterinarian prior to using information obtained from this board if it is of a veterinary nature.

Proud to be sponsored and supported by:
IMV Technologies - makers of Equine AI Equipment
Equine A.I. Equipment Supplies
Universal Medical Systems Ultrasounds
For your Veterinary Ultrasounding Needs
Hamilton Research Inc - Home of the Equitainer
Hamilton Research Inc - Home of the Equitainer
Exodus Breeders Supply - Your one-stop shop for all your reproductive needs!
Exodus Breeders Supply
Har-Vet: An Industry Leader in Equine Veterinary Products
An Industry Leader in Equine Veterinary Products!
Reproduction Resources: Specializing in Artificial Breeding and Embryo Transfer Supplies
Specializing in Artificial Breeding and ET Supplies
BET Pharm: Your Compounding Pharmacy for Reproductive Needs!
Your Compounding Pharmacy for Reproductive Needs!
www.SemenTanks.com - Quality Tanks at Competitive Prices!
Quality Tanks at Competitive Prices!
J.L. Smith Co. - Safe, affordable breeding stocks!
Safe, affordable breeding stocks!
  International Veterinary Information Service
International Veterinary Information Service
 

MAIN PAGE | INFORMATIONAL ARTICLES | SHORTCOURSES | SERVICES
FROZEN STALLIONS | FREEZING LOCATIONS | SUPPLIES | BOOKS | LINKS
EQUINE REPRODUCTION E-MAIL LIST | SEMEN CALCULATOR | BULLETIN BOARD
SITEMAP | CONTACT US