One of the commonest, and easiest issues to have a good chance at fixing in older mares is delayed uterine clearance. Often simply following an oxytocin protocol such as the one laid out in the link solves the problem. It's cheap and it's easy - you might want to talk to your vet about giving it a go!
Interesting, thanks Jos, I had a feeling that she probably has a little something going on inside there, the vet said she had no fluid in her uterus before he bred her, and her vulva conf. is good, I suppose just the fact that she is a windsucker is enough to contaminate???? I will print out the protocol and pass it along next week. Thanks!!!!!
FWIW - we've had good success getting "difficult" mares pregnant using the protocol that did not have apparent uterine fluid. Note too that lack of fluid pre-breeding does not necessarily equate to lack of fluid or prolonged inflammatory response post-breeding.
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