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First time AI questions

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Heather
Yearling
Username: Lilredbuck

Post Number: 97
Registered: 05-2009
Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 08:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have never had any mare's AI'd. Always used live cover and usually owned the stallion, so never sent them any where to be bred. However, there are a few stallions that I'm looking into for my mare for next year, none in the state.
What are somethings that I need to look for or do prior to taking my mare? Do I need to just take her to the vet? should I take her to a repro specialist? any comments or help would be great!
 

tara
Weanling
Username: Tarafawn

Post Number: 33
Registered: 04-2009
Posted on Tuesday, June 02, 2009 - 11:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would suggest taking her to the best repro vet you can find. Even if they are more expensive it will be worth it in the long run.. I have ran into a problem with vets thinking that mares are textbook mares and will ovulate in the 36 hours after the HCG shot is given.. Not the case some mares are different. Make sure the vet checks to see if they have ovulated after insemination (some vets just assume is they are at a 4 plus they will go off they can sit on it for a while we experienced that this yr ) because if they haven't ovulated sometimes you can catch them on the same cycle with a second round of semen. Hope this helps ..
 

Heather
Breeding Stock
Username: Lilredbuck

Post Number: 101
Registered: 05-2009
Posted on Wednesday, June 03, 2009 - 01:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think this is something she & I both are going to be new at. Don't think she has ever been AI'd either. So, any info is going to be good info.
Thanks!
 

Jan Owen
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2485
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 03, 2009 - 04:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would check out any stallion station or breeding facility...and see how much the whole AI process would cost...Because it isn't live there is constant monitoring the follicle with U/S, receiving the sperm, insemination, more U/S to see ovulation, ect. I live in SO. CA, I worked with a repo specialist but opted to keep my mare at home, so they was a call charge for each monitoring and U/S charge and it ended up taking three AI's, so everything times 3, shipping costs ect., I think the next time I do AI I will take her to a breeding station for a flat AI fee for the month and just get the job done with perfect timing...at home you run into the constant setting up appointments etc., your schedule too ....Good luck! It does open options for stallions that you may not have with live cover....
 

Heather
Breeding Stock
Username: Lilredbuck

Post Number: 107
Registered: 05-2009
Posted on Wednesday, June 03, 2009 - 05:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

THANKS JAN! THAT WAS ONE OF MY FIRST THOUGHTS TO TAKE HER SOMEWHERE FOR THE WHOLE PROCESS. I WORK OVER 40HRS PER WEEK AND CAN'T RUN HOME OR TAKE OFF EVERY TIME THE VET COMES OUT. I JUST HAVE TO FIND A BREEDING STATION HERE IN AZ THAT DOES EVERYTHING.
 

Jan Owen
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2486
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Wednesday, June 03, 2009 - 07:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am sure that there must be places in AZ...where abouts are you?
 

Heather
Breeding Stock
Username: Lilredbuck

Post Number: 110
Registered: 05-2009
Posted on Thursday, June 04, 2009 - 01:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

mesa which is by pheonix and scottsdale. I think there may be some in Scottsdale.
 

Jamie Mix
Neonate
Username: Jmstar74

Post Number: 4
Registered: 04-2009
Posted on Thursday, June 04, 2009 - 02:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Try calling Out West and see they do outside mares. http://www.outweststallionstation.com/
 

Heather
Breeding Stock
Username: Lilredbuck

Post Number: 114
Registered: 05-2009
Posted on Thursday, June 04, 2009 - 03:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Jamie! I wil look into them.



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