OK firstly we like in the North of the UK and dont have accessible access to lots of repro vet, plus coupled with the fact that our vets are not "majorly" horsey vets at the best of times and dont do scanning.
We are struggling this year to get some mares to cycle. I have read Jos's posts about looking at the management first but I know that many others in the UK are having the same problem. For instance today we woke up and it was only 6 degrees outside!!
So anyway, we have two mares who have foaled this year and neither have shown any signs of seasons with our stallion on "teasing".
Both mares are stabled at night and out during the day. They are on good pastures and are getting feed and hay when stabled. The indoor barns they are on are warm. Both have foals at foot. One of the mares we have never ever had a problem to breed with and we are now on her 5th foal and she is a 10 year old.
We did not know what part of the cycle they were on, so were given a PG injection on 11th June and a second on 18th June. Another mare without a foal came into season at the end of last week given the two same injections.
We are getting a vet out "hopefully" if he ever phones me back to scan them to see what is up. However, since we only do natural covering just now I wondered what advice anyone would give. We obviously cannot cover any mares who are not receptive to the stallion. We are not set up for AI yet (this will hopefully be next year) so dont have ready access to scanners on a daily basis.
Also we started another mare on a course of Regumate for 10 days followed by a PG injection on the 10th day (after advice from another vet in the area) and my worry now is that she wont show to the stallion either.
As I said our vets are not "up on" all the repro techniques, so any other help much appreciated.}
We are getting depressed about all this as we have had to inject about 5 of our mares this year with PG. (going on our own vets knowledge).
This is the latest we have ever been breeding our mares to the stallion, most years we are almost done by now.
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