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AI'ing maiden mare

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Cindy Weber
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Username: Cweber

Post Number: 4
Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Monday, April 21, 2008 - 06:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am planning to AI my first maiden this year. I have AI'd in the past just not a maiden. So my question is, should I be going in prior to breeding to break the hymen? When do you normally do it on maiden mares? How many days prior to breeding should it be done (can it be done earlier in the same heat cycle I wish to breed on?)? Thanks!
 

Jos
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Post Number: 1847
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Monday, April 21, 2008 - 09:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There is not necessarily a hymen present, but if it is present, breakage at the time of the AI is usual. The only time you may run into an issue doing this is if there is a particularly tough hymen that you are unable to break yourself and require veterinary intervention.



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