I know, two tries is not much on the scale of things.
Anyways, here is the story:
Got the mare in Decemeber of last year. She had a foal in 2007, but was not rebred. She is 10 years old this year, Thoroughbred. We had her biopsied, and she had a 2+ (would that be considered a 2A???) uterus. She has a cyst about 10-15mm in diameter.
First breeding was on a 40mm follicle. She did not take, but for some reason did not come into heat again until 28 days post breeding. Vet thought she had retained a CL, so we gave her lutalyse. The follicle that day was 38mm. Was inseminated the next day on 45mm follicle. We checked 3 days later just to be sure she had ovulated, but she hadn't. The next day she had ovulated, but, because we had the semen we bred her again anyways. I suggested to the vet that oxytocin be given, but for some reason or another, it wasn't. Yesterday was her 16 day check, no pregnancy.
So, what now? I am only going to try twice more this year, if she isn't pregnant by then, I can't really afford to keep a mare that is hard to breed. I am thinking the Oxytocin Protocal this time, and maybe HCG as well. Is there anything else I can do?
Jan Owen Senior Stallion or Mare Username: 1frosty1
Post Number: 1653 Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 06:49 pm:
Samantha I really really suggest following the Oxytocin Protocol. I know for me it worked and I printed out the Protocol and aske my vet to follow it...she had no problem and had not used that exact system and it worked. I really hope that the third time is the charm. Hoping for you!
It is highly unlikely that the cyst is an issue, so don't worry too much about that at this point.
It sounds most likely that she was pregnant the first time, and underwent EED (which is why there was a delay in her returning to estrus).
You appear to have done some basic footwork with the biopsy, so hopefully you're OK on that at this point, so I too would encourage use of the full oxytocin protocol (follow that link for the protocol) - it's cheap, easy, and a really good starting point with many of these "problem mares".
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