I was going to AI my new mare on her 3rd day of standing heat. I use my stallion and collect on farm. The plan is to AI every other day starting 3rd day of standing heat till she does not show or Cervix is closed. I would prefer to also use Sonogram but farm calls are very expensive here and only sonogram when absolutely necessary. I do have the vet out for preg checks or problems. She is 12 yr old and has several foals. When I felt her cervix it was down toward bottom of vaginal cavity but closed. She is a tense mare around people and was very tight vaginally for me to enter with my hand and arm (I have a small hand and arm). My question is wouldn't you expect her cervix to be opened at her third day of standing heat and can a mare close her cervix if she is very tense with the whole AI procedure? Please offer advise.
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