And for the last official fun of the breeding season... Trying to get the last mare of the season bred, but she's playing games. She had her first foal on 6/13. Had a small vaginal tear as a result of the birth. That is now healed and her culture and cytology are clean.
Checked her today as she started showing signs of heat... she had a 30x44 follicle on the right ovary and a 60+ hemorraghic on the left. Uterus is slightly edemetous and cervix is moistening. Vet is a bit perplexed as he has not seen a case like this before. I know hemorraghic's can be extremely frustrating and this late in the season, the mare would be a write-off, BUT has anybody had what appears to be a breedable follicle and a hemorraghic follicle? If so, what was the result?
We're going to proceed as if the hemorraghic and hope that she can hold on 'til we can get semen sometime Monday.
Any insight or thoughts would be greatly appreciated
Hi Donna , We had this 3-4 times in our breeding facillity over the years. Just go ahead and breed her-for some reasons these mares seem to like to take( I know it sounds funny) . We hcg´d them to make sure they ovulate with semen still alive - and guess what, all took on that try! I remember one, !!!that the persisting Foll. was gone too.when U/S 48hours afterHCG! I wouldnt credit the hCG neccessarily to dissolve the persisting foll.- but still it was gone!! She is showing all the signs of a clean heat so you should be confident! Remember ! If you cant use hcg anymore take Deslorelin, just make sure shes got alive semen in her when she ovulates!!!!!
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