My mare is NOT silent when she comes into heat. She quite happily displays to every single gelding and mare in her vicinity, really no specific teaser necessary.
I'm breeding her AI and having to send her to the vet's to do so. I was told, send her in when she is first coming into season then they will call and let me know when to call the stallion owner.
My question is, by the time she is displaying so many outward signs (usually lasts about 3 days) is that already to late or do mares display those signs pre-ovulation? I've looked around and can't seem to find an answer or it's usually that when they are showing those signs they are ready. But ready for what? To be monitored or to be bred right then? The stallion owner wants at least 36 hours advanced notice. Will I be able to give that going by my mare's normal signs?
I have been told that a mare will continue to show heat (be receptive to a stallion) approximately 12-24 hours after ovulation. My mares tend to show heat and be receptive to the stallion for 4 to 10 days (I think 4 to 5 days is probably more normal, but I have draft mares and they do everything BIG!) As soon as you notice her showing, get her to your vet. 36 hours notice makes the tricky business of AI even more difficult so as soon as your vet can check her follicle the better. Pay careful attention and begin to log when she shows, then you can be prepared the next month to watch for early signs. Good luck!
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