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Leased mares now in Michigan

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Marilyn Lemke
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 2685
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Monday, April 26, 2010 - 08:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have 3 mares my husband and I leased and they are now in Michigan at the equine reproduction specialist to get bred.

When we got the mares back in January, two of them where pretty thin, the other one was in good condition. They are now in good flesh and are ready to be bred. One of the mares had bad confirmation in the vulva area and I'm concerned this may have caused her to get an infection, by sucking wind. Since gaining weight, her back end condition has improved dramatically and no longer and issue.

Here's a short video of the three mares. I'll let you know what the vet finds today after she ultrasounds the three mares. I'm hoping they are in good condition on the inside.

http://s289.photobucket.com/albums/ll240/Marq1horse/Leased%20German%20bred%20mar es/?action=view&current=Uh-O4-24-10011.flv&newest=1
 

Mary Ayala
Weanling
Username: Marya

Post Number: 23
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Monday, April 26, 2010 - 10:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Your mares are very nice, good luck with the U/S's!
 

Marilyn Lemke
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 2688
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Monday, April 26, 2010 - 04:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you Mary. Just got a call from the vet. Two of the mares are just about to ovulate the third one just ovulated. So all three are cycling. She has all the cultures and biopsys done, so now the waiting game. If all the tests come back alright, we will prostin the mares and start the breeding process.
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Watchman

Post Number: 1082
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Monday, April 26, 2010 - 11:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

they are beautiful...good luck .... who is the lucky stallion
 

Marilyn Lemke
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 2690
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 09:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Terry. I don't think the mares are as pretty as yours, but I love their super nice movement. In fact, the vet in Michigan said "I can see why you are excited to have babies from these mares, these mares have wonderful movement"!

I am using a stallion, Lemoncello ll, that should modernize the rather "old fashioned" look to the mares. The back pedigree is full of superstars- very lovely. We'll be doubling up on Capitano and Lord- the mares are Lord granddaughter and great granddaughter---and the cottage son nick that goes with--we would have babies with plenty of cottage son in that back pedigree--something that I really love.

Not to mention these mares go way back in Stamm in Germany, close to the original Holsteiner, so we're way excited about these mares!

Here's a link to the stallion
http://www.foxfirefarm.us/pages/foxfire_stallions/limoncelloII.html

Lemoncello was a wonderful jumper in Germany, that showed wonderful scope and strength.
Lemoncello's sire was an extremely talented dressage stallion, so he has those traits as well. He's an awesome stallion, and he already has an approved son!

This is an opportunity that we couldn't pass up! I just hope they don't break the bank. lol
 

Jan Owen
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2700
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 10:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Beautiful Mares! and what a handome stallion! Fingers and toes crossed that everybody is doing what they should be doing! :-)
 

Marilyn Lemke
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 2694
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 12:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you Jan! I'm so excited!!!!!!
 

Paige D
Weanling
Username: Realrush89

Post Number: 43
Registered: 12-2009
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 12:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good luck, Marilyn! Of all the European warmbloods, the Holsteiners are my favorite (aside from Friesians, of course-- can't knock my baby's daddy!). Sadly, I don't know if my pocket book will ever allow me to own one of those guys, unless I got a lucky break like you did. Hope everything works out well with them and I bet they'll have some really nice babies.
 

sally
Breeding Stock
Username: Sally_c

Post Number: 128
Registered: 08-2009
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 04:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Marilyn, they are 3 beautiful mares and that stallion is a beauty. Wish you all the best for this breeding year and can't wait to see these foals next year.
 

Marilyn Lemke
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 2701
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 04:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you all, for your lovely comments. I'm really nervous about all of this, but heck, I'm not going to look back someday and regret not trying. Who cares if I end up living in a trailer by the river... lol!!! (any of you out there who watch Saturday Night Live?) ha ha ha ha ha
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Watchman

Post Number: 1085
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 02:26 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

you will have lots of company at that trailer park!!!!

I like your plan...I bred twice to Riverman and got two wonderful babies from my warmblood mare before I discovered the PRE.

I think you will do very well....
 

Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 3284
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 08:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Long live Matt Foley!! Just because I don't wash the area b/w my leg and crotch, doesn't mean i will end up in a van down by the river......oops, just smashed a coffee table...sorry, i'll be on my way now ...
 

Marilyn Lemke
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 2708
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 09:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Exactly Diana! ha ha ha ha Now that's funny!!! LOL

Oh man, I messed it up Diana, but you got it exactly word for word!
 

Marilyn Lemke
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 2718
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 11:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I got some very good news pertaining to the mares lab work. This is the email from the vet.

Hi Marilyn,

Here's what I have so far....

Youngest Grey mare--cytology normal, culture had no bacterial growth

Older gray mare--cytology normal, culture no growth; biopsy not back yet

Bay mare- cytology normal; culture had rare strept (meaning very few numbers of bacteria, not that they were unusual bacteria); biopsy came back with a score of IIA, but no inflammation or fibrosis...cannot determine from report why she didn't get a category I, but I will call the lab. With the negative cytology and no inflammation on biopsy, I don't think a full 3 days of antibiotics is appropriate for the bay prior to breeding; I'm more inclined to either pre- or post-treat her 1 or 2 times....

I'll let you know when I get the older gray mare's biopsy back...
Amanda

So it looks like they're going to get Prostined and that will bring them into season again and we're set to start breeding. Man o Man, this is going so fast! I'm glad they didn't have any infections, that will save me big bucks!

Here we gooooo.... lol
 

Terry Waechter P.R.E. foals
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Watchman

Post Number: 1089
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 02:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

what a great outlook...good luck with the breeding...it looks like it is your year...
 

Jan Owen
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2706
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 05:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Come on Girls lets catch on the first try! Fingers and Toes crossed!
 

Samantha
Breeding Stock
Username: Dressage_diva333

Post Number: 986
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 - 12:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Congrats Marilyn, here's hoping that everything you went through with Uh-O, will make these three seem like a cakewalk! Good luck :-)
 

Marilyn Lemke
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 2732
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 - 11:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So far so good! Thank you girls! The vet feels very good about all 3 mares. Yippee!!!!
 

Marilyn Lemke
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 2751
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 - 02:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

New news. The bay mare was prostined on Friday, she's at a 37 follicle today. She will be bred on Wednesday. This is the mare I want to be pregnant more than anything in the world! It's supposed to be stormy and raining from Wednesday until Saturday, is that good or bad for breeding? lol
 

Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 3334
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 - 03:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

yay!!!! hope she gets bred for you...don't think rain has any effect on it at all...how many of us conceived kids on a rainy day with nothing better to do ????? ROFL
 

Jan Owen
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 2708
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 - 05:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

okay finger, toe and everything else crossed...check
 

Samantha
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Dressage_diva333

Post Number: 1003
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 01:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Any news Marilyn? :-)
 

Marilyn Lemke
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 2774
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 11:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You wouldn't believe it if I told you, so I'll let you read the email from the vet yesterday. lol Vet's email below:

1) Bay mare bred, had just a small amount of fluid which resolved with oxytocin...I didn't have to lavage her. Her ultrasound date is 5/21.

2) Older gray mare is in heat & has a 40 mm follicle today...we actually bred her because we had semen leftover from the other mare, aka THE PROBLEM CHILD!!

3) Younger gray mare(Problem child)...last Friday, She had a 55 mm follicle...I ordered semen & bred her Sat--was worried she would ovulate before it arrived, but she still had the follicle & everything was good. Checked her Monday, follicle was 70mm! Inseminated the 2nd dose that Karen sent because it still looked good & thought she would ovulate at any second. Also gave a dose of deslorelin in addition to hCG she had Sat. Tues am--still had giant follicle, ordered semen again. Today-bred her & other gray mare. The follicle is now at 75 mm. Have had some mares do this, but not common. We'll see what's going on Friday am.

Wish I could see your reaction when reading this email! :D
Amanda

I took the names off the mares and substituded descriptions of the mares. I know it gets confusing, but I have to do this. The owner of the mares doesn't want this information going out to the public. I don't know why, but I'm respecting her wishes.

Well, what do you think? Crazy hey! Have you ever heard of a follicle getting that big??? She is a big girl, 17.1 hands tall, but seriously, 75 mm follicle. That is humongous!!!



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