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Alicia Kost (Aannk)
Posted on Friday, Mar 29, 2002 - 3:36 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Dr. O,
Is there anything other than Regumate, which my trainer doesn't like to handle, that I can give my mare, or inject into her, or implant in her, to stop her cycling? I just want to stop for this season, as I may want to breed her eventually. I have heard of the marble, but they say that's only about 40% effective, and I can't see how getting it out wouldn't be a big production.
Thanks in advance,
Alicia
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM (Dro)
Posted on Sunday, Mar 31, 2002 - 10:09 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

While there are injectable forms of progesterone that will keep mares out of heat they need to be repeated often and tend to cause soreness. Regumate is the best choice but if you can find an appropriate size marble you might get lucky.

Perhaps you could premeasure out the progesterone in little bottles or syringes for your trainer making it as easy as possible and so there is very little chance of contact?
DrO
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Alicia Kost (Aannk)
Posted on Tuesday, Apr 2, 2002 - 11:11 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Dr O,
I have been convinced by my bet, and you, to use Regumate. I am going to try to only put my mare on it exactly when she needs it. In other words, I'll let her cycle normally unless we are away from home, when the excitement of shows might cause her to be more suseptable to problems. I understand you only have to start it 3 days before you want it to go into effect. So, my plan is to use it a week before each show, and stop when we get back.
Thanks,
Oh, by the way, I am not getting e mails anymore. Is there something wrong, or do I need to renew or something?
Thanks,
Alicia
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM (Dro)
Posted on Wednesday, Apr 3, 2002 - 6:09 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

That will work. You may even find you do not need to use it every show. By understanding the timing of the cycle and how the Regumate works you may be able to guess when the next "heat" will be. Reading the aricle on Regumate and how it works and the sections in reporduction on breeding patterns in mares should give you enough information.
DrO
PS you should have received an email concerning the email problem, let me know if not.
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