FINALLY MY MARES IN FOAL!

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kayla221444

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In march I purchased a beautiful mare, Dyers Sugar Bush baby knowing there was a BIG possibility she would never get in foal, as previous owners have bred her and never had any luck. And the farm I purchased her from ultrasounded her and the vet had told them she was in foal, but he wasnt positive because he couldnt get in far enough. So they figured she was pregnant and she just never got any bigger ect. So they decided they would sell her so I swooped up the oppertunity to purchase such a lovely mare with great bloodlines and a show record, I figured I could at least learn how to show with her and just have fun with her but would also try for a baby, and save up money to have a reproductive examination. So Sugar came to me in March and I started breedin her to our black and white stallion Fallen Ash Farms Brave Hero, just to see if she would become pregnant, well months and months went by and Sugar was still coming into heat each month, so I would breed her with hero, and nothing
. So I took her to some shows and just had fun with her. And started training her to jump and drive. So in August I decided I would make the 3 hour trip to take Sugar to the Reproduction Specialist in North Chatham. We arrived there with a buddy for sugar for that long 3 hour ride. We unloaded them from the trailer and took them into the clinic. We got her all set up and started the ultrasound and to my suprize sugar was CARRYING A FOAL! About 4 weeks... so the vet assumed everytime Sugar was being bred she would take but isnt producing enough hormones and was dropping the foal. She she gave me some regumate to give her for abouth a month, and she was going to call me with her hormone testing results, and make an appointment for another ultrasound to make sure things are progressing and shes still carrying that foal! So needless to say my mares IN FOAL, but we arent out of the woods yet, hopefully the regumate helps her hold onto that foal! Its going to be a long road until foaling time next year, but It is going to be well worth it, although it may be her only foal if its a filly
. Will keep updates on her. And will post pictures of sugar and the stallion she was bred to later today. So all PRAY that she holds this foal until foaling time next may/june.
 

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Congratulations on getting your mare in foal! We have a mare with the same problem as yours, and she is now in foal and on Regumate. We will have her ultra-sounded again at 90 days to see if all is well. I hope you get an awsome foal next year!

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I have some regumate questions as I have never used it before, and forgot to ask the vet all sorts of questions. from that long ride!

Do they need the regumate throught the whole pregnancy everyday, or just certian times throughout her pregnancy, or does it depend on the mare?

Do they need it at the same time everyday? What if you miss a day?

Will you notice any changes in your mare?
 

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Congrats on the pregnancy confirmation! You must be so excited. You should really contact the vet that gave you the Regumate...actually I am suprised they didn't go over everything with you. But here is what I know.

Yes you have to give it to her everyday...preferably at the same time everyday...you want to keep her level up.

My vet recommends testing her progestrone levels when she is ultrasounded in foal. Then keeping her on Regumate till day 100 and retesting. Somewhere down the line later in pregnancy the fetus starts taking over and doesn't require the mare to be producing progestrone. Personally I would be worried about taking her off of it though because she got that far with help would hate to have her lose the foal now.

Also synthetic progestrone does not show so no worry about it affecting your blood test.

I am no expert so best to discuss this with your vet.

Good luck to you and your mare!
 

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Congrats! I hope it all goes well.

One major caution to you, in case you don't know: Do not get Regumate on your skin! It can really screw with a female's cycle and fertility etc. Wear thick gloves.
 
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She needs 1cc per 100 lbs of body weight - it is OK to give a little more -

I wouldn't take her off of it, leave her on until she foals, and if you need reassurance that she is still carrying the baby have her palpated a couple of times. Taking her off might just cause her to slip.

Your vet should be able to write you a prescription for the product and K-Vet has it for about $235 for 1000 cc's - pretty much should get you thru the entire pregnancy.

As others have said, try not to get it on your hands and

Yes, try to feed it pretty much the same time every day

-- I would quit showing her as well - no need to risk the pregnancy after waiting this long.

Good luck!


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Ditto Stacy!


Good luck!! I hope you get an awesome FILLY!!!!
 

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I agree with Stacy. Once you start Regumate, I would not take the mare off until she foals. We have tried that in the past only to have the mare abort a short time later. Keeping them on it will absolutely not have any affect on how she foals. It will just keep her in foal! Even if her progesterone level checks out normal, if you take her off, it could drop before she is tested again and she could lose her foal.

I have a mare that I just started on weekly progesterone injections here. Makes it a bit easier for my help to give when I am out of town at a horse show. This mare aborted in January of this year at around 90 days gestation. Just had her vet checked a few weeks ago in foal!


BTW, I know the mare you bought. She is a really cute little mare! Congratulations all the way around!
 

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