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        08-05-2014, 11:44 AM
      #11
    Green Broke
    Honestly even if she doesn't have to go through pregnancy I wouldn't put a mare that age through the stress of simply getting an embryo out..

    Also think it's one of those things if you have the knowledge you don't have to ask.. shrug.

    Do you have pictures of the mare? Is she 30 years young or on her last legs? I would definitely pass.

    It is a stressful expensive option though.. something you do for VERY nice horses that you don't want to risk or lose pregnancy time.
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        08-05-2014, 11:59 AM
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    Trained
    If Purdue doesn't do it, contact the University of Illinois. You are only about 4 hours away from C-U.
    I just heard about this practice last year, where mare owners keep their mares showing but still "breed" them.
    Does that date me? =b
         
        08-05-2014, 12:01 PM
      #13
    Trained
    I have no idea of the viabilty of this, but it just sounds such a bad idea to me. Sorry at that mares age she deserves to be loved and cherished, not put through any kind of stress and strain because you want a foal out of her.
         
        08-05-2014, 12:26 PM
      #14
    Started
    She's definitely 31 years young, she still shows competivly, but I am fully aware that a pregnancy and or anything very invasive is a bad idea. Hence me asking about options.
    Thanks thus far for everyone's input and suggestions, I have some ideas and contacts of who, where and how. Just need to follow up on em.
         
        08-05-2014, 12:28 PM
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    Green Broke
    I was under the impression that embryo transfer was really pricy? Is your mare going to produce a baby that is worth all the expense?
         
        08-05-2014, 12:30 PM
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    Foal
    Your vet would have to do a work up on her first anyway and then decide if its a viable option so I would start there and see if she passes a vet exam before making any other plans!
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        08-05-2014, 09:55 PM
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    I was under the impression that embryo transfer was really pricy? Is your mare going to produce a baby that is worth all the expense?
    I have no problem with spending a good amount, if it's worth it and not dangerous to her. In my opinion, yes a foal out of her would be worth the expense. Which I suppose is matter of opinion, but even at her age she's rock solid sound, fast, and safe.
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        08-05-2014, 09:57 PM
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    Your vet would have to do a work up on her first anyway and then decide if its a viable option so I would start there and see if she passes a vet exam before making any other plans!
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    Our vet knows her well, and would for sure be involved start to finish.
         
        08-05-2014, 10:16 PM
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    Foal
    Under the advice of your vet there is certainly no harm in trying! I would have done it with my old mare if I would have had the chance! My current mare was an embryo transfer born from a surrogate:)
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        08-12-2014, 11:12 PM
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    Just an update, I have emails sent and have talked to our vet. Well, we'll see what I come up with.
         

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