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    09-29-2012, 12:45 AM
  #11
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I can 100% guarantee that my 27 year old girl has never stopped cycling. She, however, has never been pregnant - just been "bred" by every gelding she's ever met, the hussy!

I've heard that a mare's fertility drops significantly as she ages but she doesn't ever stop cycling.
However, what BB quoted seems likely...but at the same time, wouldn't that imply that the uterus is basically "dead" (unable to function) and wouldn't that possibly be a major source of infection...? Having a "dead" body part stuck inside a healthy one?
AT the same time, the quoted stuff never actually says a mare stops cycling, it just says that she'll generally become infertile. The plot thickens!


OP, did you ever find anything out?
     
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    09-30-2012, 01:58 AM
  #12
Yearling
Yup only a vet (and your girl) can tell for sure ....that been said, can we have a photo of her?
     
    09-30-2012, 06:46 AM
  #13
Weanling
Red face me and my mare

Here's a pic of her :)

I got a hold of the vet and everything is A-okay with her! The vet said she either went through a "menopause" or her body just got messed up(because her vet exam was when she was 1/2 way through her heat and she had a x-ray thingy shoved in her body....) if that was the case, she should start going into heat in the spring again. She's a rather picky mare, so I can see that happening :) Such a sweet girl though
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    09-30-2012, 12:11 PM
  #14
Trained
Horses don't go through "menopause" nor would scanning her cause her cycle to mess up. If it did, then no one would ever be able to scan a mare to find out her follicle size and immediately AI or breed and end up with a pregnant mare.
     
    09-30-2012, 02:41 PM
  #15
Yearling
Yeah that sounds very strange. Cute horse though, what a sweety.
     
    09-30-2012, 04:28 PM
  #16
Started
Sorry, an ultrasound will not make a mare have a heat and or stop a heat cycle or mess up a heat cycle. We do ultrasounds on mares all the time, to see how big a folicle is to do AI, to see how far into heat they are for a natural cover, etc.
Also, the ultrasound to check a mare is done through the rectum, not her vagina, the only time things are inserted into the vagina is during AI, not a preg check . Mares also do not go through menapause....
Your vet needs to do a blood test to see what is going on.
     
    09-30-2012, 05:26 PM
  #17
Yearling
I'm thinking her vet needs to do a veterinary medicine test...
     
    10-01-2012, 11:13 PM
  #18
Foal
Yeah that is definitely not right. You use the ultrasound to determine where she is in her cycle, it never messes it up. If it was recent, she could just be transitional and she will come in again in the spring. You could put her under lights in December to breed her earlier in the year if you don't want to wait.
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