As the title says, I am a paranoid horse mommy, first time breeder to boot and I need your help and advice please.
I bought my little girl years ago and I have always dreamed of breeding her to a gorgeous stallion and producing my very own little showjumping foal...
So after YEARS of searching, I finally found THE stallion for my mare. So I box my mare and off we go to the AI clinic for her first, exploratory scan. Turns out she was in FULL oestrus that very day and had a huge follicle and was about to ovulate! The stallion was brought in and collected within the hour and gave a VERY good sample (Stallion has an excellent fertility record by the way) and again, the vet was very happy.
So, two weeks of nail-biting pass by and Velvet went in for her second scan to confirm that she was in foal...but DISASTER! She WASN'T...even the vet was really surprised because she was so PRIME when she was bred.
So she was inseminated again (Little vixen was in heat AGAIN!) right there and then. The vet washed her and caslicked her (her vulva was a bit soft apparently) and she went home. Two days later she went back so that they could make sure she had responded to the injection and had ovulated. She had, which was really great news!!!
The vet said that there may be a number of reasons for her not being pregnant the first time:
1. She DID conceive but the embryo was not viable and was reabsorbed (which is just bad luck he said)
2. She got air and/or dirt in her womb due to vulva being soft (hopefully prevented by caslicking her this time...)
3. She did not respond to the injection and did not ovulated (which may have happened but she was CONFIRMED to have ovulated second time)
I guess I am just feeling paranoid and worried about my baby and her baby...Would just like your input/support please. Hehehe