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post #71 of 86 Old 10-25-2012, 10:42 PM
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I am having my mare bred this spring. The stallion is in Texas and we are in Minnesota. The stud fee itself isn't bad but, with the collection, shipping and vet bills it will total out around $1500.00 and this is if everything goes as planned. I did take care of paying up everything except the vet bill ahead of time to space the cost out some, so now it will just be a fingers crossed once May/June comes. She is a maiden mare so there is a sense of uncertainty even though her vet checks have been stellar.

Despite the cost it will be worth it and I am very excited for her first foal. It's going to be a long wait!!! :)
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post #72 of 86 Old 10-12-2013, 01:18 PM
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And people complain about the price of good foals already on the ground....
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post #73 of 86 Old 10-12-2014, 04:05 PM
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Let's see 1250 stud fee plus 2 collections at 500.00 a pop . Mare was at veterinary facility for 75 days this year at 25 dollars a day plus plus 1200 in overall vet fee's... yeah I'm 5000.00 plus into a baby. All is well 72 days in foal....

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post #74 of 86 Old 10-23-2014, 09:08 AM
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You're all scary me. But my question to all of you... Would you do it again?
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post #75 of 86 Old 11-11-2014, 10:23 PM
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1250 stud fee, 500 collection, 500 various vet costs. 250 board (10) days = follicle never dropped..... 2500 round one!!

$100 ultrasound to check on follicle 60 days later. Now we re-breed. 500 collection and 30 days at the Vet hospital $300.00 vet costs $1650.00. She didn't take. Round 2

Round 3, 500 collection plus various vet fees 300 vet bills and she takes and looses it before 14 day check. Mind you board at clinic is still going at 25 a day. Immediate rebreed 500 collection. She takes and is on regumate. 900.00 board bill. Plus 250 for regumate. $2450.00

20 year old Obvious Conclusion,Two Eyed Jack, and Skipper W mare is safely in foal to Elvis White Diamond. She was a transitional until July. All is well and I couldn't be happier.
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post #76 of 86 Old 11-11-2014, 10:30 PM
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If your having that much difficulty getting a mare to take I would suggest a bet that specializes in reproduction. With the technology now used it is pretty reliable to get a mare to take with 1collection
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post #77 of 86 Old 11-11-2014, 10:32 PM
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I spent $350 on my stud... I think my vet was $100....

Breeding was cheap for me but... My sweet sweet baby was diagnosed with navicular at age 7....

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post #78 of 86 Old 11-12-2014, 11:31 AM
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If your having that much difficulty getting a mare to take I would suggest a bet that specializes in reproduction. With the technology now used it is pretty reliable to get a mare to take with 1collection
It had less to do with technology and the vet than it did with the mare and her system. If the mare is 20 years old and hasn't had a foal in awhile, she will be harder to keep in foal to start with and the fact that she was in a transitional heat until July means that she wasn't hormonally in balance to start with because mares cannot conceive in a transitional heat.
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post #79 of 86 Old 11-12-2014, 01:46 PM
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She was at Copper Crown Equestrian, a world class TB and QH Breeding and Training Facility, she was definitely in great hands. Breeding Specialist Dr. Sonny Corley did a great job. I have no complaints... now the bank on the other hand may LOL
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post #80 of 86 Old 11-12-2014, 03:13 PM
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It had less to do with technology and the vet than it did with the mare and her system. If the mare is 20 years old and hasn't had a foal in awhile, she will be harder to keep in foal to start with and the fact that she was in a transitional heat until July means that she wasn't hormonally in balance to start with because mares cannot conceive in a transitional heat.
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There were several people posting about taking several times not just the 20 year old mare.
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