Today Delicia was scanned ot have a 16 day pregnancy after been inseminated earlier in the month. A quick run down...
A routine scan showed dee presenting a 43mm egg! So quick call to stallion owner she was inseminated the next day. Somewhere between the 13 hours between scans dee ovulated! Sneaky mare! However, the semen quality was good so the vet inseminated.
She had to have a few oxytocin injections as she had a bit of fluid build up and some antibiotics into the uterus so we were not really hopeful of this pregnancy. Having researched the internet it is well documents that frozen semen is inseminated post ovulation, however with chilled on a maiden then we have no real background to work with.
I am thrilled that she is in foal, it is the culmulation of a lot of late nights injecting dee with both hormones and oxytocin injections.
So maybe this is a good story, there is a chance of pregnancy after ovulation, but really 12 hours is the window with the best hope!