Alternatives to Regu-Mate? And marbles
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Alternatives to Regu-Mate? And marbles

This is a discussion on Alternatives to Regu-Mate? And marbles within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Cost of regi mate
  • Alternatives to regumate for stallions

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-19-2010, 02:37 PM
  #1
Foal
Alternatives to Regu-Mate? And marbles

(I don't know where this goes, so feel free to move it)

When we bought Coco she had been on Regu-Mate for most of her life, but after a few months of us having her it became a huge pain and expense to administer everyday and since I wasn't showing her it wasn't that worth it.
Any way when the Regu-Mate wore off she started her heat cycle and it was awful. She was horrible to handle, biting, slow etc. and my mom was hoping it would get better when her hormones came back into balance. Well 2 years later it's better, but not fun at all. Yesterday when the farrier came (she is in season now) she was kicking out and wouldn't move and stuff so I talked to my mom about putting her back on it, especially since I'm taking her with me to school. My mom said she would talk to the barn manager at school, but she wasn't sure if it was going to end up being to much of a hassle for them to give it to her everyday (they feed for us in the morning and at night cause we have curfew and class). So I was wondering if there were any alternatives to Regu-Mate that didn't have to be administered every day and weren't so expensive...

A friend told me about having a marble put in her cause it makes them think they are pregnant, but I really don't know any thing about it. Does the vet come and do it? Can any vet do it or just a specialist? How much does it usually cost? Does it affect future breeding? How is it removed?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    08-19-2010, 02:40 PM
  #2
Banned
Dont quote me on this but I think that chaste tree berry is supposed to help with moody mares. You could try MareMagic with her. It works pretty well.
     
    08-19-2010, 02:44 PM
  #3
Showing
Mare Magic, Moody Mare, Quietex. I prefer all of that over the hormones (although there are situations when hormones are needed I'm very positive about it). My vet also didn't recommend to use hormones on my mares.
     
    08-19-2010, 02:46 PM
  #4
mls
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by goodcallsenator    

A friend told me about having a marble put in her cause it makes them think they are pregnant, but I really don't know any thing about it. Does the vet come and do it? Can any vet do it or just a specialist? How much does it usually cost? Does it affect future breeding? How is it removed?
The marble is inserted at the end of a heat cycle. It is intended to trick the body into thinking it is pregnant. You are supposed to have it removed at the end of the season. Charge would be vet call, marble and palpation.

I had a marble in my endurance horse. For her it worked wonderfully. It does not work for all horses but I wanted a non-drug alternative.
     
    08-19-2010, 05:01 PM
  #5
Super Moderator
I have considered trying the marble several times. I did not realize you remove it at the end of the season, so I'm assuming you would put it in every spring and remove it for the winter?

I had talked to my vet and If I remember right it was a farm call/exam and then about a $75 fee I think? So about $150? I am still considering it....

I have used Maremagic and felt like I got a decent result. I've also used another that I can not think of off the top of my head, I felt like it did not work at all... it was a calming supplement but can't remember....
     
    08-19-2010, 05:36 PM
  #6
mls
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by farmpony84    
I have considered trying the marble several times. I did not realize you remove it at the end of the season, so I'm assuming you would put it in every spring and remove it for the winter?
It is suggested it is removed. I did not remove my mare's. I has never intended to breed her and was not concerned about her heat cycles. I did end up selling her and the new owner did have it removed. I understand it wasn't 'easy' as it had been in for a few years but there were no complications.
     
    08-22-2010, 01:54 PM
  #7
Foal
The people I board with put a small copper pipe or something like that in their water. I guess it's an old wise tale, but their mares seem to do pretty well cause they said one is horrible when she comes into heat and since the copper they said she is much better.
     
    08-22-2010, 03:35 PM
  #8
Foal
One of our mares is absolutely awful with her heats. So we put her on Regu-Mate (literally at our wits end, we'd tried everything and it was getting costly for a the YO) she's still moody but that's just how she is, but she's a lot better to handle and doesn't spaz out at every little thing, all in all she's a lot happier and calmer.

If it's not broken don't fix it, I wouldn't have taken her off it really :/
     
    08-22-2010, 05:02 PM
  #9
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by AngelEquestrian    
One of our mares is absolutely awful with her heats. So we put her on Regu-Mate (literally at our wits end, we'd tried everything and it was getting costly for a the YO) she's still moody but that's just how she is, but she's a lot better to handle and doesn't spaz out at every little thing, all in all she's a lot happier and calmer.

If it's not broken don't fix it, I wouldn't have taken her off it really :/
It was seriously pointless for us to have her on it and it was expensive and when I wasn't going to the barn every day it was hard for the grooms to give it to her.





Thanks for all the suggestions everyone :) I talked to the barn manager at my school yesterday and she said to wait and see when Coco and I get there on what to do. She said we might be able to just leave it for the winter if its not too horrible since we aren't going to be showing a lot till Spring.
     
    08-22-2010, 05:45 PM
  #10
Weanling
You can talk w your vet in regards to progesterone shots (generally administered every 5-7 days) depending on the mare.

Also herbal options are Chastletree berries as someone mentioned, and Chamomile can help keep them quiet...wont take away the moodiness, but helps just keep them a wee bit more relaxed. Lavender is another herbal option

I have also heard of giving the Depo shot to mares as well in lue of the regumate, but Im not sure if that is any cheaper.

We do a combination of herbal supplements, and progesterone for our one moody mare....it doesn't get rid of the symptoms completely but is sure does tone them down
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Pasture mate ?? Jan Arbo Horse Talk 6 07-17-2010 09:36 AM
Anyone use URAD/Leather-mate on their equipment? RoyalsRebel Horse Tack and Equipment 0 05-17-2010 05:40 PM
alternatives to BAK gypsygirl Horse Health 0 02-02-2010 09:20 AM
My horse and his paddock mate are fighting! Emma7442 Horse Health 3 02-05-2008 08:00 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0