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  • Neck implant to keep a mare out of heat
  • Depo provera mares

 
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    05-06-2011, 03:46 PM
  #1
Foal
Mare is a Hussy

I started a thread about a month ago about the hussy mare that put out my Saddlebred gelding's eye. Well, the gelding's eye is pretty much healed. I do believe it is blind, but he seems to be adjusting well.

The hussy mare has now had 3 depo-provera injections and an entire bag or mare magic and she is still in heat! Just yesterday, the gelding were in their stalls and she went past them and instantly started squirting copious amounts of mare stuff. The saddlebred gets his stallion look on- ached neck, snorting. . . .The other old gelding pays her no attention.
The ASB gelding does not want to leave the barn and leave her there. He will go outside the barn and stand near the back of her stall and have bowel movements and run around and around the barn and cry like a foal that has lost his momma.

I am really getting tired of all this. She is fine to ride, but she lays her ears back quite often and wrings her tail. I want to take her on some trail rides, but often horses have to be ridden in areas where horses are turned loose on abandoned mine land and I don't want to end up with a stallion on my back.

I love my ASB gelding. I have had him for about 5 years and he was a very well behaved horse when I just had geldings. I guess I could get rid of the mare, but I would like to find some way to have them all live in harmony if I possibly could.

Has anybody got any other suggestions? I have read about marbeling, but don't know of anybody who has actually had it done.
     
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    05-06-2011, 03:54 PM
  #2
Foal
You can have a implant put in and it will stop her from going in heat just talk to your vet about it.
     
    05-06-2011, 04:10 PM
  #3
Showing
I don't know anyone who has done the marbleing either. I would agree she is a prime candidate for an implant or put on regu-mate, but that would get very expensive to keep her on it.
     
    05-06-2011, 04:13 PM
  #4
Yearling
Have you talked to your vet about it? She may have an imbalance.
     
    05-06-2011, 04:17 PM
  #5
Trained
Can you spay her? They have some relatively non-invasive surgeries now. I'm sure it's expensive...
     
    05-06-2011, 04:29 PM
  #6
Banned
I agree with the spaying idea.
     
    05-06-2011, 09:58 PM
  #7
Started
I have had all my mares spayed, the last one was done to my new mare about a year ago. As with all surgeries, there is always a chance of something going wrong, but if the vet has done it alot, then there is usually no issues.
They do it standing up, in stocks with a light sedation and an epidural block. Everything is done on the inside of the horse. Takes from start to finish less than an hour.
the vet that I work for charges about $700 to do the surgery. To me it is alot less than always keeping a horse on drugs.
I have had 5 mares spayed, and once done, they act like geldings, no squirting, no peeing, no squatting. Just a gelding. It is done in the winter when they are not cycling.
There was a lady who had us inject a cattle growth hormone in the neck and swore that it kept her mare out of heat.
     
    05-06-2011, 09:58 PM
  #8
Foal
This mare is 15 years old and her owner begged me for two years to buy her and then just gave her to me to get me to take her. I really don't want to invest alot of money in a mare this old. Regumate is too expensive. The vet said that Depo-Provera is the latest treatment over Regumate. I did not discuss the marbeling and I don't want to invest what it would cost to spay her. At this point, I'm getting very aggravated.
     
    05-06-2011, 10:43 PM
  #9
Trained
15 isn't that old.... I had a mare that lived until 30 and another gelding until 27. The gelding had COPD plus arthritis issues and he lived 15 yrs or so past that... So IMO it's not a ton of money to invest in a horse you'll probably get 12-15 yrs out of. But that's just me.

You could always sell her...
     
    05-07-2011, 12:18 AM
  #10
Yearling
I do not know if they do this with horses, but could you have her spayed? For a horse it would probably be extremely costly, but it could fix the problem. But she would not be able to ever have foals seeing as spaying is the removal of the utereus and ovaries. Removal of the ovaries is the equivalent of removing the testicles on a male horse, from what I have learned.
     

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