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post #1 of 14 Old 07-19-2012, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Mare magic?

Tell me all about it. How did it work or not work? I'm looking for a cheaper alternative to regumate.

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post #2 of 14 Old 07-19-2012, 08:51 PM
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Didn't do a thing for me. BUT smells VERY nice - horses loved it!

Why do you need regumate? I always considered it as a last resort approved by the vet (and actually my vet is against it unless it's indeed a medical need).

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post #3 of 14 Old 07-19-2012, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Vet suggested it :( she's been in her cycle since June 15 ( I have a thread on that in breeding section).

Since there's no sign of infection he suggested regumate. I told him its a bit steep in price to just see if it works. He told me I can try any mare supplement. And mare magic is cheap as cheap is so I figured it might be worth a try.
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Like a lot of things in the horse world, it works well for some, not so well for others. What is it the infomercials say? Individual results may vary.
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I agree, doesn't work for everyone. How about spaying??
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post #6 of 14 Old 07-19-2012, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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She's 19 and vet does not reccomend spaying a horse, too much risk. Plus I'm not about to fork over the cash for something so drastic that is most likely not needed.

I'm just looking for what people think of it and how your individual results were. I know each horse is different, pretty much the same with all mammals.

I've gone over my options with my vet and I'm starting with the cheapest first. No need to escalate the bill if it's a simple solution.
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Agreed, Poppy. I've used it on a couple mares. One did very well, the other, there was absolutely no difference. Sorry I can't be more help.
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ETA Couldn't hurt to try it.
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post #8 of 14 Old 07-19-2012, 09:47 PM
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Spaying endoscopically can usually be done for 4-500$ which buys a fair amount of regumate so that is a sort of break-even. It is also a standing procedure which does not require general anesthesia so it really isn't that risky if the vet is experienced with the surgery. I will point out that hormonal therapy is not without risk and also most likely not "needed". Some people I know have had luck with magnesium supplementation. I think given how cheap mare magic is and that it has a very low risk of side effects, it is probably very well worth trying in your mare. The horses I have seen respond best to it are ones who are a bit spooky or high. Not ones with behavioral problems that are severe enough to warrant keeping them on Regumate or other hormonal therapy. BUT it is all about individual variation so you might get lucky! Best wishes!
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post #9 of 14 Old 07-19-2012, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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I don't think my vet would do the spaying. Most likely the equine hospital but he said he has seen some mares die from complications. I agree hormonal therapy isn't always without risk that's why I would like to try something else first as well. If it was guaranteed regumate is all that would work, I'd buy it, but there's a chance something else might.

She is not aggressive or mean by any means. She is very hot but she was very emaciated so feeling better could play a role in that. Her cycle is really just annoying, not dangerous. But since a constant heat isn't normal I feel I should do something.

Thank you all for the help. If anyone else has used it please let me know how it worked for you.
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