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post #1 of 9 Old 08-17-2009, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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spayed mare

Does anyone own a spayed mare? I was told by some people, vets included, that it might be a good thing for my mare, who has a great big attitude, is extra sensitive and overreactive, and seems to be in heat all the time. Does anyone have experience with this?
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-17-2009, 07:45 PM
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I've heard it's a very intrusive, very risky surgery.

I have also heard that Mare Magic works wonders for things like that.

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i knew a mare that had to be spayed due to health issues. later she developed tumors and had to have all of her plumbing removed although that had nothing do with the first surgery. the first surgery was supposed to help with her moodyness and the fact that her heat cycles put her in physical pain and they had tried everything else. after the first surgery she was totally different agressive and distrusting and even harder to deal with. nobody could get within feet of her without getting bit at for a long time eventually she calmed down and was a viable riding horse again but it took over two years. then she popped up with cancer and they lost her a year later. it was really sad. she was a beautiful mare and once they got things worked out for her she was quite sweet. i have no idea if her experience with the orignal surgery was typical or unique but it was really hard on her. i would say that if you haven't tried other avenues to calm her hormones i would explore them first. just a thought.
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post #4 of 9 Old 08-17-2009, 08:06 PM
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my vet mentioned spaying my mare because she can be really witchy but then I just put her on Mare Magic and have been happy with the results. Another thing he mentioned (I'm not sure what it's called) but to put a stainless steel marble in her uterus. I actually talked to a couple vets about it. You might bring that up to him?

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Thanks for the replies...sounds like I should explore other avenues She's actually my mom's horse so I'll have to show her this thread.
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Some herbal remedies work wonders for cranky mares.
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"Moody M" by Wendel's Herbs

"Feisty Mare" by Herbs for Horses
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-17-2009, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! She likes to use herbal supplements so I'm sure she'll be willing to try some. The only suggestion we ever got was to use Regumate which she didn't want to do, and I don't blame her.
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my cranky mare belongs to my mom too... she's my geldings mother. Some people will to breed her one time and that will change her attitude but my mare has had 5 babies (4 before we got her). She is super sweet WHILE she is pregnant and back to witchy when her cycle returns so I don't really recommend that avenue. There is a thing called Regimen I think that is supposed to be really good but it's expensive and dangerous for a women to handle becuase it causes birth defects. Try the mare magic, it's like $18 a month, might be all you need....

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teee hee we all posted at once!

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