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  • How far can a stallion smell a mare in heat
  • Is it a mare thing to smell boop and then pee on it ?

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    10-23-2012, 02:02 PM
  #11
Weanling
All I own is mares. I have had more experiences with tart geldings than I have had with mares.

I have a horse I considered getting marbled ( I touched on this in another thread in the health section) but I solved her mare BS with a caslick and not babying her just because she was in heat. Sometimes mares do get so bad that it is better to just let em be, but other times its more that we are just letting them get away with being dingbats because they are in heat.

To me it no different than letting a stallion be a jerk just because he is near a mare in heat.. If he can learn manners, and to focus, so can she.
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    10-23-2012, 04:01 PM
  #12
Started
I don't think we would consider spaying, because that is not a typical operation in NZ as far as we know, and DJ is just a farm trek we picked up for $200. Who knows, mum may want to, but that's her option.

Saddlebag: The past 3 weeks all we have had is this type of behaviour, and its just getting worse, including the peeing.. and the smell of that is absolutely rank.

Boots: She was abandoned in a forest and beaten by the trainer/owner after her racing career at around 4, and finally taken off by the spca around 8 months ago, as well as all his other animals, most were worse than DJ. Her hooves are a pretty good sign that she never had adequate care, her heeles are completely uneven and my farrier thinks they will never come back up on two of her hooves. It doesnt cause her pain though.

I like the idea of the depo shot or mare magic though.. Will get back to you all later, need to go to the hospital then to school.. brilliant, my entire foot is swollen huge.
     
    10-23-2012, 04:06 PM
  #13
Weanling
IF its been a 3 week long thing, I'm not so sure I would be blaming heat cycles. I think I'd have her checked over by a vet just to be on the safe side. If that all checks out well, its a training/handling issue..
     
    10-23-2012, 04:22 PM
  #14
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I have 1 mare out of 5 that is a royal pain in the ass when she's in season - both for herself and driving the other mares mad. She is OK to ride and handle
You can try Mare Magic but it had no effect at all on my mare.
I have had her on regu-mate this summer and she has been a 100% different horse and it has been worth the cost.
She is no trouble in the winter so will be taken off it at the end of this month until the spring.
I wear gloves to handle it and a syringe fits securely into the device on the bottle which has never given me any spillages
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    10-23-2012, 06:04 PM
  #15
Trained
If she's been awful for 3 weeks, I'd have a vet checking her hormone levels and looking for any possible tumors. Normal heat signs shouldn't last more than about 10 days MAX and she shouldn't be raging for all 10.
     
    10-23-2012, 06:19 PM
  #16
Green Broke
The first thing I would do is horse proof the fences.
     
    10-23-2012, 09:27 PM
  #17
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Natisha, yeah I went out in the dark with a spotlight last night and horse proofed the boundary fences, but I think she is going to find herself tied solid to something if she carries this breaking off crap on.

Found out this morning my foot is broken in two places and I will be on crutches for up to 4 weeks... So I won't be dealing with the horse, I have told mum she is not to touch her, if she wants to handle her she can ask the help of our neighbour the trainer because I am not risking having my mum hurt.

I've been wondering that, because I've seen a lot of mares that are little tarts in heat, but for one thing, I have never smelt pee so strong as DJ's, or behaviour so **** dangerous. The mares here seem to be always in heat (here in general, not here as in this farm) but I will speak to mum about having her hormone levels tested.

-Spring grass I'm guessing will also be having an effect, we are on a dairy farm and toxicosis is something that horses and cows get often if they're not on mycotoxin binders for prevention... So guess who will be going on toxin binders starting today! Woo, DJ will be!

-On the up side, she is still in the paddock she is supposed to be in, this afternoon.
     
    10-23-2012, 09:55 PM
  #18
Green Broke
Urinary tract or kidney infection? That can elicit some of those extreme behaviors and would explain the odd odor.
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    10-23-2012, 09:58 PM
  #19
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Originally Posted by boots    
Urinary tract or kidney infection? That can elicit some of those extreme behaviors and would explain the odd odor.
wow really? I never even thought of that! It could be too, I'll have to get that checked
     
    10-23-2012, 09:59 PM
  #20
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I have actually seen her a few times standing in the "pee stance" but not peeing and then giving up and shifting, could that be another sign of a UTI? I know it is in humans but im not sure about horses
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