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    Default Knocked up, now what?

    Just bred my very first mare via AI. We go through two more rounds of teasing to make sure she's official (jingles would definitely be appreciated!).

    So what happens after this?
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    I have no idea, I have never bred a horse. I am just jingling for your mare and a beautiful healthy foal!



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    Quote Originally Posted by tempichange View Post
    Just bred my very first mare via AI. We go through two more rounds of teasing to make sure she's official (jingles would definitely be appreciated!).

    So what happens after this?
    Ahem, well, it doesn't sound as though she is knocked up yet, just hopeful. What I do is count 15 days from the last day of insemination and then I have my mare ultrasounded. That is when you get the first really good idea of whether she is knocked up. (I don't know why, but I just hate that phrase.) If she is pregnant, you do it again at about 30 days, see the heartbeat, and have a glass of wine. If she isn't pregnant, you do round two, investigating possible reasons why she isn't pregnant, such as culture/cytology, etc., and begin checking your bank balance.
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    Yes, some mares will tease while preggo - not to mention you must check for twins Good luck!
    Working with an experienced repro vet will increase your odds of a safe pregnancy

    Good luck, I can't wait until my girls date Soo excited to have one of my own for 2009!



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    Quote Originally Posted by goodmorning View Post
    Yes, some mares will tease while preggo - not to mention you must check for twins Good luck!
    Working with an experienced repro vet will increase your odds of a safe pregnancy

    Good luck, I can't wait until my girls date Soo excited to have one of my own for 2009!
    I have a very patient, very lovely repro vet who is taking me (and my million questions) in stride. He said to tease tomorrow and Saturday. We'll rinse, wash, repeat if she's not taken.
    Kelly
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    Ok- Just wanted to be sure you were doing the ultrasounds

    Who did you breed to and tell us a little more about your mare I am getting more excited as my mare's date with her 'husband-in-a-box' draws closer



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    May is an arabian mare (and no stranger to the breeding end, this will be her third/fourth foal?). Super sweet, very willing, loves to try. She's been a career mamma.

    This will be her first half arabian foal, breeding to Savant, a dutch harness/dutch (KWPN) cross. I saw him go at the YHC last year, thought he was a gelding, was lucky to find out otherwise. Won the breeding in the Holly Bergay charity auction.

    I'm excited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodmorning View Post
    Ok- Just wanted to be sure you were doing the ultrasounds

    Who did you breed to and tell us a little more about your mare I am getting more excited as my mare's date with her 'husband-in-a-box' draws closer
    That's a great saying! Hope it's not a inflatable stallion. I call them test tube babies.
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    I don't really get the teasing post-AI part. It is not uncommon for mares to tease for a few days following insemination -- even if they are already pregnant. You are at least planning on doing an ultrasound in a couple of weeks, no?



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    Quote Originally Posted by amdfarm View Post
    I call them test tube babies.
    Frozen = foalsicle
    Fresh = baby-in-a-bucket



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    never liked that term for people or horses.I hope you do the ultrasound in a few weeks instead of teasing,much better way of determining if your mare is in foal.
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    I also found the title of this thread to be distasteful. I've been breeding for over 20 years and feel Breeders take their work seriously - this sounds absolutely TRASHY.

    And it's a fact that mares continue to produce follicles even when they are in foal - many mares tease when they are pregnant - spending the money on an ultrasound is what serious breeders do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myrna
    never liked that term for people or horses.I hope you do the ultrasound in a few weeks instead of teasing,much better way of determining if your mare is in foal.
    I agree. I saw that and thought........... Get serious. This isn't a business to be taken lightly.

    Get an ultrasound and be certain, and safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeLawyer View Post
    Frozen = foalsicle
    Fresh = baby-in-a-bucket
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    Sorry, I found the title of your post absolutely and completely insulting! And if your repro vet is so good, why on earth is he/she recommending teasing? Get an ultrasound. I would suggest at 14 days, but if this vet goes by teasing, you should probably have it done at 16-18 days - or get another vet.



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    Teasing after breeding/ovulation is actually a good thing as it releases oxytocin which helps expel fluids from the uterus! It's just something that isn't done very much anymore in the days of AI and usually no stallions around the mare being bred. Usually that is not a problem, but if the mare has known clearance issues than teasing (or giving oxytocin shots) can really help with achieving a healthy pregnancy!
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    Get over the title. It's there. I take the act of repro seriously just as anyone else around here, however, if you can't have a little fun for once (especially in a state like Kentucky, where barefoot and pregnant can be the norm in some areas) then why bother?

    We are ultra sounding in 14 days (as previously said), he wanted to tease to make sure she went out of heat, it's common practise out here and I'm just following the orders laid out to me. We teased, she's not interested, so fingers crossed and knock on wood for something cooking.
    Kelly
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    Good luck Kelly. I've seen the stallion a few times. Sounds like it should be a nice baby. I would be particularly interested in pictures of the outcome next year since I have a little Arab here that eventually will be bred (most likely to welsh but you never know).

    PS. Use to work in KY at one of the "big" farms and that's what we use to do too (both)



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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeLawyer View Post
    Frozen = foalsicle
    Fresh = baby-in-a-bucket
    Hmmm what do you call the live bred ones ?



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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Freedom~ View Post
    Hmmm what do you call the live bred ones ?
    Those are not terms I use, just terms I have heard. We don't do LC, or I probably would have had some name to offer for that as well ; ).



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