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  1. #1
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    Default no heat cycle? use a natural weapon!

    most amazing foto story of a magic gelding and a broodmare, who didn't want to show a heat cycle anymore:
    http://www.hippologi.com/NewsArchiveengl.htm#weapon

    enjoy!



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    Aww! Love the pics; he looks like quite the ladies' man!
    Caitlin
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    Its funny.. I mentioned something like this on this board once and was poopooed by the experts... Told that science did a better job than nature. Huh!
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    trust me:
    no science can do a better job than a magic man :-)



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    It's long been understood for every other livestock species that male presence induces healthy, predictable cycling. Is it really a surprise that the same holds true for horses?
    "Absent a correct diagnosis, medicine is poison, surgery is trauma and alternative therapy is witchcraft" A. Kent Allen
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    <smile>..I don't think that you will find anyone will pooh pooh'd nature. But, if a mare is not cycling, which will sometimes occur post foaling (lactational anestrus), there really isn't much you can do to reliably get her cycling again other than wait (there have been a couple of protocols involving the use of eFSH (or ReFSH), or Domperidon/Sulpiride that have had limited success, but it is limited, so they are not considered reliable treatments). You can have every Lothario in the neighborhood talk to her, you can bang your head against a wall, and you can stand on your head and spit nickels...all have been shown to not work . Or you can wait for Mother Nature to take her sweet time and decide when the mare will start cycling again.

    There are some mares that will require 15 to 20 minutes of continuous teasing to respond to a male presence. And the fact that the mare in question was not bred last year with a foal afoot, and brought back out this year, just shows that tincture of time is often the best method, not to mention the difference seen when there is no newborn foal at foot!
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