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  1. #21
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    Mine have been cycling for a few weeks now - and I am in Manitoba. The first was the last week of january in -35c weather but hey it's sunny so it's got to be spring. sigh



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    Quote Originally Posted by Discobold View Post
    It's February! That's when mares would start cycling, at least in my area. I'm lucky I have a vet that turned me on to Depo at correct dosages that work Breeding a mare to make her manageable seems a little extreme
    Just curious - what dose does your vet thinks work?



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    Quote Originally Posted by rockfordbuckeye View Post
    Just curious - what dose does your vet thinks work?
    My vet started my mare on 6 cc's in the 100 mg/ml strength every 10 days. We dropped to 5 cc's with the same results. I was very skeptical because I had read here that it doesn't work on a lot of mares. My vet was sure it would work. Before we gave the first shot, he gave her some other type of shot to induce estrus, and I think we started the Depo 3-5 days later. Someone here suggested I'm giving too much, but my vet is a very good vet who works on top show horses, and is basing his recommendations on years of experience with many different mares.



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    Did a stallion move in to the area? Or mares foaling nearby?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Discobold View Post
    My vet started my mare on 6 cc's in the 100 mg/ml strength every 10 days. We dropped to 5 cc's with the same results. I was very skeptical because I had read here that it doesn't work on a lot of mares. My vet was sure it would work. Before we gave the first shot, he gave her some other type of shot to induce estrus, and I think we started the Depo 3-5 days later. Someone here suggested I'm giving too much, but my vet is a very good vet who works on top show horses, and is basing his recommendations on years of experience with many different mares.
    My mare is on 5mL of the 200mg/mL (=1000mg) IM q14 days and it was originally suggested I do higher. So you are not alone. She is still humping her hay bag and buckets! I'm considering regumate. The Depo helps but has not completely resolved the humping and witchiness.



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    How long has your mare been on it? You might give it a little longer or try every 10 days. I had my mare on Regumate before Depo, and I much prefer the Depo. My mare never humped, and she wasn't ever witchy - more the opposite. She was just wildly in love and squirting everywhere



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    I have had her on it for about 1.5 years though we have played around with the doses over time (bigger dose once a month, smaller dose twice a month, bigger dose twice a month). She gets very calm for about 5 days after and then...gradually works her way back up into grump in about 7-10 days after an injection. I'm not sure I'm really getting the "depot" effect of the injection as it seems to wear off and I hate just upping and pumping her full of hormone but I want her to be comfortable and she does seem so miserable and crabby and sensitive... I don't want her to be a drugged out zombie either, just not miserable.



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    our mare has been in heat all winter... even started Depo in January and she's broken through 3 times.. ugh..



  9. #29
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    Miss Mare too! she started in January I thougth it was because I moved her to a new barn and she is turned out with both mares and geldings. She is sooo attached to the mare in her pasture and I caught one of the geldings trying to take the tail cover of her blanket off. Worst of it is she pees all over her legs scalding the skin so I need to clean her almost daily. Yesterday we had a total mare meltdown when pasture mate came into the barn. Went from being very civil undersaddle to a raving snorting bucking nut on the longe as soon as the other mare came into the barn. How do I cure that? Anybody?



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