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    I know women of childbearing age need to exercise extreme caution when handling Regumate...I moved my horses home a couple of weeks ago and one of my mare's is on Regumate. I am careful and make certain to put on fresh gloves before touching the bottle and syringe each morning. One feed scoop and one bucket are used solely for her feed so there is no chance of cross contamination - however, I had a funky three week cycle this month which is totally out of the norm, and am wondering if that could possible have something to do with being in contact with the Regumate?! Has anyone else experienced anything like this? I'm sure it could just be a weird month, but the timing is definitely odd. At my old barn, we made certain only the male staff ever handled it, so I've never dosed it out myself before.

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    yes, i have and yes it could impact you.

    male staff can also be impacted by working with the hormone.

    because of its oily nature it can spread everywhere. it can spread from the feed bucket into the water bucket, for instance. however the biggest risk is at the concentrated source. make sure your gloves are nitrile , they provide better chemical protection, latex is ok but nitrile is superior. rubber dish gloves are not adequate. turn gloves inside out as you remove them. there are vids on you tube which show the proper method to remove contaminated gloves. personally i think the syringe should be disposed as well
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      #3
      It's pricey but the regu-mate dosing gun is well worth the investment. I've had some pretty messed up/painful cycles that I attribute to unintentional contact.

      "The Regu-Mate Dosing Gun from Merck attaches directly to the mouth of the Regu-Mate bottle. With the included hose and dial, the dosing device can be accurately set from 2ml to 15ml. This will help for easy delivery to either the base of the mare's tongue or on the mare's feed ration. A dosing device is strongly recommended for the safety of the handler and accuracy of dosing your animal.

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        #4
        I used it on my mare when she was pregnant and do not recall any really odd periods but I've never been entirely regular anyway so there's that. There are many reasons for an irregular period, including illness and stress. Moving your horse to a new facility could have triggered enough stress, especially since most of us have underlying stress due to the pandemic and ecomonic uncertainty. If you are worried, ask your doctor about it.

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          #5
          Anything that your mare slobbers on after eating can also contaminate you. Like....I have a couple that like to lick the stall bars and the bucket handles when they eat. Touch that bucket handle with bare hands and you get a dose of hormones.

          Check out the safety precautions here and the run down on glove type here.

          Maybe an injectible would be a better option?

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            #6
            Originally posted by Simkie View Post
            Anything that your mare slobbers on after eating can also contaminate you. Like....I have a couple that like to lick the stall bars and the bucket handles when they eat. Touch that bucket handle with bare hands and you get a dose of hormones.

            Check out the safety precautions here and the run down on glove type here.

            Maybe an injectible would be a better option?
            Ugh, she's a cribber and especially when she eats. So yes, she takes a bite and cribs on her stall door, her bucket, you get the idea And yes, she wears a cribbing collar. Still tries though.

            She was on Depo before it was banned, so I'm not sure what other options are out there, the Regumate has been a great replacement but it's some nasty stuff to have to handle.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Pistole View Post
              It's pricey but the regu-mate dosing gun is well worth the investment. I've had some pretty messed up/painful cycles that I attribute to unintentional contact.

              "The Regu-Mate Dosing Gun from Merck attaches directly to the mouth of the Regu-Mate bottle. With the included hose and dial, the dosing device can be accurately set from 2ml to 15ml. This will help for easy delivery to either the base of the mare's tongue or on the mare's feed ration. A dosing device is strongly recommended for the safety of the handler and accuracy of dosing your animal.
              Thank you! I will definitely look into this.

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                #8
                Annoying that their SDS doesn't specify a glove type.

                Ontario MOA recommends two layers of gloves, rubber or vinyl.
                http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/...nfo_regu.htm#4

                Butyl rubber, Viton, and nitrile rubber are typically best for use with alcohols (SDS shows 10% benzyl alcohol), in that order, which should also be sufficient for the oil (70% neobee oil).
                Last edited by mmeqcenter; Aug. 25, 2020, 07:05 PM.

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                  #9
                  Dosing gun- very easy and much safer. I like to keep the bottle in its own small bucket with the gun placed spout down, preventing myself from having to handle any drips/leakage. Expect to replace the gun once every 12-18mos. Use gloves when moving the gun from an old bottle to a new one. If your mare slobbers/cribs/etc while eating, use a canvas feed bag. I like to dose directly into the feed bag or stall bucket, to limit what the Regumate touches.

                  I believe you can get an injectable progesterone- not depo. Worth looking into. If you are on birth control, Regumate can interfere- be aware!

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                    #10
                    Yes to the dosing gun! I had a freak accident with regumate. The syringe exploded. I didn’t have a cycle for 6+ months and major migraines. Usually where I worked they tried to have the male staff deal with the regumate.
                    https://www.instagram.com/streamlinesporthorses/

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                      #11
                      Yep! Had to dose my pregnant mare for two weeks. I did the syringe way and got it down my wrist past the gloves for the first dose. One more time I splashed it on my hand trying to draw it up. I started feeding it with her daily RB and vitamins to make it easier. I started my period early and it was quite heavy compared to normal.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by streamline View Post
                        Yes to the dosing gun! I had a freak accident with regumate. The syringe exploded. I didn’t have a cycle for 6+ months and major migraines. Usually where I worked they tried to have the male staff deal with the regumate.
                        OMG that's crazy!! Ok, ordering dosing gun right now

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                          Originally posted by SugarCubes View Post

                          OMG that's crazy!! Ok, ordering dosing gun right now
                          But will that help with the transfer from your mare touching things while she eats?

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                            Originally posted by trubandloki View Post

                            But will that help with the transfer from your mare touching thing while she eats?
                            If I use a canvas feed bag like Equisis suggests

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                              Now, will good old soap and water take care of any residue left on her stall bars, door, bucket, etc? Once I have everything clean, I can use the dosing gun and feed bag and hopefully eliminate the issue.

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                                I would recommend looking into the injectable regumate version available from BET pharm, if your mare tends to drop feed, slobber, etc. The injectable is much safer from a human contamination standpoint than the dosing gun or syringe.

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                                  Originally posted by nctoma View Post
                                  I would recommend looking into the injectable regumate version available from BET pharm, if your mare tends to drop feed, slobber, etc. The injectable is much safer from a human contamination standpoint than the dosing gun or syringe.
                                  Didn't know this was a thing, thank you so much! I will look into that!!

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