How many of you have bred your Kiger mares AI? Was it with fresh or frozen semen? How did it go?
If you are reluctant to breed your mare AI, what is holding you back? (cost, success rate, stallion selection, etc?)
I bred my 12 year old maiden Kiger mare with frozen semen last spring. I used the P&E protocol for 10 days followed by a shot of estrumate and then the vet did lutalyse once the follicle was big enough. She ovulated but didn't have uterine edema, she did not catch. We let her cycle naturally the second time and just monitored her - and Voila! she caught - but she twinned :( It took the vet 45 mins to pinch the smaller twin, he said it was the most difficult he had ever done! After that whole ordeal she was on regumate as a precautionary, but I had no other issues with her and we had a healthy filly 11 months later. I wonder if all the drugs messed up her cycle - I also wonder if they played a part in the double ovulation.... Thoughts?