Re: Regumate / Marbles / Ovary Removal
Assuming you have determined that her stroppy behaviour IS associated with her coming into (or going out of) oestrus - ie does she behave for roughly 2 weeks out of 3-4? - the initially I would put her on Regumate for 3 months! If that works, you can either keep her on Regumate full time (perhaps stopping November to February is she goes into anoestrus through the winter - not all mares do) - or you could try the marble.
If she's stroppy ALL the time then obviously she needs to have her ovaries scanned - to rule out a theca cell tumour - and some blood asays done (to determine if her hormone levels ARE abnrmal.)
Who cares about the treatment of horses and ponies at sub-standard markets - and works to improve conditions? Who manages a well-run sanctuary caring for some of those who fall through the net? Who spends EVERY penny you donate on caring for needy horses and ponies? Equine Market Watch, that's who!
- every little bit helps!!