MANAGING SHOW MARES
Many veterinarians, trainers, and owners agree that heat cycles can affect the performance of show mares. Some mares are more affected then others. Mares can show signs of kicking, squealing, frequent urination, attitude change ,and become difficult to train. It is important to rule out any other underlying causes of behavior changes such as lameness issues that are not related to the heat cycles. Dr. Martinsen can ultrasound your mare and based on the history and findings, determine the most suitable treatment for the mare. Understanding the reproductive physiology of the mare is very important to help determine the best treatment. There are many different medications available to suppress heat cycles on show mares, however, some medications have very questionable results.