Tuesday, November 24, 2020

theHorse: Slow-Releasing Deslorelin Delays Mares’ Heat Cycles

theHorse.com just published an article about a study with the potential to impact many mare-owners. The study indicated that Deslorelin, which is the drug used to bring mares into heat for breeding, can be used at different dosages to keep mares out of heat. If your mare is "marish" and you want to keep her out of heat, this might be your answer.

"Deslorelin, in the form of a slow-release implant, successfully keeps pony mares from having estrus behavior and coming into heat, said Christine Aurich, DVM, PhD, head of the Graf Lehndorff Institute, in Neustadt, Germany, and professor of artificial insemination and embryo transfer in the Vetmeduni veterinary school Department for Small Animals and Horses, in Vienna, Austria."

To read the article, click here.

Photo: Takuma Kimura from okayama, Japan / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)

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