What does Regumate do for mares?

Asked By: Gregorio Zannetti | Last Updated: 28th January, 2020
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Regumate1 contains the drug Altrenogest, a synthetic progestagen, and is labeled for use in mares to suppress estrus (heat) display. In recent years, some have presented it as having an almost legendary ability to support pregnancies in mares that otherwise appear unable to retain the pregnancy through to birth.

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Herein, will Regumate calm my mare?

Regumate is the most widely used drug in controlling mare behavior. Regumate is a progesterone. It may help even out the disposition of mares just generally out of sorts, touchy and difficult to work with throughout the cycle because of wide hormone swings or hormonal imbalances.

Additionally, how long does Regumate take to work? IF they're due to come in 2 days after you start the Regumate, you might not get a result on that cycle. Otherwise, you'll see a result WHEN the mare is due to come into season - whether it's 5 days or 15 days away from when you start.

In this manner, how do you use mare Regumate?

Detach syringe and administer solution orally at the rate of 1 mL per 110 pounds body weight (0.044 mg/kg) once daily for 15 consecutive days. Administer solution directly on the base of the mare's tongue or on the mare's usual grain ration. Replace cover on bottle dispensing tip to prevent leakage.

Is Regumate dangerous to humans?

FDA Warns Against Potential Human Health Risks From Altrenogest Products Like Regumate. The agency has received 130 reports of accidental human exposure to altrenogest products between October 6, 1987 and May 30, 2018; 121 of those were for Regumate, approved in 1983, and nine reports were for Matrix, approved in 2003.

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Can you ride a mare in season?

Riding a mare in season. Many mares become very sensitive when they're in season but if she's showing you she's in pain when you ride her, it may be time to get her some help. When mares come into season, they'll have significant hormonal changes that can result in discomfort and mood swings.

What is the best horse calming supplement?

Valerian Root & Chamomile
There are two common herbs in calming supplements, chamomile and Valerian root. Both herbs have been associated with stress relief and inducing sleep. Valerian is the more potent of the two, but has been banned by some equine associations.

What can I give my mare in season?

Progesterone.
  • You can use Regu-Mate as a temporary fix to be sure your mare won't be in heat for a big competition, or keep her on it spring through fall.
  • At about $2.50 a day, keeping a mare on this medication can be expensive.
  • Regu-Mate is usually given with a dose syringe (it can be mixed in feed).

Why are mares so moody?

One of the most common causes for mares being moody is changes to their hormone balance. As with all animals including us, different stages of the breeding cycle will have an affect on hormone levels. In some cases where these levels can be out of balance to the point of quite dramatic mood swings.

How do you stop a mare in heat?


Estrus Suppression
Oxytocin injections—When administered during diestrus (not in heat), oxytoxin has been shown to increase the duration of mares' corpus luteum, thus keeping her out of heat; GnRH vaccines—"Vaccinating" mares against GnRH stops a mare from cycling by inactivating the GnRH she produces.

What age do mares stop coming into season?

When a domesticated mare foals, she nurses the foal for at least four to six months before it is weaned, though mares in the wild may allow a foal to nurse for up to a year. The estrous cycle, also known as "season" or "heat" of a mare occurs roughly every 19–22 days and occurs from early spring into autumn.

How much does Regumate cost per month?

Regumate Doasge and monthly cost?
Itsme Reg. Jul 2013 Posted 2015-07-30 11:23 PM Subject: RegumateDoasge and monthly cost?
Expert Posts: 1561 Thanks for the info. Thats what I was afraid of, another $120 per month.
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Will a gelding mount a mare in heat?

As you can see from the above posts, geldings can and will mount and breed a mare. It is therefore inadvisable to have your mares in with geldings that behave that way. As for mounting for fun - no, they are mounting with an urge to reproduce (even though they are gelded).

Does my mare need Regumate?


Does My Mare Need RegumateTM? Well, the simple answer is that if you don't know, she probably doesn't need it! Regumate1 contains the drug Altrenogest, a synthetic progestagen, and is labeled for use in mares to suppress estrus (heat) display.

Do horses bleed when in heat?

The female horse does not bleed during the cycle. So you don't need to worry about the floor getting dirty or filled with blood. And this is not the way to find out whether she's having her cycle or not. Instead, you should always assume that the mare is having her cycle at the beginning of the spring.

How do you know when a mare is in season?

Signs that your mare's in season include tail raising, opening and closing of the vulva (winking), frequent posturing and urination. However, some may also show more problematic behaviour. They may become vocal and anxious, display signs of aggression, be painful or sensitive around their flanks and reluctant to work.

What does Regumate do to humans?

Acute effects after single exposure are possible; however, continued daily exposure has a greater potential for these effects. Acute effects include disruption of the menstrual cycle, uterine or abdominal cramping, increased or decreased uterine bleeding and headaches.

Why is my mare always in season?

During the spring, it is common for mares to appear as though they are constantly in season. Follicles develop on the ovaries which secrete the hormone oestrogen and the mare may appear in season for several weeks. This period is known as the Transitional Oestrus. The follicles may become very large.

What do you give a moody mare?


Valerian is a sedative and calmer, camomile and devil's claw are antiinflammatory and antispasmodic, so may help those mares with mild pain. Poppy has pain-relieving properties and is a sedative, St John's wort and L-tryptophan are effective antidepressants.

What is Regumate?

Regumate is the trade name for a synthetic hormone called altrenogest. It is the only such medication proven to have progesterone-type biologic activity in the horse.

Does Regumate need to be refrigerated?

I know Regumate does not need to be refrigerated but I would think it would be best to keep it in a container until it is to be used.