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brook

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brook says:

Should I try a supplement for Tilly ? And could she be in season ?

Tilly has been out of sorts for quite a few days, she's been aloof and not really enoyed our company. We took her out to be schooled on Tuesday and she was naughty and uncooperative under saddle, she can be strong but has always been good in the arena so we are wondering if she's in season. For the past few days she has been urinating alot but does'nt flirt with Tenor atall so we are a bit confused as to whether she's in season or not ! Tonight they came in early as we had heavy rain, she was'nt happy atall and her ears went back every time we went into her stable, usually when her feed arrives she gets very excited and can't wait to eat it, tonight she just stood there quietly looking at it and then proceeded to eat very slowly. We are not sure if she's unwell or in season, her droppings are normal and she is'nt showing any signs of colic. Dermot is going up shortly to check on her.

 

Sorry for the long essay folks but if she is in season can anyone recommend a good supplement that actually works. Thank you XX   

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Rosebudd

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Rosebudd says:

Re: Should I try a supplement for Tilly ? And could she be in season ?

 awh hope shes ok... could possibly be or coming into season.. when my mares in season, she never bothers flirting with treacle, but wouldnt mind a go with others if they're about.. 

 

Feedmark do a hormanease? i think its called.. which is apparently very good. another is the NAF 5 star oestress (sp?) but personally dont think its really very good.. (sorry!) two of the mares are on it at work, and i really dont feel like its made the slightest bit of difference. 

 

i think the main herb is chastetree berry,  for hormones ? im not sure just thinking out loud. let us all no how she gets on x 

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

Re: Should I try a supplement for Tilly ? And could she be in season ?

Hope she'll be alright, Lyn - has she been in season at all earlier in the year?

As Rosebudd says, chasteberry is the herb mostly used in hormone easer, I think. I've never used any myself, but everything I've had from Feedmark has been good.

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Alphabay

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Alphabay says:

Re: Should I try a supplement for Tilly ? And could she be in season ?

Hope she is okay, some of our yards mares have acted strangely this year what with the messed up weather and good spring grass! ;) I've found with my madam that although not a supplement for 'stroppy' mares, NAF magic which is a calmer type supplement has actually settled her seasons, as she is less irritable, spooky and flirty now and more comfortable when under saddle.

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Should I try a supplement for Tilly ? And could she be in season ?

Sabrina came into season big time squirting and calling to the boys and has a boyfriend who is stabled next door to her this had made it so I have had to put wall matting up as she keeps rubbing the side near the gelding, the other funny is she hangs her head outside her stable with hayledge hanging out and lets the gelding eat the other end like out of lady and the tramp. I was using Naf Oestress which does work up to a point but changed  Feedmark Hormonese which seems to sort out Sabrina better also putting her on Soft and Soak which is Soya based, the trouble this year is the grass and she with 2 others have 10 acres to munch most of the day 7am to 6pm.

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Should I try a supplement for Tilly ? And could she be in season ?

Also get your mare checked for Mastitis as my mare Sabrina had this and had to learn how to strip her (milk) shown by the vet, given antibiotics now sorted, Sabrina was out of sorts with a temperature could not see what wrong but me having this horrible gut feeling, paranoid is the word.

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Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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brook

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brook says:

Re: Should I try a supplement for Tilly ? And could she be in season ?

Thank you for all of the advice everyone, Tilly has been grumpy all day again today ! Her dad ( Dermot ) even told her off this evening for dragging him around the yard and she has'nt done that for ages. I just have a feeling that she's going through a stage of trying to be boss ! I have'nt been able to ride her for 2 days due to rain and high winds, hopefully I can get her out tomorrow.

 

Just to answer your question Sue about whether she's been in season this year, we don't really know !! Sounds daft but she does'nt show any obvious signs, only this time she has defo been out of sorts and miserable also urinating alot so could well be a season. XX

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