Has anyone recently (past 5ish years) had a mare spayed? What was the recovery like? What was your experience with your horse after? Ballpark cost?
For context: mare is becoming dangerous to handle when in heat. We’ve tried everything to suppress her cycle (oral Regumate, injectable Regumate, oxytocin, marble, etc) and confirmed via ultrasound on 3 separate occasions that the behavior we are observing correlated with her being in heat. Out of heat she is an easy going, sweet, quiet mare. In heat she is in pain, uncomfortable, and highly irrational and unpredictable. We suspected a possible granulosa cell tumor but can’t find one on ultrasound, and blood work is borderline. Escalating behavioral issues are leading me to explore surgery instead of waiting 6 months to see if a tumor develops. (And no, it’s not a matter of disciplining her more.)
Vet agrees and is getting a consult, but I curious what everyone else’s experience was - if there are others with experience! I know it’s not a very common procedure. TIA.