Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: East Bay Area , California
My mare gets the udder swelling, and will even produce a little milk sometimes when squeezed. but its been going on for the last three years wich is how long I have had her. I rescued her because she was being bred constantly to sell the foals for money. Then finally when the economy dropped they abandonded her at the barn i was at , super thin and with her 15 month old baby that was still nursing. When i finally gave the baby away, she didnt seem to mind too much. But now on occasion she goes through these weird sort of depressed phases that usually last a day or two and will produce swollen udders and teats, and sometimes milk. I think she misses having a baby? so false pregnancy is def possible. See if you can get a vet to palpate with an ultrasound probe rectally. That should give you a clear answer.