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        06-22-2011, 09:28 PM
    Ugh, this is making me mad.

    So we all thought my rescue was back to normal, though surprise she isn't. She is still on biosponge, which SHOULD be making her less "bloated" and help with her soft stools. Either its not working, or its not what the vet thinks is wrong with her.

    Someone tell me if this is even mildly normal...

    When she first arrived at our house in April, very under weight her stomach girth was 81 inches around. Then a few months back, she had gained to 83 inches, which I thought was good. Last month, she was up to 86 inches, I was thinking eh... she will lose it after this bio sponge. Here we are, another month later and we are up to 88 inches... Same place through out all four trys. Her feed is what is recommended by the vet, and has been lowered since she has regained her weight. She hasn't been being over fed, there isn't really an immense amount of green grass here since we are in a drought.

    I don't want to jump to any conclusions yet, we are having the vet look at her when her bio sponge is all gone, seem how she asked to see her afterward. I guess we will see what she thinks about constant weight gain, and her stools not being any better then three months ago.

    This is sort of a rant, but what does everyone else think about the issue? Possible the vet missed a foal? Gah, I watch Animal Cops to much I think. Lol...
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        06-22-2011, 09:30 PM
    Are ulcers a possibility? I would imagine they could cause swelling. Is she gaining all over or just in the belly?
        06-22-2011, 09:41 PM
    Originally Posted by corinowalk    
    Are ulcers a possibility? I would imagine they could cause swelling. Is she gaining all over or just in the belly?
    I would say in just in her stomach, I haven't noticed any weight any where else. Beside the fact of getting her weight and muscle back into her back and hips. Some of her ribs are still showing since she was under weight.

    I'm going to deworm her again, though there is no evidence of worms. I'm not going to mention the possibility of pregnancy to the vet, seem how she is the one that declared her not in foal.

    Would ulcers show any other signs other then swelling? Like, make her stomach odd shaped? Because she is rather rounded, no unusual bumps.

    Another question, she had two foals nursing off her, one wasn't hers and the other no one is sure. Her teats and udder is still fully developed, shouldn't it be gone?
        06-22-2011, 11:18 PM
    Teats/udder can stay swollen from good/rich nutrition and hormonal changes.

    Can you post some newer pics of her?
        06-23-2011, 12:42 PM
    Yes I can post newer pictures, it will be maybe tomorrow though. Having to attempt to get the vet out. No matter how much I tell my dad barbed wire is not a good thing with horses, he still only uses it. UGH. Maybe now he will learn, something scared Lena and she went into the barbed wire, scratched up and a leg swollen. Sometimes I can't wait until I can move out, I'll be sure to be able to take my two girls with me. They would be safter in something less dangerous, hopefully he will see the extent of her injuries and we can get the vet out. Though I wouldn't hold my breath, good gosh I wish my parents knew more about horses....
        06-23-2011, 01:48 PM
    Today couldn't get any worse! Dad decided she will be fine with out the vet, so I'm stuck at home without my truck so I can't go and get any dressings for her wounds. To make it worse, her teats started dripping a cloudy milk substance... Which she hasn't done before...
        06-23-2011, 02:23 PM
    How bad exactly are her wounds?
        06-23-2011, 02:32 PM
    These are some pictures I took after I put some sab on to keep the flies away...





    Not the best pictures, but she scared me to death when I found her like this... Her left back leg is pretty swollen and it has just gotten worse. Thankfully my mom will look at her, maybe she can overrule my dad.
        06-23-2011, 04:54 PM
    I can get newer pictures fo the sake of the reason I started this thread. Just tell me what angles and shots you need and I'll get it.

    Just went out to check on her again, we have some kind of build up on the end of her teat. Mimicking that of wax, just clear and not yellow.

    Well I feel stupid now, or it may just be something that is different in mares... But I just looked up waxing.. and apparently its supposed to be more clear then yellow? Gah, I'm confused now. Lmao.. My first mare had wax build up that was actually yellow....

    Though oh well, back on track... Confusing mare..

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