Our broodmare had to have emergency colic surgery this past weekend. She had a 5-month old baby at her side. The surgeon said this is common in broodmares, although usually right after birth due to the large space left in the body cavity. Have any of you had this happen to a broodmare?
I have already paid the stud fee for next year. Of course I know I cannot breed her next year. But I've gotten conflicting advice on whether to ever breed her again. My vet said I can absolutely breed her again, while the surgeon said it would be a risk.
I'm curious to get feedback from all of you who may have had experience in this area and/or what you think.