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post #11 of 16 Old 04-28-2008, 09:27 AM
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If I'm looking at the right area I'm betting its a little hormonal bagging. Ours will get a little swelling sometimes (especially in the spring) when they are about to go into season. Vida will even produce a little milk. Of course Fras produces milk all the time If it gets really large, hard and has heat in it you will have to put her on some anitbiotics. She may have a milk/mammory duct having problems
That's really interesting. I didn't know some mares can produce milk like that. What causes it?
If you find out let me know Our vet is at a loss. Sassafras (Fras) is just a milk cow I guess. I have heard of other mares that continue to drip milk for years after foaling. Guess she is one of those. There is a drug you can give them that may stop it. Its a hormone that stops them from cycleing. Its around $500 a month so we haven't tried it.
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post #12 of 16 Old 04-28-2008, 09:37 PM
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If I'm looking at the right area I'm betting its a little hormonal bagging. Ours will get a little swelling sometimes (especially in the spring) when they are about to go into season. Vida will even produce a little milk. Of course Fras produces milk all the time If it gets really large, hard and has heat in it you will have to put her on some anitbiotics. She may have a milk/mammory duct having problems
That's really interesting. I didn't know some mares can produce milk like that. What causes it?
If you find out let me know Our vet is at a loss. Sassafras (Fras) is just a milk cow I guess. I have heard of other mares that continue to drip milk for years after foaling. Guess she is one of those. There is a drug you can give them that may stop it. Its a hormone that stops them from cycleing. Its around $500 a month so we haven't tried it.
Yikes! That's a lot of money. Have you ever considered using your mare as a foster mom? Would she be producing the nutrients needed for a foal? Could be making some extra cash that way
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I've known a handful of mares that will produce milk when they are cycling or when there is a foal around (Miss Kita is one of the, it's not unusual to see her nursing 2-3 babies in one season) They do have alot of he necessary nutrients, but not all. A few years back my vet gave me a bunch of write-ups on this. I will have to see if I can dig them up again.
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I know out here there is such a need for foster mares, people pa big money in order to save their foal. It could be something to think about.
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Re: calling all mare owners.. is this normal?

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I gave Vega a bath yesterday and cleaned her teets. I noticed that a little bit before them, she had two bludges. One was more prominant on her right side than her left. Should I be worried about this?
I only took pictures of her right side because it concerns me a little bit more.



I've never owned a mare before so I have no idea if this is normal.
actually..i would be worried. That to me I couldnt tell where that was, and it doesnt really matter any horse can get it anywhere on his or her body, but it looked like Melanoma, because fat deposits don't get that big. But just work her for 30 minutes for 5 or 6 days on a lunge line and if it is fat deposits itll go away.
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I haven't noticed this before, so I don't know if it's because she was just in heat, or it's something serious. Could her being 5 have anything to do with that? (maybe getting more mature??)

If I go up there today (which I want to) I'll see if I can take better pictures and maybe a video. I'll ask the BO there what she thinks of it too.


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