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        05-12-2013, 12:08 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    My mare foaled almost 3 years ago and she still drips milk on occasion. I kept waiting for her to "dry up" and in never really happened.

    I did what everyone else says and just let her be "full" and gradually her body realizes she's not nursing anymore. My mare still drips now and then I think because she was a broodmare her whole life everything is really saggy and stretched out.

    But anyway, yes, do stop milking or she will just keep making more.
         
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        05-12-2013, 08:47 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    Ok thank you every one so much ! I spoke to a vet today and he said to keep a good eye on her udder to see if it is swollen,warm or painfull to touch.

    Since she is eating well,drinking,has 38 degree temp, and seems very happy and curiouse with her surroundings I think she is fine. Will check her temp today, feel her udder and she will get some exersize this week but she is not in work at all so only leading and lunging stuff.

    I read that mares can can get mastitis 8 weeks after the foal is weaned ??? So I will need to check her temp and her udders condition every single time I see her.

    Vet said to call him if her udder is hot,swollen,painfull to touch and solid. Since her udder is a bit hard from being engorged im less woried now.
         
        05-12-2013, 08:49 PM
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    Weanling
    But her udder is quite large, so ill put pictures up 2 day.
         
        05-12-2013, 08:51 PM
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    Weanling
    The vet also asked how large it is. It appears to just look completely full but if she appears swollen ill get a vet right away !
         
        05-13-2013, 05:49 AM
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    Weanling
    Ok Here are allot of photos from today ! Her temp did not feel hot, her udder was warmer than her body and her udder is hard. A vet might be coming for me 2 morrow, and will be getting a basic vet check on her to check for other stuff.

    Her milk was the normal watery colored milk and her udder has gone down soooooo much !
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