Mare ALWAYS in heat
One of my boarders has a 19 year old mare who has been in heat nearly every day since she arrived here in October. Around the first of December I mentioned this to the owner, at the time the mare was pastured with only one other horse (a gelding who she'd lived with for ten years). The owner is very new to horses and it has taken her until now to really ask me about this.
The mare has been turned out with a few of my horses (three geldings and an older mare) due to her "buddy" picking on her. She has been in heat this whole month and bouncing back and fourth between my three boys squeeling, squatting, peeing etc. My horses want nothing to do with her and keep her to the out-skirts of their little herd.
Anyways, I have suggested a few times having a veterinarian take a look at Hope as ovarian cyst, hormonal imbalance, something of that nature comes to mind.
I thought I'd throw it out here for opinions, suggestions and then e-mail her the link to mull it over. Does anyone have personal experience with a mare with such a problem and what does treatment include?