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post #1 of 4 Old 06-27-2013, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Mare not pregnant yet producing milk?

One of the mares in our barn has us a bit baffled. To start she is NOT pregnant. She has been with us over a year now and has never been exposed to a stallion. Also as far as we know she has not had a foal. At least not within the last 6 years. Nor has she been around any stallions in that time.

Anyway we noticed her teats are very large. When you squeeze them they produce streams of milk. As in I can milk her like a cow. It just keeps coming and coming and coming. I can get video if need be.

Question is, is this normal? It just seems really odd to me. I have never seen mares produce milk without a foal.

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post #2 of 4 Old 06-27-2013, 12:32 PM
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Possibilities could be:

False pregnancy.
Cystic ovaries.
Tumor on an ovary.

Get a vet out.
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post #3 of 4 Old 06-28-2013, 08:06 AM
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My Pinto mare never quit giving milk after we weaned her colt. I had to keep them apart or he would nurse at any age. She had a squamous cell carcinoma that eventually got bad enough to put her down.

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post #4 of 4 Old 06-28-2013, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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I will let her owner know she needs to get a vet out to check her. I hope its nothing serious. Thanks for the info.

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