Originally Posted by rainy
Friend, that I sold my mare to, e-mailed me today, saying that mare had mastitis, infected gland and fever, then swelling of 2 legs, now all 4.
What could cause this?
I don't know if they called vet, she doesn't say anything.
I am not quite sure what mastitis means in english, but if it is what I think( bacterial infection and inflammation of the udder?), than they should hand milke udder frequently to reduce the swelling and pressure. That is the first step, but mare should also be given antibiotics, so best is to call a vet!