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post #1 of 9 Old 04-20-2011, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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NEED HELP! Nusrsing Mare Kicked = Swollen

This mare has a baby a week and a half old. We moved them to our other farm and the mare was kicked in the rear flank 3 days ago. We only noticed because of the huge amount of swelling. We have given her a penicillin shot. Not sure what to do next if she has ruptured something or it is her milk vein swollen.
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post #2 of 9 Old 04-20-2011, 05:15 PM
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This is really something that should be seen by a vet. It could be something as minor as just some swelling or it could be something serious and life threatening like a hernia, broken bone, or it could turn into a blood clot issue.

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The exact same thing happened to my friends mare. Unfortunately, it was my mare that kicked her. We did call the vet and the swelling is fluid, mainly blood. It takes time for it to drain and will shift from one spot to another, usually from the site of the kick to underneath the belly, until it has been absorbed back into the body. It does take a long time to go away. I even called the vet twice because I was so concerned since my horse was the one that caused it. There is really nothing that you can do to speed up the healing process. He said that other vets would suggest hot packing it, but he did not think that would make a difference. Exercise is good for her as it keeps the blood moving.

I would suggest calling the vet just so you know for sure that there are no other issues.
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It may be the same and it may not. I would call the vet. There is no sense taking a chance, IMO.

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post #5 of 9 Old 05-04-2011, 08:45 PM
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How is your mare doing?
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post #6 of 9 Old 05-04-2011, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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How is your mare doing?
Thanks for the advice and for asking on her progress! She is doing wonderful. Just with a little bit of time her body re-absorbed the fluids.
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Glad to hear she is better!
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Thanks for the advice and for asking on her progress! She is doing wonderful. Just with a little bit of time her body re-absorbed the fluids.
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Glad she is doing better. You were lucky.

With a foal at their side nursing is not the time to not call the vet when there is an issue.
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post #9 of 9 Old 05-05-2011, 11:05 AM
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What a relief to know your mare is better with the reduction of swelling. Please do keep us updated!!!!
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