I have a 9 year old mare who, this year, is having huge hormonal problems!! She has always been a mareish mare, but this is ridicilous!!
Do horses have phantom pregnancies?? Because the signs she is showing now, is like the foal is due in the next couple of weeks!!! She's not been anywhere near a stallion to start off with!! Her tummy is not swollen out though either. Her teats have been filled up more than usual, but then the spring grass has been rather nice and she loves the sun on her back, so I figured she's just been feeling a little too good about herself.
More recently, and by recent I mean Saturday just gone, her teets have become rather filled up, they have started to have a yellowish wax/crystalised stuff on them, I wash it off twice a day and each time its about the size of a broad bean. I've seen mares foaling before, and this I thought to be waxing up, meaning the foals coming in a few days/week or so!! Also, she is constantly weeing/discharging, her back legs are a real mess and I have to wash them once a day with really mild soap, although I am now going to paste them in vaseline, to stop the discharge burning her and also stop the need to wash her all the time as her skin will get dry and sore.
Any advice before I rush to get the vet? Obviously if she needs a vet she'll have one, but quite often I worry too much about something that can quite easily be fixed at home!!!