Symptoms of...? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 06-23-2011, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,425
• Horses: 6
Symptoms of...?

My mare today is acting very odd. She was declared "open" about three months ago, the last time she was exposed to a stallion was before we bought her three months ago, and her youngest foal is 8-10 months old.

Though, the foals that were nursing off her were weaned two months prior to me getting her, so she hasn't been nursed off for about five months.

Today I noticed she was dripping milk, her udder is still firm, warm, and definately full. Then later today I seen she had a small wax build up, and I was like "okay?".

Way before I noticed all this, she had gotten into a fight with a barbed wire and lost. My mom and I got things to dress the wound, we did so and it obviously helped as she was walking a lot easier. We started walking back toward the house and as usual she followed us.

This mare loves attention, so we couldn't resist stopping and petting her. My mom suggested picking up the fence she had knocked over since my dad didn't. We started to, and I noticed the mare was acting very uncomfortable.
  • Holding her head low.
  • Stomping her back hoof toward her stomach.
  • Elevating her tail, swishing it around, and pushing it off to the side.
  • Wouldn't leave us alone, wanted all the attention in the world.
  • Was standing weird at one point, stretched out a little.
Is there anything that mimicks pregnancy in horses? I know it wasn't colic, she was eating, drinking, pooping, peeing. All the normal.

I don't want to jump into thinking the vet was wrong, so I'm going to search for something else other then pregnancy... Any suggestions?
Ladybug2001 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 Old 06-24-2011, 12:23 AM
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 44
• Horses: 0
Is it possible she's experiencing a phantom pregnancy?
DarkBucephalus is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 06-24-2011, 08:08 AM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southwest Missouri
Posts: 924
• Horses: 1
While your mare maybe experiencing a false pregnancy I tend to suspect she may have an inflammation of her Mammary Gland, known as Mastitis. You should really have your Vet pull a sample of the milk from her udder to have it Lab tested for a precence of bacteria. The symptoms of Mastitis are as you described. It is painful and swelling is evident.

Please keep us updated....
candandy49 is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 06-24-2011, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,425
• Horses: 6
The vet is already scudueled to come out here in a week or so. Though she isn't sensitive on her udder, whether you touch it or milk her. If it is painful, wouldn't she kick out?
Ladybug2001 is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 06-24-2011, 10:00 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In a land far far away, or so I wish.
Posts: 12,825
• Horses: 0
Originally Posted by Ladybug2001 View Post
If it is painful, wouldn't she kick out?
That depends on the horse.
Alwaysbehind is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My horse is showing symptoms of EPM TxCntrySweetheart Horse Health 10 03-25-2011 09:46 PM
Strange Symptoms Alycat Horse Health 7 03-22-2011 09:41 PM
symptoms of a sick horse? dreamrideredc Horse Health 7 03-24-2010 06:08 PM
Help! Horse having odd symptoms! dscbabe1892 Horse Health 8 07-08-2008 08:39 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome