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    08-04-2008, 04:21 PM
What is she doing?

Okay my horse is a rescue horse. She use to be a broodmare & I believe my issue has something to do with that.

She is in heat "often", which is of no bother to me. She is great, and never seems to be a problem. This is my first time every owning a mare, it has always been geldings. My question is the noise I hear coming from her "hind" end. It almost sounds as though she is farting / BUT she's not. (I'm trying to be as politically correct here with out sounds too rude or unjust.) I know what they would call this in humans but have no idea in equines. *embarrassed* Anyway, this noise happens often and very regularly. The noice is made when she is spooked easily, sometimes when she sneezes or even cantering an major motion. Is this something I need to worry about? She seems to pay no particular mind to it & does not seem to be bothered by it. I kinda have chalked it up to being a little "loose" if that makes sense. GEEZZ I'm sorry for sounding like an idiot but someone enlighten me! I'm not even sure what its called to look it up!
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    08-04-2008, 04:57 PM
It's called vulval aspiration, were air is being drawn into the vagina. It makes what you describe as a "farting sound". It is caused by faulty conformation of the vagina or damage during foaling, which is probably the case in your mare's situation. It won't cause any physical problems, but you can have a vet come out to "fix" the problem. :lol:
    08-04-2008, 05:03 PM
Geez okay thank for the info. When I have the vet come out I'll have her look at it. If it ain't a problem I see no need in fixing it. I just wanted to make sure. I don't doubt that it was damage or faulty conformation. That was one of the reason why the people dumbed her & wanted to send her to slaughter. Thankfully the rescue picked her up. She's a blessing to me. Thanks for your help Quantrillraider.
    08-04-2008, 05:19 PM
Your welcome! :D

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