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post #21 of 33 Old 10-23-2012, 10:31 PM
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I have actually seen her a few times standing in the "pee stance" but not peeing and then giving up and shifting, could that be another sign of a UTI? I know it is in humans but im not sure about horses
Has she been stitched up? Someone might have asked already.....but she could be rearend wind sucking.....just a thought...
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Has she been stitched up? Someone might have asked already.....but she could be rearend wind sucking.....just a thought...
lol. I forgot about "those" mares!
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Oh I wouldn't have a clue lol can you tell just by looking or do you have to get a vet to confirm?

She was good tonight, I took a stockwhip out with me so I could get through without any issues... NOT to hit her with, but to make sure that she knows **** well to get out of my space and leave me the hell alone. I only had to crack it twice, the other times I just pointed away and said "Out" very forcefully, both her and my gelding know what that means. When I gave her some feed (just plain old meadow chaff with some toxin binder in it) she really took her time coming over. I stayed by the feed with my whip dropped on the ground, not looking at her and stood there with quite a weak stance, and she circled around me, and walked back and forwards before coming any closer. When she finally walked in to the feed slowly, I petted her on the neck and left her be.

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The mare magic (raspberry leaves) worked really well on my mare! She wasnt crazy like that, just tempermental and her back would get very very sore. After the raspberry leaves (tractor supply carries it around here), she is a sweetie pie during her heats!

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I don't have a mare, personally, but I have worked in breeding barns in the past and I know exactly what you are talking about! My friend Kim found the best solution for this issue. She had all six of her mares "impregnated" with a glass marble. The marble simulates pregnancy, so the mares don't cycle. Her vet recommended it and from what she says, it works wonders!
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I don't have a mare, personally, but I have worked in breeding barns in the past and I know exactly what you are talking about! My friend Kim found the best solution for this issue. She had all six of her mares "impregnated" with a glass marble. The marble simulates pregnancy, so the mares don't cycle. Her vet recommended it and from what she says, it works wonders!
That's a pretty cool idea lol, not sure mum would spend up to do something like that with her little farm hack though, if she was a show horse or something like that then she probably would, but little DJ is just a farm hacking little bush pony.

She was far better behaved today, as I would darn well expect.

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UTI's have the potential to be life threatening if allowed to get out of control. It might be a result of a kidney stone problem It would make her irritable, lethargic, have difficulty peeing and she would have a raised temperature - that's something you can check yourself and can be sorted with a course of antibiotics

Two other things:
She may have an ovarian tumour and the symptoms of that are very much like the extreme and dangerous behaviour you are seeing
She may have an ovulatory follicle that hasn't responded as normal to the bodies alerts mechanism and has formed into a cyst like structure.

IMO I think you need to call your vet out and get these things eliminated or confirmed before her situation gets worse. Its not fair to punish her for a behavioural problem if the cause is a physical one she has no control over that could also be life threatening
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Just like a colt that needs gelding.. this mare needs to be spayed.

I would have that done and be done with it. I believe the surgery is performed with the horse standing up or in a sling. The vet removes the ovaries (not the uterus) through slits just forward of the hip (as I recall in the mare I saw who had been spayed). It used to be a fairly common practice in the western US.
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Another thought is she might have a cystic ovary. That an put hormone levels over the top. Not common in horses. Much more common in cattle.

I would still spay her.

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Mare's aren't all bad. I only have mares. I am not a gelding or a stallion fan really.. I guess it really depends on the horse. My two girls even in flaming heats pay attention and behave. I just don't put up with BS like that.

My suggestion is maybe talking to your vet and finding out some supplements to put her on for this. I know there is a shot or something that makes them not come into heat or something like that.. You might try that
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