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BellaMFT 04-05-2012 09:28 PM

Relaxing tail
 
I was wondering when do mares start relaxing their butt muscles. My Mare is 293 day today and when I was groom her today I noticed that her tail was more relaxed then normal. Usually when I grab her tail she tightens up but today there was almost no tension in her tail. I push on the muscles next to her tail they are soft but not like jello like I have heard people mention. I was wonder if this is normal or if I should call my vet. He is coming out next week to give her spring shots.

Should I see if he can come out sooner?

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BellaMFT 04-06-2012 08:01 AM

I wanted to clarify my question. Is it normal for a mare to start loosening the muscles around her croup this early? I appreciate any and all advice.

MyLittlePonies 04-06-2012 03:22 PM

I would call your vet. Kind of seems odd.

CLaPorte432 04-06-2012 04:33 PM

I wouldnt be too worried. Shes about 6 weeks away isnt she? Some mares will start softening earlier than others.

BellaMFT 04-06-2012 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CLaPorte432 (Post 1441529)
I wouldnt be too worried. Shes about 6 weeks away isnt she? Some mares will start softening earlier than others.

That makes me feel better. I am keeping a close eye on her. I do have my vet coming out next week. Thanks for responses. :-)

Kansas Spice Girl 04-08-2012 05:34 PM

I noticed Spice softening around day 275. She lost complete tension in her tail around day 290 and at day 310 she had full blown Jello but :) Seems your mare is acting very similar to mine!

BellaMFT 04-08-2012 07:00 PM

Thanks....Yeah I have been watching her like a hawk. It hasn't softened any more yet. She will be 300 days on Thursday. She isn't starting to bag up yet and her vulva is not relaxed yet at least as far as I can tell. I have the vet coming out on friday to give her vaccines and worm her. I keep telling that she needs to keep baking that foal.


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