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appylover31803 04-25-2008 08:22 PM

calling all mare owners.. is this normal?
 
I gave Vega a bath yesterday and cleaned her teets. I noticed that a little bit before them, she had two bludges. One was more prominant on her right side than her left. Should i be worried about this?
I only took pictures of her right side because it concerns me a little bit more.
http://www.horseforum.com/userpix/2136_DSC00597_1.jpg
http://www.horseforum.com/userpix/2136_DSC00598_1.jpg

I've never owned a mare before so i have no idea if this is normal. :?

missy45690 04-25-2008 08:45 PM

my quarter mare had those before she got so fat (prego)
didnt seem to bother her

appylover31803 04-26-2008 12:26 PM

thanks. :)

My2Geldings 04-27-2008 02:22 AM

My mare doesnt have them but I have seen multiple mares with those, actually a few more than what your mare has and it didnt seem to cause any problems.

PoptartShop 04-27-2008 02:33 AM

Hmm, Lexi never seems to have those, but like the others said I'm sure it's nothing to worry about. ;)

doczahi 04-27-2008 02:45 AM

Hi
Check if yoy can see ticks hanging there. Sometimes tick bite can make swelling like this.

Vidaloco 04-27-2008 06:36 AM

If I'm looking at the right area I'm betting its a little hormonal bagging. Ours will get a little swelling sometimes (especially in the spring) when they are about to go into season. Vida will even produce a little milk. Of course Fras produces milk all the time :lol: It it gets really large, hard and has heat in it you will have to put her on some anitbiotics. She may have a milk/mammory duct having problems

FGRanch 04-27-2008 11:11 AM

I would definatly say that it's hormonal bagging. My mares get that when they are horsing (in season) Have you noticed if Vega is cycling?

appylover31803 04-27-2008 12:03 PM

i know she was showing signs like last week.

But she hasn't been as moody or anything as she normally is.

My2Geldings 04-27-2008 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vidaloco
If I'm looking at the right area I'm betting its a little hormonal bagging. Ours will get a little swelling sometimes (especially in the spring) when they are about to go into season. Vida will even produce a little milk. Of course Fras produces milk all the time :lol: It it gets really large, hard and has heat in it you will have to put her on some anitbiotics. She may have a milk/mammory duct having problems

That's really interesting. I didn't know some mares can produce milk like that. What causes it?


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