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post #1 of 4 Old 02-10-2019, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Crampy Mare

Hello! My mare, who lives on regumate due to her raging heat cycles, is experiencing monthly pain due to her cycle. The regumate is doing its job keeping her hormones in check. She never flirts with any geldings, never acts like a hussy, and genuinely breaks the "mean mare" stereotype.

However, for the past three months, around the same day each month she displays what I can only describe as gas colic symptoms without the colic. She eats, drinks, pees, poops, has normal gut sounds, and a regular temp but shows signs of abdominal pain. Shell nip at her side, kick at her stomach, rub her butt on the wall with her head down, and will dance around and panic if anyone but myself goes into the stall.

A dose of Banamine and walking sets her straight in no time and she's back to her normal self, but I don't want to give her a dose of Banamine every month for fear of ulcers. I'm not interested in the raspberry leaf or mare supplements - she is on regumate for hormones and behavior. I just want to treat the pain. Any suggestions for gently relieving minor pain every so often?
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Have her checked that she doesn't have cystic ovaries.

A dose of banamine once a month is very unlikely to cause ulcers.
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post #3 of 4 Old 02-12-2019, 09:59 PM
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Agree I'd have her checked for cysts, but also magnesium is a commonly deficient nutrient that could be a reason for bad cramps - as most need extra anyway, I'd start giving extra Mg & see how she goes.

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post #4 of 4 Old 02-12-2019, 10:17 PM
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I would put a call into the treating vet...
Dosage may not be correct if she is symptomatic that often and that acute.
I would not self-treat when she is on a commercial anti-cycling medication as it could throw it off or hide a problem now happening.
Phone call is best to your vet for guidance in this first..
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