I bought a 19yr old morgan mare in Oct. 2002, in April I thought she might be pregnant so I took her to a vet to have her checked. The vet palpated her for about an hour, saying he was having a hard time finding her uterus. He finally did and said she wasn't pregnant. One reason I thought she was is because she had milk and her belly was expanding. For 2 days after the vet examined her she had blood in her manure. She also was laying down a lot and didn't get up when I would go check on her. After that she seemed fine, eating well, etc. then I noticed she was bleeding from her vulva with lots of clots. I took her back to the vet who said there is nothing wrong with her. It has been about a month and she is still beeding from her vulva, bright red blood and clots. Help, please.
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 - 12:03 pm:
Find another vet, preferable one that is a reproduction specialist, and find them soon!!! Bleeding from the rectum or vulva after a palpation may mean that the vet ruptured the thin membrane between the anus and the vagina. This could eventually cost the mare her life due to major infections.
Any vet that take an hour inside a mare to find a uterus is not a very good reproductive vet.
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