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Udder problems in mare that is due

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kimk
Posted From: 12.96.250.250
Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 10:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Have a question-- also have contacted vet. been in the horse business for 20 plus years never seen this but someone has had too !! Mare is due to foal she is at her 11 mo/10 mark. she appears to have a hernia in her milk sack. It started to develop two weeks ago as normal--quickly and then receded a little. Now she is full and ready to deliver. But she has been leaking from the back of her udder over that past two days, at first we thought it was urine that flowed down and was dripping , last night i was able to actually get my hand between her legs and wipe some of this off, it was clear in color and sticky as it dried. The when we checked her later in the night it had formed a crystal icycle about a 1/4 of a inch long. My husband was able to actually see this time and it appears as if there is a small herina in the back of her milk sack which maybe there is a pinhole leak. What type of problems do i have to look for, what are things that i need to do, please help... This mare is carrying a foal out of my stallion that i had to put to sleep last october after a bout of health problems(none which would affect baby).... Any suggestions would be grateful
 

Jacki Green
Posted From: 152.163.100.13
Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 02:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm not a big horse expert but if when she gives her foal and milk is not flowing properly, you may need to give the foal goats milk or formula which you can buy at a feed store. What did your vet say about it? Hope things go well :-)
 

kimk
Posted From: 12.96.250.250
Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2005 - 03:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi all,
Wow, don't we all learn something each day !
I just got off the phone with the vet. I guess this is a common thing. We've never had it! It is like a herina in the milk bag. I will tell you all so that you all can learn something too, if you already don't know. Everyone can be ok. The mare has two independant sides to the milk sack. Each work independantly. They don't know why it happens but it does. It will continue to be a possible problem throughout the time that this foal is at her side or it may be like there is nothing wrong. The vet told me to make sure that the foal nurses off the other side first for the colosterm and just to make sure that the foal appears to be getting enough milk. The herina is small and most would not even notice it but because we watch closely the condition of the due mares we narrowed it down to this. The vet agreed with our findings and made those suggestion. If baby does not appear to be getting the colosterm from mom, then we can intervien and give it some artifical stuff. Once baby and mare are doing good, the baby can continue to nurse as noraml for normal length of time. Once baby is weaned the herina can heal and all should be ok. It is just a pinhole for now and hopfully once some pressure is released from nursing than maybe there will not be a increase in leakage. I will be saying my prayers over the next few days.
 

andrea pitner
Neonate
Username: Pitnea

Post Number: 1
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 10:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Our mare just gave birth yesterday, 6/16 to a filly. Not sure if the baby got an colostrum plus the mare is not producing a lot of milk. Does is take a few days for a mare's bag to fill up after giving birth? What does a vet usually do if the baby is not showing high signs of colostrum?
 

Beverly Outlaw
Breeding Stock
Username: Outlawpaints

Post Number: 147
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 10:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi andrea,

you need to get the vet out to check the foal... you need to get an IGG pulled on the foal.. it is a blood test that tests the colostrum.....foals can go down hill very fast, so do it now. they do it usually the next day after the foal is born..

Good Luck!!
 

andrea pitner
Neonate
Username: Pitnea

Post Number: 2
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 10:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does a mare usually produce more milk after the foal is born? if so, how many days will it take? The vet has given the mare some medicine to help her produce more.
 

Kris Moos
Breeding Stock
Username: Kris

Post Number: 798
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 11:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

almost instantly is what is supposed to happen!
have that babies blood checked!



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