I have a very healthy mare with a colt on her side that I pasture bred she came into season on July 3rd and I brought her and baby in from pasture on The 11th. Between her back legs and on her vulva she has raw skin and looks very sore this mare has been abused so getting to close to her back end is dangerous as she trust no one. A neighbor told me he had the same problem with his mares (different Stallion) and contributed it to our very wet weather which has contributed to a more then normal amount of bugs, and the heat suggesting that she has just been bred a lot and is chaffed. I am still worried about her but I did try to spray her with a very mild solution of epsom salts with no luck, almost got kicked. Has anyone every had this should I be worried about my stallion carrying some disease. This is the first time I have seen this in any mares he has bred 5 others this season with no ill effects.
Mares can become raw and sore for many reason. Normally it is due to exspelling alot of fuild during her heat or sweat that builds up and when the mares moves she rubs the area raw. The best thing that I have find is to clean the area with mild soap and use vasoline or other lubricant in that area. It should clear up in a few days. Also Keep in mind that if she has other discharge other then on the heat cycle she may need to be seen by a vet for possible infections.
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