Does anyone have experience with a broodmare with significant udder scars? We purchased a mare last fall that was breed but she had a fairly severe case of mastitis. She has some external scaring on her udder. My problem is that I don’t have a breeding date on this mare. The guy we bought her from had repossessed her from the people who breed her last season; needless to say they aren’t being very helpful about providing us information. This mare is so huge I’m worried she may be carrying twins so I want to keep an eye on her. We palpated her in December and she was already to big to tell much more that jut that she is in foal. I normal judge closeness to foaling on udder development, and currently she doesn’t have any bag development at all but she’s monstrously large in the belly. I own y2 full sisters to her who always bag up at least 30 days before they foal. They also tend to get really big in the belly but they are fat mares to begin with. This mare has a little finer build than her sisters, and she’s taller so I wouldn’t think she would show as much as she is if she’s over a month away. We will have Foal Lac and Colostrums available incase she doesn’t produce any milk but I’m hoping she’ll be okay.
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