Post Number: 294
|Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 02:39 pm: ||
My mare is 309 days prego - I will try and explain my problem as best I can, SOrry In advance for long post and when I repeat myself!!
Inbetween her udders there is a fairly large 'valley' Which is deeper toward the back, there is a build up which I had though was dirt and grime that I was washing away once a week, today I noticed it was already back so I took a closer inspection. Its kind of a purple layer of grime that can be peeled away from the skin...If you stretch the skin where the layer is it looks as though it might be cracked and weeping - I can see a fleshy pink colour in the cracks and it feels sticky to the touch....?? Is any of this normal? COuld the purple colour to the grime be blood? I have never really looked at an udder before my mare was prego so I dont know what is 'normal' on an ordinary one! Can anyone offer me anything on this??????
Post Number: 598
|Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 04:19 pm: ||
well the only info i can offer is i had never washed hte valley on my mare till this year(shes 17) and it too had a dark purple red color to the "crud", im thinking dried blood from bugs ect. anyway, yes it could be cracking and have a fungal type infection from being a dark moist spot. i would wash it and be sure to dry it well every day or every other. use betadine or atea tree oil cleaner... just be sure to dry it well as to not cause more probs.
Lori aka " Raven"
Post Number: 235
|Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 04:24 pm: ||
Kim W it is normal for that to be there. If it is really dry and cracking you can use a bag balm/udder cream to soften the udder area. But when it gets closer to faoling be sure to wash it off good.
Post Number: 12
|Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 10:16 pm: ||
Kim the sticky dark stuff is called smegma, it is the oils and dirt mixed together (the same as a stallion gets in his prepuce. You can wash it with warm water and ivory soap just be sure to rinse it really good. If her skin is really irritated from the smegma you can use what Raven said. All mares have it even when they are not bred, I try to clean mine every so often (I usually just peel it away before it builds up too much). Anyways, it is all very normal.
Post Number: 295
|Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 03:33 am: ||
Like I said - Id never really payed so much attention to the udders before now they got rinsed in the summer but thats all