I got a 13 year old mare late last fall who had just weaned her second foal (two in two years) bred by live pasture cover. When I got her home, I noticed that she had a persistent yellowish, sticky discharge from her vagina. Had the vet out, she did a culture and cytology, everything was clean. She did a Caslicks on her, since her vulva is somewhat protruding and open, to prevent her from getting an infection. The vet said I would probably have a better chance of getting her bred AI, since she would have a better chance of clearing the fluid, etc. She said she didn't think the mare urine-pools. So, she is booked to a very fertile stallion for this year, and I'm tracking her heat cycles. She still has the yellowish discharge from her vagina area, should I be concerned. It runs down her legs and makes a mess of her. This mare does have a bad hip (injury) that possibly prevents her from spreading her legs far enough apart to keep her urine from dribbling down her legs. What should I do prior to attempting to breed AI?
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