I am considering breeding my 21 yr old mare. She has had previous foals, but not for several years and all before I owned her. I have heard a lot about a tilted uterus being a problem in older mares. Is this something that shows any outward signs or can it only be confirmed through an internal exam. I only ask this because this mare seems "sunken" between her rectum and vaginal area which makes the vaginal area appear to tilt backwards. Is this related or something totally different?
Hi Kathee, The outer conformation is not necessarily linked with the uterus, but being age related, you could still have both problems. An internal exam will tell you the state of her uterus and she will probably need a caslick to help with the vulval thing, as manure can get in and cause infection. Good luck.
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