I attempted to breed my 13.1hh mare to a 15hh stallion and she's been with him for the weekend and today I saw them breeding and when he came out she was bleeding from her vagina. She's been laying down a lot, really tired, and seems to be almost having contractions at times. She's bleeding slightly and has been since I went to get her around noon. Anyone have any idea what this might be? The woman who owns the barn is a good friend of mine and a nurse practitioner who specializes in woman's health...not that that has much to do with horse health, but she said not to worry too much. It happened to a friend of hers' mare and she left her alone and it cleared up and she's fine now. But that mare apparantly was bleeding more and I don't think was having the "contractions".
I'm going to search around the web for anything and then probably call the vet if she's still like this tomorrow...
If she was a maiden mare, it may be nothing more than her hymen being ruptured. If she is not, then it is possible that there has been damage internally during the breeding. This may be serious or not. It is why turning the stallion out with the mare is not recommended if one has concern over the health of either party.
The fact that you mention "contractions" (not normal) and an apparent apathy have me more concerned, and if this persists you definitely should have your vet evaluate her - and perhaps even if it doesn't.
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