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Post partum mare discharge

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Kay B. Jones,Nova born 2/24
Breeding Stock
Username: Kaybjones

Post Number: 155
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 04:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just checking. Topi, my mare, foaled on Sun. Feb 24, and quite a bit of creamy pale yellowish fluid is coming from vulva. Especially when I take her walking and trotting. Just wanted to be sure this sounds OK. How long does it last and is this the usual color.

Flies are also giving her trouble. And Nova the foal. I'm bathing her back end every day and washing her tail and legs, trying to keep the gunk off. Vet said I could spray a little fly spray right on her back only and lower legs. Any other suggestions for her and Nova.
 

Colleen Beck
Breeding Stock
Username: Gypsycreations

Post Number: 416
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 04:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kay, has it been coming out all along or did it just get worse. Sounds like she could have a uterine infection to me.
 

Jan Owen
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 1118
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 05:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kay~My mare had a discharge for about a week. You had your mare checked/plancenta checked post foaling I think? I wold take her temp and make sure she is not running a temp. How about odor? Does it smell? If it smells, running temp call vet out now...if not watch her. Don't be afraid to but your vet~I always err on the side of caution. As far as the foal is concerned I don't know if you read my other post on it but have you tried KY jelly on her back side under her tail it really helps in the clean up. I used fly spray on my foals backside but a natural one that was okay on pregnant/nursing mares...and I hung fly bags. Kind of early for a major fly problem? My baby was born in July UGH! in CA UGH! so she even had a fly mask on at 2 weeks old. Please keep us posted on how Topi is doing.
 

Kay B. Jones,Nova born 2/24
Breeding Stock
Username: Kaybjones

Post Number: 157
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 05:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks, the foals bottom a lot better. Now I'm kind of concerned he's not pooping enough. Got to watch him closer and for longer periods of time to make sure I catch it. He's nursing good and urinating for sure. The discharge has been fairly consistent since the birth. I'll check about smell. Can't really remember any. And I'll try the temp. Thanks, both of you. I'll keep you informed what I do.
 

Kay B. Jones,Nova born 2/24
Breeding Stock
Username: Kaybjones

Post Number: 160
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 10:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Checked Topi, still discharge, messy, no smell noted, Temp. @ 99 degrees if I did it right. Nova did have MESSY yellow gooey poop. Boy does IT stink. I don't think Topi even wanted near him. He is soo sweet when I clean him up. He must know I'm helping him. I did put the KY Jelly. I may call vet tomorrow and see what he says, too about Topi. I'm so glad we can get really graphic about our problems here. Thanks, guys.
 

Colleen Beck
Breeding Stock
Username: Gypsycreations

Post Number: 418
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 11:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kay, I would double check with my vet. None of my mares have a discharge for that long, 48 hours at most. Also, a mare has to have a REALLY bad uterine infection before her temperature will go up.

We had a long bout of foal diarrhea with Ziggy because his mommy was on antibiotics. Yuck. I never tried the KY jelly thing...hmmmm
 

Kay B. Jones,Nova born 2/24
Breeding Stock
Username: Kaybjones

Post Number: 161
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 08:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Called vet and he is giving me an antibiotic for @ 5 days to put in her feed. It was getting greener this AM. She's still eating, drinking, pooping, peeing well. Think we caught it!! Thanks for encouraging me to go on and call. I'll not panic if Nova, baby, gets a little diarrhea. He said Topi may also. I'll keep the KY jelly handy. Used it last night and his bottom looks better and clean.
 

Jan Owen
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 1126
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 10:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am so glad that you decided to call your vet. Err on the side of caution. I am glad the KY helped out too. Keep us posted on Topi!
 

Catherine Owen
Weanling
Username: Cateowen

Post Number: 36
Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 11:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm always on the side of caution, of course I am a worry-wart. I think I actually drive my vet nuts sometimes but I guess I would always rather it be nothing than something and I didn't catch it as soon as possible.
RE: Little one's bum. We have used that A&D ointment (for diaper rash) successfully and it seems to speed healing if they are scalded a bit. It also sort of forms a barrier of sorts so the pooh doesn't stick to them so bad and scald them in the first place.
As a side note, I like to use the A&D on my hands in the winter when they take a lot of abuse and get so chapped.

(Message edited by cateowen on February 29, 2008)

(Message edited by cateowen on February 29, 2008)
 

Dianne Edwards
Breeding Stock
Username: Mamaedwards

Post Number: 399
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 12:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Some Probios might help keep her from getting diarrhea or at least keep it from being so bad.
 

charlene birdsall, Baby due 4/2/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Charlie67

Post Number: 606
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 10:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good idea Dianne. I'm also a firm beliver in probotics, and put a tube of it in my foaling kit.

Catherine is the A&D ointment safe for foals?
 

Kay B. Jones,Nova born 2/24
Breeding Stock
Username: Kaybjones

Post Number: 162
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 11:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What are Probios and where do you get it?
 

Dianne Edwards
Breeding Stock
Username: Mamaedwards

Post Number: 404
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2008 - 08:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It is a product that helps regulate the microbacterial stuff in the digestive tract. Label says help maintain or establish proper flora in the digestive tract. It works great on newborns, diarrhea, after worming, stress situations, etc. You can get it at places that carry equine supplies or order from Jeffers, Valley Vet etc. How is she doing Kay?
 

Kay B. Jones,Nova born 2/24
Breeding Stock
Username: Kaybjones

Post Number: 167
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Saturday, March 01, 2008 - 04:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Topi does seem to not have near the discharge. In fact today, I think none. Given antibiotic two days now. Have not noticed any diarrhea from either one. Nova had hiccups today. That was funny.
 

Samantha
Nursing Foal
Username: Dressage_diva333

Post Number: 12
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Monday, March 03, 2008 - 05:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

One of my mares retained a peice of the placenta, and that caused yellow-ish discharge. We flushed her, and put her on anti-biotics. She was fine after 2 uterine flushes. My mare's filly also had some diarrhea, but that cleared when the mares infection cleared.



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