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POSSIBLE ABCESS ON MARES VULVA AREA???

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

Post Number: 782
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 05:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I noticed a few days after foaling, that mare Baby, had a like swollen lump on the right side of her vulva. It felt squishy when I pushed on it like there was some kind of fluid in it. I called my vet and he said that if she let me push on it, that it probally wasn't an abcess, but sounded to him like "sunomia". I don't think I spelled that right, but that is how it sounds. Does anyone know what this is, or have a mare have this happen 11 days after foaling here are a few pics so everyone can see what I'm talking about. The first two were taken yesterday and the last two were taken five days prior. http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa97/mollytomale-photos/0330082015b.jpg http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa97/mollytomale-photos/0330082015a.jpg http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa97/mollytomale-photos/0325081936a.jpg http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa97/mollytomale-photos/0325081936.jpg
 

Jo Angela Stirewalt
Yearling
Username: Raknrydr

Post Number: 98
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 09:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Its hard to see in the picture, but the first thing that comes to my mind is a Hematoma which is a blood filled sac normally caused by trauma.

I see it quite often in dogs such as cocker spaniels with bad ear infections that have scratched and shook there head so much that the ears are slapping against the head until they cause the internal bleeding that bubbles up as a hematoma.
They will usually go down on there own, but with dogs its best to lance them because as the blood dries up it causes the ear leather to draw up with it and causes the ear to always have a shrunk wrinkled area.

I don't know what the difference is with the mares but I would call the vet back and ask more questions.
 

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

Post Number: 783
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 - 01:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Jo Angela. Thanks for responding to my post. After I posted, I looked up "Seroma" (the correct spelling), in a book my friend lent me, called "The Horse Doctor Is In" by Brent Kelly, DVM. It said that Seroma is pretty much the same as a Hematoma, but instead of blood that leaks from blood vessels and tissues,it's serum. It is caused due to trauma. The author says that most times it will resolve itself as the body reabsorbs the fluid. The author didn't reccomend lancing it because if the leaking vessel hasn't healed yet, then the fluid would just keep coming out. He reccomended cold hosing or placing cold packs on them. My vet is coming out tomorrow to look at it. I'll let you know what he says. Thanks again for your response. I'll post some more pics tomorrow when I get home from work.
 

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

Post Number: 786
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 - 08:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jo Angela, my vet was out today and looked at my mare and said it was an abcess, and that she is starting to get one on the other side of her vulva also. He said he doesn't know how she got it, but to hot pack it if she'll let me, using a wash cloth and some warm epson salt water. This is just so weird. Have you, or anyone else that might read this post, ever have their mare get abcesses around the side of their vulva a few days after giving birth?



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