I just bought a foal and was assured that she did not have a hernia. After seeing her there is a pouch and you can stick two fingers up in the abdominal area, but it does not appear that bowel is hanging out ever. She assured me that the vet had seen it and said that it would heal on its own.
So what is considered a hernia and should I be really concerned that there is an opening/pouch at this age.
I've read your post a few times, but didn't answer because I didn't feel I knew enough to. However, I am sorry this happened. I imagine by now a vet has looked at your filly and hopefully all is well.
Both my foals had very small hernias. One has completely closed, although she has a little piece of tissue that will have to be excised (just for looks). I have not checked my colt's lately, so will do that soon. They are four and a half months old.
I hope your filly's has spontaneously closed as well. Good luck.
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