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Mare won't dry up.

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Mike S
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Username: Brickmoircom

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2009
Posted on Tuesday, March 03, 2009 - 03:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello everyone,

I weaned my mare and foal over 15 months ago yet she is still "bagged up" with a whitish discharge. The foal is still in sight of the mare and vets have suggested that one or the other needs to be taken away for the mare's hormones to change enough that she stops producing milk.

I do not believe that it is mastitis. There is no bloody discharge or heat and both sides are even. Vets have also looked and did not indicate that mastitis was the culprit.

I believe that this problem is affecting her behaviour while being ridden as she seems uncomfortable, sometimes kicks out and she keeps looking back. This is not her normal behaviour.

Does anyone have suggestions for getting her to dry up. I really don't want to have to take one or the other away from my property. Would regumate or progesterone calm down the hormones enough to allow her bag to come down?

Thanks.



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