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Discharge and "blisters" on vulva.

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Joie Roddy
Neonate
Username: Joie

Post Number: 4
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 09:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a mare that I purchased in October of 2006. She had just weaned a foal, and was in rather poor body condition, but she came from a respected breeder. Immediately upon arrival, I noticed a slight "blistered" look to her vulva. Actually, the interior pink skin was protruding, and appeared irritated. There was a very slight, thin discharge. In a couple of days, it went away on it's own. A few weeks later, the symptoms returned, and coincided with her heat cycle. Went away, happened again, etc. I asked the seller about it, and she said she always had a bit of discharge on the vulva, and it was nothing to worry about. I trusted this. Now, spring arrives and she goes through a mild transitional heat a few weeks ago, and VOILA! Symptoms reappear. I had the vet out a week ago to do a ultrasound and palpation. Of course, she was JUST starting to come into season, so the signs I had been noticing were not present. Her said everything appeared normal. Did not do a culture. (My mistake, I SHOULD have insisted.) Well, so, she had a 31mm follicle at the time, so the next day I prep her for POSSIBLE breeding over the next week. I clean the area, and wrap her tail. The next morning, she has a SIGNIFICANT amount of discharge, white and even blood tinged in some areas. Her "blisters" are back, and she is beginning to show slight signs of estrus. I clean her off, and within minutes, the discharge has returned. It SEEMS to simply coat her "blisters". Like whereever the vulnerable, inner skin on the vulva is visible, it is forming a protective "barrier".

The seller still insists this is normal. The seller also bred her via AI. No chance of infecting a stallion. *I* use live cover...but I am no way allowing my stallion near the mare at this time.

I KNOW I need to have the vet out asap, while symptoms are present. In the meantime, has ANYONE experienced "symptoms" like this??
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 142
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 01:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would definately have done a culture and not wasted time breeding a dirty mare. The discharge more than likely is coming from within because she is dirty.
 

Joie Roddy
Neonate
Username: Joie

Post Number: 5
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 02:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, she is set up for a biopsy, cytology, and culture for Monday AM. I am not worried about wasting TIME, but I don't want my stallion exposed to anything during breeding. I have *not* bred her.

(Message edited by Joie on March 17, 2007)
 

Jenni Luttrell
Breeding Stock
Username: Bugrace2000

Post Number: 251
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 04:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am not familar with this type of thing but is it possible she have herpes? Just a thought I do know horses can contract it.
 

Joie Roddy
Neonate
Username: Joie

Post Number: 6
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 07:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, I must be crazy. Now, she's clean as a whistle. STill having her vetted Monday AM.
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 144
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 10:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

LOL I always worry about wasting time! I would like nothing more than a farm full of January 1st babies, every year!
 

Joie Roddy
Neonate
Username: Joie

Post Number: 7
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 07:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

OMG! That would be my BIGGEST nightmare!! January babies..eek!! I have ONE confirmed in foal for a January 30, 2008 foal so far. I didn't know whether to laugh (because obviously the stallion is fertile) or cry (thinking of foal watch when it's 20 below here in Illinois)!!

Anyway, she apparently looks great "inside". Cytology, etc. was all good so far. However, after the exam, she let loose with her bladder and there was literally a PILE of crystals and gunk on the mat after she voided. ICK. So, she's on SMZ's for 2 weeks for a bladder or urinary tract infection. Sigh. But at least she isn't contagious!



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