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Mare with heaves ok to breed?

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Dorthy Brown
Breeding Stock
Username: Dodib

Post Number: 177
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Sunday, September 02, 2007 - 08:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My mare that has a 3 month old foal(Lilly) is acting very heavey right now --I think a lot of it is she was stalled for over 3 weeks while Lilly was recovering--usually she is out 24/7 with access to the barn. I had planned on breeding her again next spring but as much trouble as she seems to be having breathing right now I am wondering if its safe. We have had her not quite a year and I was not told she has heaves--I guess it could be an allergy. ANyway anyone have an opinions on this?
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 396
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Sunday, September 02, 2007 - 09:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would have your vet examine her to determine the source of her issues. If it is allergies, that can be dealt with by either drugs or removing the thing she is allergic to. Trust me that can be hard I have a very nice broodmare who like her father is allergic to grass. She has never had greass her entire life, just hay cubes.
 

Dorthy Brown
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Username: Dodib

Post Number: 178
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2007 - 09:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have had no issues with her before the being stalled for 3 weeks........I know pollen is high right now--I usually don't have allergies but am having symptoms of it. My issue is I really cannot afford another vet bill right now (after Lilly) unless it is life threatening. I have a call into the vet and am hoping they can just give me something to give her or tell me soemthing to buy. I have been putting Cough Free into her grain since Friday but this am she still seemed to be having trouble. I am so bummed I love this mare and she is suppose to be my riding mare!!
 

Jos
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Post Number: 1547
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2007 - 12:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If she does have COPD, interestingly enough, some mares improve during pregnancy. Depending therefore upon her degree of affectation, it may even be beneficial to breed her!
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 398
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2007 - 12:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Isn't there an inhaler for COPD? You can use that in an aero mask.
 

Dorthy Brown
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Username: Dodib

Post Number: 179
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Wednesday, September 05, 2007 - 12:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow Joes that is very interesting--possibly why we have not ever seen these symptoms in her before. She was bred when we got her.......
I have broke down and am having the vet out on Friday if her breathing isn't better....... I had to see her like this. She is still eating etc...and not much coughing but has quite a wheeze and her abdomen really heaves with each breath
 

sheila kelleher
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Username: Innishfael

Post Number: 1
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Monday, October 15, 2007 - 05:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

dorothy any update on your mare?
 

Dorthy Brown
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Username: Dodib

Post Number: 199
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 10:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh sorry--I had the vet out. Says no permanent damage--she has no heave line and her lungs although restricted at the time weren't too bad. He did give her a steriod shot. He says it could have been one bad bale of hay--could be allergies--could be COPD. Its hard to tell without having any background(I have only had her a year)
Her breathing improved by the next day and I really have had no issues since--I am still giving her an antihistime until the fall is over just to be sure!



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