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What's going on with my mare?!

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Tracy Smith
Breeding Stock
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 289
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 03:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I need some opinions from you guys. My mare Tali is approx. 120 days pregnant. Today as I was looking out at the pasture I noticed that Tali would lie down, roll, and then do this weird rocking thing. She must be making noise because one of my other horses went over and started smelling her. She has done this 2-3 times and when she's not doing it she occasionally bites at her side. She hasn't laid down now for about 2-3 hrs. Now here's the problem, my first thought is she's losing the baby or she's colicking but I can't get out and check her because I just had ankle surgery and I'm on crutches with a cast. My husband will be home in a few hours and he can bring her in then but I'm freaking out! Does anyone know what this could be other than losing the foal? The good news is that she seems to be calmly grazing for the last couple of hours. Is this a common time for the foals to start putting pressue on her insides so she might just be uncomfortable? HELP!
 

judy cervantes
Weanling
Username: Judy

Post Number: 25
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 04:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

HI TRACY,MY MARE WILL LAY DOWN AND ROCK BACK AND FORTH IF SHE IS TRY TO ITCH HER BELLY ON THE GROUND OR ON HER BACK FOORT THAT IS UNDER HER,IT FRECKED ME OUT THE FIRST TIME I SAW IT,
 

Tracy Smith
Breeding Stock
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 290
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 04:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That makes me feel much better Judy :-) Tali is super sensitive skin wise (bugs bother her more than my other horses) so itching her belly makes a lot of sense. I'll keep my fingers crossed
 

Deborah Bills
Breeding Stock
Username: Jinty123

Post Number: 160
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 05:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tracy, dont panic. Jinty does it loads. She is itching her belly on the ground. It does look a bit freaky the first time you see them doing it. I havent seen her do it for a while but this is because she is the size of a hippo at the moment and would probably not be able to get up once shes down. Lol.
 

Heather Cooke
Yearling
Username: Hcvideo

Post Number: 64
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 06:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hey Tracy
My bet is she is itching her belly also. I had a mare that would lay down and scratch one side, sit on her butt like a dog then rock forward and scratch her belly then she would pivot on her butt to lay on the other side for a good scratch. It was a real hoot to watch. She never would roll over, the funny thing is she taught her filly to do it also.
Hope your ankle mends soon.
 

Tracy Smith
Breeding Stock
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 293
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 08:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks everyone for your input, I'm calm now I've had pregnant mares before but I've never seen this. I watched her do it again and I think you guys are right, she's itching her belly. She does kind of sit up after rolling and then rocks back and forth. It's the craziest thing I've ever seen! Why do they do this? Does being in foal make them extra itchey?
 

judy cervantes
Weanling
Username: Judy

Post Number: 26
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 - 10:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

TRACY,DICE HAS ALWAYS DONE THIS,I THINK BECAUSE THE FLIES LIKE TO BITE UNDER THERE AROUND THE BELLY BUTTON AND ALONG THE WHOLE BELLY LINE,SHE GOT A SWOLLEN TEAT AND GLAND,I HAD TO HOSE HER OFF EVERYDAY,UNTILL THE SWELLING WENT DOWN.



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