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tbgirl25

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tbgirl25 says:

Help - Weaning and mares udder

My mares foal is now 9 months old and I seperated them yesterday afternoon for the first time. The mare has been slowly kicking off the foal for a while so I decided to wait until now so its a bit more of a ntural process.

They were seperated really easily, no neighing or running around at all - much much easier than expected as my mare can be a bit of a stress-head. haha.

Anyhow I just checked them again ths afternoon and my mares udder is huge! Much bigger than when she foaled let alone whilst she was lactating.(she was fine this morning).

The mare is not bothered and acting perfectly normal, and I realise some swelling is going to occur, I just wasn't expecting it to be so much.

The mare is now on a very bare patch of ground with a load of hay to munch on through the day. I've cut her concentrate feed down competely but is there anything I am missing?

Photos attached - no sign of mastistis yet - teats are dry - but as you can tell I'm thinking it might happen....

Maybe a homeopathic preventative?

Thanks

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Help - Weaning and mares udder

My mare had mastitis and I did not know until vet picked it up as I had only just bought her and her last foal was 3 years previous I am told but she was and still is producing milk and I had to learn to strip a horse (milk) twice aday, suggest you have a talk with your vet asap. Also my mare has come into season big time and I have put her on a feedmark product to releave this problem which is herbal, she has taken up with a gelding who she runs alongside and he calls for her as well.

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