Worried Mom; Mare In Heat?

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  • dylbillpickle Original Poster dylbillpickle
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    Ok, I feel really stupid asking this, but I just recently rescued a mare (OTTB) and she is leaking yellowish/clear fluid. I think it may be because she is in heat, but I’ve been riding for 9 years, and the other mares I’ve dealt with have gone into heat in a more obvious way (like when they almost do that half squat before leakage?) and her’s just… leaks without any tell-tale sign or warning. She doesn’t have any other symptoms either; no calling out for other horses, isn’t winking, nor does she carry her tail higher. She’s not acting weird, but then again I’ve only had her for 7 weeks, so I don’t know exactly what “normal” is either… If she wasn’t my horse I’d probably just wave it off as a mare showing her heat cycle differently than what I’m used to, but since she’s MY mare… I guess I’m just a worried mom? Hopefully? She hasn’t had any soundness problems until now (I’ve had her for almost two months.)

    Anyway, if anyone can just tell me whether this sounds normal or if it sounds like there may be something wrong, I’d really appreciate it. It’s been going on for a week, and it’s dirtying her butt and making her tail sticky… I don’t want to call the vet unless something actually is wrong, and this sounds too trivial… PLEASE help! Thanks in advance.

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    "And those that were seen dancing were thought to be insane, by those who could not hear the music." - F. Nietzsche

    Mapale Mapale
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    I’d call the vet. Over the phone they will tell you whether or not this merits a farm call.

    Alois Podhajsky: “When I hear somebody talk about a horse being stupid, I figure it’s a sure sign that animal has outfoxed them. ...

    asponypal asponypal
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    My mare does this when she is in heat. She also tends to get sore and lazy and cranky. It only lasted about 2 weeks. Make sure you rinse under your horses tail regularly when she’s like that so her tail doesn’t get nasty. I made that mistake when I first got my horse! lol Hope this helps!

    dylbillpickle Original Poster dylbillpickle
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    Thanks! Yeah, it passed. Lasted about two weeks, but it stopped, so I guess that’s just what I should expect next time! Thanks again!!

    "And those that were seen dancing were thought to be insane, by those who could not hear the music." - F. Nietzsche

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