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Thanks for your advice its priceless has its all new to me, ive had horses most of my life but never foaled any, i will take more pics tonight see if i can get a better one of her teats but the only swelling is just in front of the teats and fells puffy and only abot 3ich like a circle if that makes sense

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That's edema. Mares can have that if they are overweight or its a start of bagging up. Since she doesn't look overweight, I'd watch for the edema move back into her bag.

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Argh right i know what your saying, i have a over weight sec a and she has fat pads but there way bigger and theres two this is about the size of a big bee sting and central

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Thanks for your advice its priceless has its all new to me, ive had horses most of my life but never foaled any, i will take more pics tonight see if i can get a better one of her teats but the only swelling is just in front of the teats and fells puffy and only abot 3ich like a circle if that makes sense

 

That's a great start, and that sounds like what I referred to as "cylinders". Also, be sure she is off of any fescue grass!! That will prevent the mare's milk from coming in and causing problems for the pair after foaling.

 

EDITED to add...if you think they feel like bee stings, then those are NOT the cylinders that I was referring to afterall.

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Thanks i will look into fescue grass as i was unaware of that x

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Im another that says "pregnant" :)

 

Lovely mare you have !!

 

Keep us posted on some updated pics when you get the chance say every 4-5 days , so we can have look as to any further noticeable changes :)

 

Any questions you have , ask away :)

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Also last night when i brought her in she had funy lumpy swelling and veins now this morning the lumpy bits had gone but not the veins??

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When your feeding her next, Put your hand flat under her stomach just in front of her udder, you should be able to feel movement/kicks ect.

 

The veins and the lumpy bits are edema , which is perfectly normal :)

 

Could be the camera angle but if you compare the photos of her udder form the 8-12th , It looks like there is a little development in that department.

 

Thanks for the pics :ThumbUp

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