Udder Issues for the Mare

Take any swelling, asymmetry, or other abnormality of your mare’s udder seriously.

A few days after weaning your foal, you notice his dam’s udder is hot and tender. While this veteran broodmare’s udder has been quite large at weaning time before, she’s never been so grumpy about having it touched. A veterinary examination confirms your suspicions: The mare has mastitis. Udder problems such as this are not terribly common, but if you own or manage a broodmare you should be aware of the following issues.

Mastitis

The most serious udder problem in mares is acute mastitis, which is a

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