In foal mare with abscess

chevs

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Went to field yesterday morning to find my tb mare totally crippled on her left fore. Felt sure it was an abscess so poulticed her. No puss this morning so got vet out, dug out foot and there was so much puss. Much more than i've ever seen before.

My main question is.........Has any-one given pregnant mares danilon?? Today vet said it was ok but when i asked about giving it to a pregnant mare before they said no.

Poor horse is really sore so would like to give her something to ease the pain but dont want to harm baby. She is 12weeks pregnant.

Help!!!!!!!!!
 

librauk

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My mare is the same
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farrier due out soon to see if he can find the root, been hot tubbing & poulticed all weekend...... she was the same 6 weeks ago, and got vet out at that point, he dug around but did not get much out, even though she went sound, he was relucatant to give her anything then , as she was only at 28days.
I have had never had any lameness problems with this mare until now, and i think its coz she is unshod now ?? it is maddening as you really want to ease there pain !!!
 

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I know how you feel! My mare has had two abscesses in 3 months now since she's been pregnant - never had them before! There seems to be loads around at the moment.

My poor girlies finally came out of her heel last Weds after 8 DAYS! So she had to have bute. I was told previously that Danilon is better than bute but at 12 weeks I should think you will be OK. Mine had danilon with the first abscess (about 6 weeks preg) and then bute last week (about 4 months preg).

try not to worry too much, my other mare broke her leg whilst 5 months pregnant last year, she had surgery, a week in horspital and literally a carrier bag full of drugs for weeks and weeks and the foal was born totally healthy and normal. I think they are tougher than we think they are
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Hope that helps and hope your mare gets better soon
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We had this with Jasmin when she was expecting Spring, trouble was she was 9 months gone when we had the problems. After callouts from the vet and farrier and loads of TLC she was fine.

I think we got more in a pickle over it than she did.
 
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