Need some help . .. anybody deal with this before?
I have a mare, arabx? that we rescued. She is about 12 years old, sweetest thing.I have a little lesson program and use her for my intermediate riders.
Well about 2 years ago, we came out to bucket fulls of mucus on the pavement part of our paddock area. We panicked a bit, called the vet, she came right out. She determined that the muscus was getting trapped in the uterus ( I have the general idea correct, but may be getting small details wrong). It was heavy enough to rip a hole and then that is when the mucus poured out. Our vet, who is great, went in and tried to open the hole further, hoping it wouldn't close back up again. But it did, there is so much scar tissue and damage, that nothing short of a laser surgery is going to open her cervix back up. I wonder even if the laser surgery would eventually close again just making it so that we have to keep doing that (which we could not afford.). Our vet has calls in to new bolton to see about our mare seeing their Repo guy for a consultation and see if there is something we could be doing to help.
Right now, it is not dangerous. .. she gets colicky symptoms but it is just her trying to push the mucus out even though she can't. There is no infection. The problem would come in if she ruptured and she would die on the spot.
Sorry for not having things exact? If anyone has dealt with something similar I would love to hear from you. Our vet has dealt with it 2x in her years of practice and she said our horse is 10x worse then the other horse was.