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    Default Slight bag at day 287? A "hold my newbie hand" moment.

    Have already left a message for the vet...

    Day 287, maiden, eating well, looks good, seems happy, barn manager taking her temp for me in a few minutes.

    How worried should I be about placentitis vs. early bagging?

    Eta: temp normal



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    Does it go away when she exercises? Has she had previous foals? If you answer "Yes" to both, and she has no temperature and seems well, I would not panic. You are just 33 days away from the "safe" date. I'm sure the vet can offer reassurance.



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    If it is a slight change, and it doesn't increase dramatically over the next few days, and there isn't any vaginal discharge then I wouldn't worry much. It has been my experience that mares can start having udder development 4-6 weeks prior to foaling. A gradual increase in size wouldn't worry me, but a sudden, full udder would worry me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillside H Ranch View Post
    If it is a slight change, and it doesn't increase dramatically over the next few days, and there isn't any vaginal discharge then I wouldn't worry much. It has been my experience that mares can start having udder development 4-6 weeks prior to foaling. A gradual increase in size wouldn't worry me, but a sudden, full udder would worry me.


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    Thanks all. Vet will be out early Monday morning for an ultrasound. Better safe than sorry, I guess! Fingers crossed. The normal temp makes me feel a little better. And Monday will come fast.



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    This isn't to freak the OP out, but I wanted to clarify the temperature issue for others who may be reading. It is very rare for a mare with placentitis to run a fever. In fact, in all the cases of placentitis I've seen, all of the mares had normal temeperatures. The uterus is great at "walling" things off from the rest of the body, so even a severe infection in the uterus/placenta rarely cause systemic effects. That is also why treating placentitis is so difficult...
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    That is great to know HHR...and jibes with what my vet told me over the phone. So quite happy to have him ultrasound tomorrow! So I can sleep! Hopefully...

    Bag about the same today. Hasn't gotten any larger. I cleaned down there today and that did not cause her any discomfort. No temp. No discharge. No change, essentially.



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    Fingers crossed all is well with your mare!! Keep us posted!!



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    Ultrasound looked good!!! So relieved. Even got to see baby's head, which was pretty fun! Thanks all.


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