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13-03-07, 08:51 AM
Hello All, these are the photos, I said i was going to put up of the 4 month old foal of mine that had mastitis, she is fine now and back home. Just have to check her everyday for the next few weeks.

These Photos were taken he first day I noticed it, before she was on any medication.




These Photos were taken on the second day of treatment, she was on 2 shots of pannicelin (sp?) daily and one shot of bute for swelling:



These photos were taken on the Fourth day of treatment, big difference aye!!


Thanks, SP

13-03-07, 10:19 AM
Wow, how on earth did a 4 month old foal get Mastitis?!?!

Glad she is getting better :)

And now I am going to see if I can find the original thread...

sierra madre
13-03-07, 11:35 AM
Thats quite interesting, Im guessing her dam had contaminated milk? Is she on antibiotics aswell? Just in the last week or so I correctly diagnosed a yearling filly at my work that had it aswell. The young woman vet didnt think maiden mares and young horses can get it. (She said they don't teach that at vet school!) Im not using her in a hurry then!

Years ago I also had a four year old mare in full race work that got it too. She also was on penicillin twice a day for 5 days. I guess its just that type of season. Are you in a drought affected area? Perhaps that was a contributing factor to the cause?

13-03-07, 01:05 PM
Oh poor filly....I didn't realise that foals can get Mastitis, but I am glad she is feeling so much better!

That was a worry to find a foal getting it.


Red Dun
13-03-07, 01:33 PM
Oh God!! Very interesting, I never realised babies and maiden fillies/mares could get mastitis either :o

thank you for posting!

13-03-07, 02:51 PM
I have a mare who had mastitis twice while she was racing. It was first caused by a drug that she was given after an injury.

I weaned her first foal off her seven days ago, and from the first day i put her on Trimidine powder (antibiotic) and there has been no sign of it thank goodness.

Was your baby or her Mum on any sort of medication?????

Was either sick??

I'd love to know more about it!

14-03-07, 06:01 AM
Yes, we are sorta in a drought area, her and the dam have been on round bales due to lack of pasture, and also now on a hard feed of wheaten chaff, lucene, stud master, dolomite, garlic, mag and salt.

The dam was on no medication, andthe foals was only on medication when she had the mastitis. I had a few people shocked it was mastitis, but the vet i went through agreed and said it was too.

Both mare and foal were/are healthy and also have access to food and water.

The dam showed no sign of mastitis, i am not to sure if she had it when she had her first/last foal, as i didn't owned her then.



14-03-07, 11:24 PM
I too never realised that maiden fillies can get it - but my mare did when she was a 2yo. All cleared up with penicillin shots - has a funny habit of squealing whenever you wash her out after she is worked in between her legs - so not sure what is going on there. lol. Have had it checked out and all is ok, so just a strange behaviour ?

14-03-07, 11:44 PM
One of lifes little mysteries! I guess you'll probably never find out how or why.

I'd put a guess at some sort of foreign object, maybe a grass seed or something like that, not that you'd think anything would fit up the itty bitty titty's of a foal :P

Hope she has responded well to treatment :)