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'Random colic' turns into 'hormone problems'

'Random colic' turns into 'hormone problems'

Postby FlorayG » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:07 pm

Dut's been perfectly fine all winter.
This week she has the squits and won't let me touch her flanks. It's obviously hormones. Her behaviour is troublesome but I think that's due to the pain.
Any suggestions what I can try? Everything I can find online is targeted at the behaviour issues, which I don't think she will have if she is not suffering with cramps.
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Re: 'Random colic' turns into 'hormone problems'

Postby Trudi » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:39 am

J has her mare on regumate and she was even better this week than last.
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Postby FlorayG » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:27 pm

Trudi wrote:J has her mare on regumate and she was even better this week than last.

Yes but that's a behavioural issue caused by hormones. I think Dut has 'period pain' cramp (it's gone today). I've been reading about Regumate and it often doesn't address any pain issues. Anyway I'm waiting for the vet to ring me back to discuss.
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Postby Chevalblanc » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:29 am

Might be worth trying some Agnus Castus? I give it to G for his Cushing's but have also heard it can be effective calming hormonal problems with mares.....
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Postby Trudi » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:31 am

Poor girl, 'female' problems are so hard for them to contend with.
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Postby Tess and Organza » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:10 pm

Have a look at Hiltons Herbs, thetes one for behavoiral and one for ovarian pain
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Postby Tess and Organza » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:17 pm

I know it says easy mare so you think just behavoiral but product description mentions discomfort. Pain and behavoir go hand in hand no?
https://www.hiltonherbs.com/easy-mare-f ... egory=true
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Re: 'Random colic' turns into 'hormone problems'

Postby FlorayG » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:48 pm

Vet coming on the 24th to scan her ovaries and see if anything wrong
i will update later
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Postby Tess and Organza » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:59 am

how did it go?
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Re: 'Random colic' turns into 'hormone problems'

Postby FlorayG » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:22 pm

The hardest part was getting the needle into her neck :wink: but I had my trusty clicker and treat bag and she was OK with it after a bit of persuasion. Then she fell asleep on her feet and was actually snoring.
The scan showed perfectly normal but full of follicles, vet says she looks extremely fertile. He said she ovulated about 5 days ago so that ties in perfectly with her being so antsy from the 15th to the 18th. He's getting me a trial size Regumate to start her on on Tuesday
As she was recovering from the sedative she was SOOO lovely, soft and friendly and calm. He could have just left me the sedative... :lol:
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