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DrMelJ, Veterinarian
Category: Horse Management
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Experience:  University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine- class of 2007.
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We just bought an 11 year old mare and hauled her 9 hours to

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We just bought an 11 year old mare and hauled her 9 hours to our home yesterday. Today she has tried to urinate several times with only very small amounts of white colored urine coming out staining her black tail. She seems very nervous. Could she be in heat or should we being worried about something else?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Horse Management
Expert:  DrMelJ replied 2 years ago.
Hi there. Thanks for the question. It sounds like she is just stressed and nervous from the trip and her new home. She may have been a bit dehydrated too. As long as she is eating and moving normally and does t seem colicky or feverish you are likely fine. If she is not drinking well you can try feeding her a 1/2 lb of pelleted grain soaked in water to make oatmeal. You can check for a fever by taking her rectal temp....anything over 102 F would be a fever and she needs to be seen by a vet. If she is unwilling to eat or drink and continues to posture to urunste or lay down, then call a vet as she might be colicky and the urinatung might be her way of showing pain. I hope this helps. Best of luck.