An­other source of ud­der prob­lems?

EQUUS - - Letters -

I am writ­ing about “A Prob­lem Only Mares Can Have” (Con­sul­tants, EQUUS 490). I used to have a prob­lem with my mare get­ting lots of de­bris and sheets of stuff be­tween her teats. I picked it out by hand once a week. Thank good­ness she en­joyed me do­ing it.

I had blamed it on her be­ing turned out on pas­ture 24/7 and col­lect­ing dirt. Af­ter she grass foundered, I changed her man­age­ment so she lost a lot of weight, and now the prob­lem has all but gone away. She is still on 24/7 turnout but on a dry lot. I reg­u­larly check her ud­der out of habit but rarely find any­thing sig­nif­i­cant. Tracy Mey­ers Penns­burg, Penn­syl­va­nia

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