How do you treat enema in horses?

Discussion in 'Horse Management' started by Palomino, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. Palomino

    Palomino New Member

    Hi, I have recently discovered that my young thoroughbred mare has what we think might be enema. It is a soft liquid like lump the size of your palm under her stomach. She is showing no signs of being in pain and it doesn't seem to be affecting her performance. When we touch it, she is completely normal and doesn't give a care in the world.

    I was just wondering how I should treat it? After a few hours of research, I still couldn't find a straight forward answer. Do I get a vet out or just leave it and let it reabsorb back into her body? :unsure:

    Thanks guys.
  2. Satins mine

    Satins mine New Member

    I think you mean oedema which is a fluid swelling often a result of an insect bite. Cold water hose will help as would antihistamines if you feel it is causing discomfort.
  3. Palomino

    Palomino New Member

    Yes, I probably did mean oedema. Thank you so much for the advice, it really helped. Last night the swelling in the lump went down dramatically, soon it will be all gone! :D

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