Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Discuss Kicking her stomach at the Horse Health forum - Horse Forums.

Hey guys, I got a quick question. I have noticed lately that my mare Destiny ...
  1. #1
    Full Member Beautifulsould's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Cincinnati Ohio
    Posts
    181

    Arrow Kicking her stomach

    Hey guys, I got a quick question. I have noticed lately that my mare Destiny often kicks at her stomach with her left hind leg. She does this all the time, nothing seems to be bothering her. I touch her stomach and apply pressure and she doesn't seem to be irratated at all. People around the barn tell me it could be flies, but its a lot cooler in Cincy (Ohio) now and the flies have pretty much dissapeered, so my question is the fact that Destiny kicking her stomach does that mean she is in pain? Should I get it checked out?

    P.S.- When I touch her stomach she seems to have some sort of either scar tissuse or trapped fluid under her skin, her stomach is a litte bumpy, I don't know if that changes anything.
    Lauren Magee
    Scarletts Midnight Run
    March 28, 1998-June 4, 2006

  2. #2
    Senior Member horseychic_001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    richmond, bc
    Posts
    938
    If I were you, I'd get it checked out

  3. #3
    Senior Member POMDEROSA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    ORRINGTON,MAINE
    Posts
    548
    My horse was doing that same thing tonight with her left leg and it was flies. I had my husband look because he was beside her. I thought all the flies were gone too but they arn't. These weren't biting her just bothering her.

  4. #4
    Senior Member horseychic_001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    richmond, bc
    Posts
    938
    Maybe ask a vet to check? Get a professional's opinion?

  5. #5
    Senior Member+ HappyJoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    2,079
    My guess would be flies. I'm also from Ohio, and even though it is quite cool there are a few flies around still. It's normal for a horse's stomach to be slightly bumpy. The trapped fluid could be from where she has caught herself with her hoof a little. I wouldn't worry about it.
    Becca

  6. #6
    Deb
    Deb is offline
    Senior Member+
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,731
    My horse does that too. And her tummy is a bit bumpy as well. If that is the only symptom, I think she is probably just fine.

  7. #7
    Senior Member+
    MissBandit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Langley, BC
    Posts
    13,661
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Beautifulsould

    P.S.- When I touch her stomach she seems to have some sort of either scar tissuse or trapped fluid under her skin, her stomach is a litte bumpy, I don't know if that changes anything.
    That sounds like possibly hematoma. Fluid and/or blood under the skin due to a blow to the area. If she has been kicking at herself, she could have easily caused this. Stick your finger into the center of the pouch, if an indent remains afterwards that tells you it is a hematoma. No treatment required for that, leave it be and it will eventually be re-absorbed into her body. Gravity will move down to the lowest point and it may grow in size before it disappears, don't be alarmed by that. No hosing required.

    If you suspect she is kicking at flies/gnats then apply a good coating of fly spray a couple of times / day.
    Founder is the #2 killer of horses.
    Learn how to prevent, spot and treat this deadly disease.

  8. #8
    Senior Member+
    MaggieSue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    MIlan, Indiana
    Posts
    6,624
    Blog Entries
    11
    My friends horse did this, had the vet out (useless one), horse still did it, the horse went down about 2 days later and died. I'd get it checked out...now

  9. #9
    Senior Member+ reiner girl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    3,353
    in my opinion if it were my horse i would probably get the vet to come and have a look! just incase! good luck!
    ~To Rein A Horse Is Not Only To Guide Him, But To Control His Every Movement~

  10. #10
    Senior Member+ osage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    the green mountain top plateau of Jamestown, TN :)
    Posts
    1,971
    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieSue
    My friends horse did this, had the vet out (useless one), horse still did it, the horse went down about 2 days later and died. I'd get it checked out...now
    never found out what it was???
    there's nothing like the smell of a horse....ahhh.
    I am what I am By His Grace
    ~~~~~~~~
    equine friends~ Sage, Doc, Sheba, Ash, Donkey and now Rosie

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Psycho Stomach
    By Shannon in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-25-2006, 09:32 PM
  2. Sick to my stomach.
    By cowgurl1811 in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 07-12-2005, 03:53 PM
  3. Stomach Ulcers
    By XmasAngel98 in forum Horse Health
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-11-2005, 07:15 AM
  4. Stomach problems..?
    By o0HunteR0o in forum Horse Health
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-29-2004, 02:00 PM
  5. Stomach noises?
    By Miz Khiz in forum Horse Health
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-14-2004, 01:13 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •