Owner could not understand why her mare was so besides herself. The mare
- could not focus, was very distracted
- was constantly fretting, moving around
- threatened to rear
- seemed more aggressive
- had separation anxiety
- had udder swelling
- looked like she was constantly in season
We discovered that the calming product that was used was flax based. I told the owner to stop feeding it because I suspected the flax, which is high in phytoestrogens, was affecting the mare quite a bit. That was Saturday. The mare was just about 3 days later pretty much back to her old self.
Behavior like she showed is not normal for horses. So far, in pretty much all cases I have found that diet played a role, as was the case here too. And it only takes a few days to notice a change. In this case the product was Vitacalm.