Hi. I have a 20 year old barren mare. She had a foal last year and previous owners said she did not cycle, so they did not breed her back. Well she is now cycling fine, but since February we have been treating her for a yeast infection. It was discovered on a cytology,(nothing grows on a 48hr culture)it was said to be a 4+. We has since treated her for four heat cycles (Short cycling) We started with DMSO and vinegar, Then dmso and furacin,Then diluted kerosine and finally back to DMSO and vinager and furacin. We just cultured her again today and she does have some yeast colonies on the cytology. Any suggestions?? We are considering flushing,treating her and breeding her and then doing the same post breeding. I appreciate any info Thanks Carol
Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2001 - 09:44 pm:
You should probably consider a biopsy on this mare before going to the expense of breeding her. You would appear to have a very persistent yeast infection and one has to wonder how long it has been present and what damage it has caused to the endometrium......
You might want to try treating her with human yeast treatments as there has been success with using those. Obviously what is successful will depend upon what the yeast is. I would persist in attempting to isolate the organism so that you will have a better idea.
Yeasts can be particularly hard to dislodge as you are finding.....
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