My 16 year old Quarter horse mare has spontaeously miscarrried a 7 month old fetus. She has carried foals to term in 99 and 2000. She was open for 2000. She was confirmed pregnant by ultrasound last August. She was due April 25 this year. The fetus and placenta look within normal limits. Any ideas what would cause this miscarrage?
Posted on Sunday, January 06, 2002 - 11:42 pm:
Did this mare recieve her Rhino shots?
Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2002 - 07:58 pm:
no she did not. we have not hauled anywhere since summer time. however, we did get 2 new horses on our place in oct. could the new additions have exposed her and caused the miscarriage this late?
Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2002 - 12:28 am:
My guess would be yes.
Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 09:55 am:
The initial culture results of this mare's uterus came back as Pseudomaonas. The sensitities are not back yet but we did give her a gentamiacin infusion into her uterus. When I bought her 8 years ago she had a caslick's in place. We never knew why it was put in or her breeding history. We took it down with her first breeding for us 4 years ago and left it down. She carried her foals back to back for the first two years without difficulty. The 3rd year did not settle. Then this year lost the foal. Her confirmation is mildy abnormal with a slightly tipped uterus. I know this is a nasty bug to clear up in humans. If we get her cleared up should she be cultured prior to breeding every year and what kind of surveillance will she need during her pregnancy? Thanks
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