I have a mare who was negative on both her blood tests and on manual palpation. Due to these negative tests, she was given prostaglandin and when it didn't bring her into season, was given it a second time. Two months later she developed an udder, wax and began to run milk. Now three weeks after that started, she aborted in the night (setting off the foaling alarm). Her waters broke and no foal appeared, so on calling the vet she had a dead and deformed 5 month foetus that was presenting with all four feet, head and tail facing outwards. The mare has come through extremely well, but the vet refered to it as a schist. Can anyone tell me what this is and what may have caused this foal to die (including the possibility that it was the prostaglandin). Thanks.
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