I am considering purchasing a 13 year old maiden mare who might have an "Inverted Uterus." What is this? It doesn't sound too good to me. She is having a breeding soundness exam next week, but I am not to confident in the vet's reproductive assesment skills--I live in an area where most horses are bred and raised in people's backyards without too much assistance from a vet--I don't think they run across problems like this too often--could someone inexperienced miss it, or will there be an obvious difference in palpable conformation?
Posted on Friday, July 05, 2002 - 11:33 am:
The term "inverted uterus" is not one that is used as a diagnostic term in connection with the equine as far as I am aware. If you can get some more detailed information or a more accurate description I might be able to assist.
My girlfriend had a mare that she took up to madison because of breeding problems the vet said she had a tilted or inverted uterus and the mare was retaining fluid and had to be flushed a multitud of times. This mare was not able to be bred. I do know of another mare that they said she had a tilted uterus. She would have to be flushed before breeding but took always on the second try. GOod luck.
Posted on Friday, August 09, 2002 - 10:25 am:
Okay I am definetly no expert here I am just offering an opinion. I believe tilted and inverted uterus is two different things. This is not horse related but.....I know in people the uterus is kind of C shaped and I have an inverted uterus myself which means mine looks more like a backwards C. I had absolutely no problems through my pregnancy or delivery. Doctor said it was like 5% of women have an inverted uterus but it does not affect anything. But of course I would still consult a vet like you are doing.
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