I have a mare that has an inflamed and enlarged cervical fossa that protrudes slightly through her vulva lips. Her vulva is also short. Anyone know what this could be and is there any hormonal imbalance that may cause this? She is a 15 yr old TB mare and supposedly has had foals before. She has been palpated and her reproductive tract feels normal. Thanks. Please email me at email@example.com
Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2003 - 10:20 am:
It is extremely unlikely that this is the cervix that is protruding from the labia. The vagina is typically about 12 inches long in the mare (variable) and the cervix is of course at the cranial (head) end, so this would mean that your mare has a cervix (which is normally about 3 inches in length between the vagina and uterus) that is some 15 inches in length!
I would encourage you to have her re-evaluated by a different person if this was indeed the previous diagnosis.
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