Just had a biopsy result on 6 yr old mare as having acute endometritis. covered her last year (june)as a maiden, no sign of her coming back into season, but found out she was not infoal after a blood test in the october. January she appeared to come into season - or at least threw out a bit of gunk from her vulva. been clean ever since an appears to be cycling normally.
Any ideas where this infection came from - could it be transmitted by the stallion? (I covered another mare with him after this one and she's infoal)What is the best form of treatment? Should the vet be trying to identify the infection? What's the odds of future fertility?
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2003 - 07:12 pm:
Pathogen origin may be environmental - manure, bedding, soil, water etc. - or may have been breeding-introduced. It is almost impossible to say.
Standard treatment is infusion with a suitable antibiotic (if bacterial) or other substance (if yeast or fungus) once the causative agent has been identified and antibiotic sensitivity tests performed (if bacterial).
Future fertility will be related to the degree of damage resuling from the pathogen presence.
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