I had a mare I want to breed checked by my vet. I was rereading his report and I am confused. What does this mean. Cervix-Good Uterus-Edematous, No Fluid, No Preg LO-NSF Multiple 10-15mm RO-33MM Follicle W/Multiple 10-15mm I am confused about how she can be edematous with no fluid?????
Anonymous Posted From: 188.8.131.52
Posted on Monday, November 17, 2003 - 10:10 am:
Dani the edema refered to here is fluid in the intercellular spaces of the uterus. No fluid, means there is no free fluid in the uterus. Cathy
I have a friend that has a 24yo mare that wont come out of heat . She has spent about 600.00 trying shots and tests nothing is working. The mare has had foals in the past with no problem. She does not want to breed her anymore. Why wont she come out of heat? She is normally a good girl, but she cant even ride her anymore. Please Help! Marion
Has she been checked for the presence of a uterine infection using both culture and cytology? A persistent infection may cause apparently continuous heat. Another good diagnostic would be to have a uterine biopsy performed.
The other possibility is that the mare has gone into a state of reproductive senescence (i.e. she is not cycling) and is therefore not producing progesterone any longer, which is the hormone that prevents heat display. While this would normally result in a "ho hum" attitude to the stallion rather than heat display, it may be that your friend has an exception to the rule!
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