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Sugar Infusion to Draw Swelling?

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Sharon Malmberg
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Username: Ryu2832

Post Number: 2
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 08:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So my new vet figured out why my mare didn't take last year. She has a low grade uterine infection. It wasn't a bacteria normally found in uterine infections (but she didn't specify which it was)--thought is that it was introduced during the insemination.

U/S shows that she has some swelling in the right uterine horn. New Vet thinks because of low grade infection.

Long story short, has anyone used a sterile saline/sugar/antibiotic solution to help draw swelling out of the uterus?
 

Jos
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Username: Jos

Post Number: 10461
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 11:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Firstly - what did the cytology smear show? Follow that link for the article on the significance and importance of the cytology smear. If you haven't had one performed, start all over again and get one done!

Ultrasound is not usually used to detect a uterine infection...

One type of sugar - "Mannose" - has been used as an intra-uterine infusion with positive results when treating some pathogens including Streptococcus equi sub. zooepidemicus and Pseudomonas aruginosa. The use of saline/sugar/antibiotic would be somewhat unorthodox...

You might like to seek a second opinion on your mare from someone that specialises in equine reproduction - a "theriogenologist" is a veterinarian that has been certified in reproduction. I think it might be beneficial for you.
 

Sharon Malmberg
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Username: Ryu2832

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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 09:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

She didn't diagnose with U/S. She cultured and smeared, then came out with the portable U/S to check her ovaries, and found the right horn inflammation.

I went through 4 failed AIs with this mare last spring/summer, and got the crash course in AI troubleshooting. Which was probably a waste of time considering she most likely had this infection the whole time, and the vet didn't see the need for a new culture once we started breeding (she tested clean at the start of breeding season).

If the proof is in the foals, New Vet has the highest foaling rate in my area.

She said it was a sugar infusion, and mentioned and antibiotic--which I assumed was in the infusion, since I haven't given and meds or shots. I don't think the sugar was ment to treat the infection, but soothe the inflammation.

Just wondered if anyone has heard of it being used as a therapy for uterine inflammation. It's not mentioned in any of my AI books.
 

Jos
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 10:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Equine Science Journal article.

Good luck :-)
 

Sharon Malmberg
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Username: Ryu2832

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Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 12:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Aahhh. Sounds like New Vet may be presenting a rosier picture than what the mare's condition most likely is.

I will press for more details next visit. She's been out to see the mare twice, we are still establishing our communication.

I do like her, she seems very serious about getting this mare settled.

Thanks!
 

Anonymous
 
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 03:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jos...
What effect do you think Mannose tx would have on a fungal infection?
Have not been able to find any info.

Thanks!
 

Jos
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 08:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not good would be my bet, but I'm not aware of research on the subject.



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