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Risks of not stitching tipped mare?

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Charlotte Dunne
Neonate
Username: Flybynite

Post Number: 1
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 11:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a 12yo TB mare, has had two foals through APHA, possibly more, last foal 2001. I purchased her in January, put her under lights and conducted a breeding soundness exam 2/1. Vet found her in excellent shape with good tone & no fluid, however as expected, was tipped and he recommended caslicks.

Since then she's been ultrasounded 4 times, each time shown excellent tone and no sign of infection. She took by live cover on first heat (despite having multiple follicals over 40 and being bred 6 days straight, and quitting breeding when she'd ovulated with one of them) and is now 30 days in foal. From starting under lights to caught ovulation was 68 days, with no stud onsite, so I'm feeling pretty lucky.

The point of all this, is I'm having a hard time justifying caslicks when she has a history of breeding without them, took first time, and has always looked good on u/s. Is this a valid assumption? From googling some, it seems that mares who aren't caslicked (& need it) can show signs of infection, be hard to get pregnant, or lose the baby within 30 days. Since she has passed all three hurdles so far, are the odds in my favor? what are the future problems I could face leaving her un-caslicked?

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Jos
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Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 01:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The greatest risk period is indeed in the first 30 days, but poor reproductive conformation and no Caslick's procedure can also lead to greater pathogenic access to the cervical region later in pregnancy which can result in the pathogen getting through the cervix (if there is any degree of cervical incompetency) and into the uterus, which results in placentitis. This at the very least is going to cost you money and years off your life from stress while treating it, and at worst the mare will abort.

If the conformation is that bad, you're lucky you've got this far, but gambling on your luck holding by not performing a cheap and easy procedure...
 

Charlotte
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Username: Flybynite

Post Number: 2
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 03:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The risk of placentitis is exactly what I was looking for. I'll discuss it with my vet at the 45 day check. Cheap it is, but I found watching the procedure anything but easy.

So you recommend the caslick of all tipped mares?

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Megan A Brown
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Username: Fabmeg

Post Number: 21
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 04:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My friends with a very tipped mare leased her out to someone who didn't have her stitched, she lost the foal to infection at six moths and caused some permeate reproductive damage.



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