I had a discussion with someone regarding the routine sewing up of racemares at the track, as well at the fact that I have encountered a few maidens with uterine infections.
So here's my question, if you sew a mare up without any sort of culture/cytology, and there is an infection present, will being sewn up reduce the mare's ability to clear said infection. And a follow up question - how often do mare's clean-up infections on their own? Is it related to the severity of the infection?
A Caslick prodcedure will probably not reduce the mare's own ability to clear an infection, but may even assist it as it will probably reduce the continuing ongoing pathogenic insult.
I can't give you a statistic on how often mare's clear the infection themselves, as it will depend - as you note - on the degree of infection, but also on the mare's immune system efficiency, and the pathogen itself.
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