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Anonymous
 
Posted From: 203.220.192.199
Posted on Sunday, June 19, 2005 - 06:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have a mare that I brought about a year ago and she has had two foals in her life and the previous owner said that we can not bred out of her anymore becuase she got an infection after the last foal in her uterus and because of this she got some wond sucking from the rear, They said beucase of this I could not get her back in foal because I could lose her or the foal or both. How true would this be???????
 

Jos
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Username: Jos

Post Number: 10163
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Monday, June 20, 2005 - 09:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A uterine infection would not cause wind sucking (pneumouterus or pneumovagina are the technical terms). These are caused by poor reproductive conformation or injury resulting in poor reproducitve conformation.

A uterine infection is usually manageable. There are some instnaces where it will become a repeat occurrence, but with proper management most can be cleared.

A uterine infection is not likely to to result in the death of the mare - and if it is present and preventing pregnancy, then why would it only be an issue if the mare were bred as has been suggested to you? It is possible that if she were bred you could end up with pregnancy loss (and I suppose if it were late enough in term, there is a possibility of dystocia during the abortion which could threaten the mare), as a result of placentitis.

Many mares with this condition benefit from the use of a Caslick's procedure.

I would contact a reproductive veterinarian (preferably a Theriogenologist, which is a board-certified reproductive specialist), and have them look at your mare. It may well be that things are not as bad as you have been led to believe.
 

Anonymous
 
Posted From: 203.220.192.183
Posted on Monday, June 20, 2005 - 08:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well she is a very well bred mare and we are thinking that the pervious owner didn't want us to bred out of her as they must have thought that I would not look into it. She is not a poor looking mare so thats what made my think that the diagnosis that they gave me was false.

Maybe they were talking about the mare foaling would led to mares death becuase she got the infection after giving birth to her last foal. They said that in order to get her in foal again I would have to stitch her after mating and unstitch her when about to give birth.

When she is in season she has not wind sucked at all. I have got her with the stallion now to see what happens just as long as I will not lose her.
 

Jos
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Post Number: 10165
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Monday, June 20, 2005 - 08:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If the mare has poor reproductive conformation and is windsucking, you will probably have better success getting and keeping her in foal if you perform AI, or at least a minimum contamination breeding with a single live cover rather than pasture breeding.

Part of the problem you are facing with the poor reproductive conformation is that she is going to naturally tend to infect herself because of her inability to easily prevent pathogenic access and the fact that the pathogens are being encouraged in with the windsucking. The repeated breedings with the pasture breeding situation are going to make that situation worse, and you are likely to see a higher chance of endometritis happening as a result (which will prevent pregnancy maintenance and/or establishment).
 

Anonymous
 
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Posted on Monday, June 20, 2005 - 09:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

They said that when she got the infection they cleared it up and everything was good!!!!!! It is amazing how a mare that has reared two great foals and has no trouble in the past with pasture breeding can suddenly get a dark cloud from one little infection and make thing difficult for her. She has been such a great horse to me between cattle work and Barrel Racing, I just want something from her to carry her name after she is gone. She is not one of my broodmares. She is one of my pride and Joys.



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