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Culture results

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JackieB
Neonate
Username: Jackieb

Post Number: 8
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Friday, January 11, 2008 - 05:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My mare is going to a repro specialist to get cleaned out when she comes into season(tomorrow the 12th). We got her cultured last october and this is what the culture showed. I just want to know what everyone makes of it? Do you think it was a contaminant? The man obviously didn't know what he was doing, because everything he was saying was contradictory. "Oh, her uterus feels REALLY good, etc" but on the ultrasound he was pointing to alot of black fluid and said that was the infection(without even having the culture back yet). Isn't black fluid usually sterile?

Mind you, she didn't take this year but we only bred her once. The semen came from across the country and one of the syringes was cracked..And the repro vet was tied up so it was 9PM before he got there to inseminate her.(when i got the semen at 11 am it had already been shipping for about 24hrs).

When we bred my mare in 2003 she took on the first try. Now i know you guys are going to say, get a cytology. I'm getting one when she goes this time. I hadn't been informed before that she needed one WITH the culture.
Before this guy came along, the repro specialists in KY were always talking about how HEALTHY her uterus and reproductive organs looked.. This all just doesn't make sense. Her cycles aren't irregular. Her coat is shiny and she seems perfectly healthy.. so tell me what you make of this culture and how would you go about treating it?

ISOLATE 1: 4+ Staph epi., 4+ E.coli

ANTIMICROBIAL SUSCEPTIBILITY REPORT:
trimethsulfat s
timentin s
ticarcillin s
polymyxin b s
penicillin r
oxy-tetracycli s
gentamicin s
enrofloxacin s
ceftiofur s
cefazolin s
ampicillin s
amikacin s

... so basically the only thing it's resistant to by what they tried is penicillin. .. this doesnt make sense to me, especialyl since it's +4? i'm confused. someone help me out? how would you treat this? with what drugs?
 

Jos
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 1680
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Friday, January 11, 2008 - 11:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What did the cytology smear show? Was there even a cytology smear prepared? Take a look at the article about the importance of a cytology smear for more information.

Clear black uterine fluid is most commonly sterile fluid.

You need to start all over again with a good breeding soundness examination.
 

JackieB
Neonate
Username: Jackieb

Post Number: 9
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 10:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yup...I know, they're redoing everything when she goes over there lol. But I was wondering, if that is what she has, does that mean you can treat it with any of those drugs minus penicillin?
 

Jos
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Username: Admin

Post Number: 1681
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 10:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yup



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