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Please give me hope!

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Cindy
Weanling
Username: Vanity

Post Number: 29
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 12:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My favourite mare has been giving me some problems lately. She produced a lovely filly (caught first try) in 2004, in 2005 at 9 months gestation she aborted her foal, foaled a healthy colt in 2006, was bred once in 2006 and did not catch so was open and bred in 2007. In 2007 she was culture/cytology done and cleaned up as well as a caslicks put in. She caught first time (twinned) and one was pinched. At 283 days she developed placentitis and unfortunately aborted a dysmature foal at 326 days earlier this year.
I had a culture/cytology and biopsy done on her again this year (she had had a culture/cytology done in the past but not a biopsy) and it came back that she had quite a few different bacteria (ecoli and others I am not sure of off the top of my head) and was rated as having a Grade IIB biopsy. The vet said she had a lot of fibrous?? tissue in her uterus that they usually don't see so much of it until 17 or 18yrs old (this mare is 13yrs old). Anyways, she was bred a week ago and flushed post breeding with an antibiotic which these bacteria were sensitive to. So keeping my fingers crossed. Unfortunately we did not get the biopsy results back until the end of this week. Just wondering if we do have much of a chance of her conceiving and carrying a foal to term with this biopsy score? Can a biopsy score "improve" if an infection is cleaned up? Has anyone else had one graded a IIB and still managed to have multiple viable foals? Just wondering if I am throwing my money down the drain but she is so nice of a mare I just hate to not try atleast a few more times. Not only do I have to worry about whether she will conceive, but then whether she will carry it to term as well as the possibility of the placentitis recurring. Just wondering if someone can give me some hope. I swear she is going to make me grey before my time!
 

Jos
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Posted on Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 09:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

IIB gives a 10-50% chance of producing a live foal.

Fibrosis - while more common in older mares - is certainly not unheard of in younger mares, as you now know. You might want to discus a Betadine/DMSO lavage with your veterinarian. DMSO has an affinity for fibrotic tissue, and a potential to reverse some of the fibrotic changes.

If you have not cleared the infection, the chances of pregnancy establishment/maintenance are just about nil.

Placentitis is suggestive of a compromised cervix - did anyone check that?
 

Cindy
Weanling
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Post Number: 30
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 11:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Would the infection have been cleared from the post breeding flush possibly? I know they flushed her post breeding a couple of times (with an antiobiotic that the "infections" were sensitive to she told me. She said the second flush looked really good.
Yes, she has had her cervix viewed/examined multiple times and nobody has said anything about it being compromised. Can they tell just by looking?
 

Jos
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Posted on Monday, August 11, 2008 - 09:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Without doing diagnostics, one would know if an infection is cleared or not.

The cervix is manually palpated to evaluate its condition. Visualising it with a videoendoscope would be a good diagnostic for "looking at it", but use of a speculum is only going to evaluate the caudal end, not the whole thing; and the use of an ultrasound is pretty much useless for cervical evaluation.
 

Cindy
Weanling
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Post Number: 31
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Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 02:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well at 15 days post breeding she has been confirmed in foal. So I guess all we can do now is cross our fingers and hope she carries it to term!
 

Jane Whritenour
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Registered: 07-2008
Posted on Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 03:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Its great to hear good news. I'll keep my fingers & toes crossed for you as well. ( my own mare is in limbo land as far as pregnancy goes)



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