Surgical management of uterine torsion in the mare: a review of 26 cases.

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Uterine torsion was diagnosed in 26 mares of various breeds. The mean duration of gestation was 9.6 months. The most common clinical history was intermittent unresponsive colic of varying duration. Diagnosis of uterine torsion was confirmed by rectal palpation, and surgical correction was achieved in most cases by standing flank laparotomy and manual repositioning of the gravid uterus. Recumbent laparotomy was used only if the mare was intractable, the uterus was ruptured, or hysterotomy was indicated. Of 20 foals determined to be alive during surgery, 14 (70%) were subsequently born alive.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-354
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 15 1981
Externally publishedYes

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  • veterinary(all)


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