The diagnosis and treatment of endometritis in the mare: Yesterday and today

Irwin Liu, M. H T Troedsson

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Abstract

Diagnosis and treatment of endometritis in the mare has been controversial and mostly empirical. The lack or inability of researchers to establish or develop a model that can serve as a standard or control makes this area of equine reproduction difficult to address scientifically. However, major advances have been made, particularly with the demonstration of the importance of uterine contractility in the elimination of bacteria, fluid, and inflammatory products from the uterus after breeding. This review provides a historical perspective of what has been done, and where we are now, in the approach to the diagnosis and therapy of endometritis in the mare.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-420
Number of pages6
JournalTheriogenology
Volume70
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2008

Keywords

  • Endometritis
  • Equine
  • Mare
  • Uterine treatment
  • Uterus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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