The latest Horse Course from the University of Kentucky's Veterinary (UK) Diagnostic Laboratory and Gluck Equine Research Center (presented by Pfizer Animal Health) is now available for viewing on TheHorse.com.
The presentation, "Endometritis in Mares," was led by Mats Troedsson, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, ECAR, chairman of the department of veterinary sciences at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center. Troedsson gave an overview of endometritis (the failure of the uterus to clear foreign contaminants, resulting in inflammation of the inner lining of the uterus), what causes it, and the best treatment options for the condition.
"Mares have a remarkable ability to clear the uterus of any inflammation in a very short time," Troedsson explained. "However, there is a subpopulation of mares--particularly older, multiparous (having foaled two or more times) mares--that fail to clear the uterus of endometritis when challenged. Those are the mares that we, as practitioners, are most often confronted with."
View other archived Horse Courses at TheHorse.com/HorseCourses. Recent additions to the Horse Course library include "Treating Upper Respiratory Diseases" with Laurent Couëtil, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM; "Muscle Power: Muscle Mass in Growing, Athletic Horses" with Kristine Urschel, PhD; and "Equine Malignant Melanoma: We Need to Help the Old Grey Mare" with John Robertson, VMD, MS, PhD.
Disclaimer: Seek the advice of a qualified veterinarian before proceeding with any diagnosis, treatment, or therapy.