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Reproductive and Neonatal Services


  • Rectal palpations
    • Determine stage of cycle
    • Pregnancy exams
    • Reproductive abnormalities
    • Evaluation of cervical tears
  • Digital ultrasound
    • Artificial insemination timing and pregnancy checks
    • Evaluation of ovarian function
    • Presence of ovarian cysts
    • Presence of twin pregnancy
    • Presence of uterine fluid and/or cysts
    • Evaluation of cervical tears
  • Vaginal speculum exams
    • Evaluation of cervical problems – tears, failure to open and relax for breeding, etc.
    • Vaginal cysts
    • Vaginal varicosities (increased size of blood vessels, mild bleeding)
    • Cervical dilation
  • Artificial insemination
    • Fresh semen
    • Cooled, shipped semen
    • Frozen semen
  • Uterine cultures and biopsies
    • Evaluation of uterine fluid – performed with a uterine culture swab looking for bacterial/fungal infections and then treatment sensitivity if positive for infection
    • Evaluation of ability of mare to carry a foal – performed using a biopsy instrument placed in the uterus to remove a small portion of the uterine lining (endometrium) to evaluate microscopically.  These are especially useful in long-term barren mares or older mares.
    • Caslick’s procedures for maintaining healthy uterus
  • Uterine infusions and lavage
    • Treatment of infections within the uterus
    • Lavage of uterus post-foaling to prepare for rebreeding
    • Conditioning of uterus to increase tone and cleanse uterine lining
  • Hormonal profiles
    • Pregnancy confirmation (very useful in minis that cannot be rectally palpated)
    • Evaluation for ovarian cyst
    • Progesterone concentration evaluation for pregnancy maintenance
  • Pregnant mare care
    • Pregnancy confirmations at 5 months via palpation
    • Rhinopneumonitis vaccinations at 5, 7 and 9 months
    • Pre-foaling vaccinations at 10 months
    • Caslick’s procedure removal
  • Neonatal IgG profiles and plasma transfusions
    • Newborn evaluation of passive transfer of antibodies from mare to foal
    • Plasma transfusions for foals that have low IgG levels to increase survivability rate
  • Neonatal exams
    • Complete physical exams within 24 hours of birth including ophthalmic, respiratory, and cardiac systems; limbs, gastrointestinal, cleft palate, umbilical hernias, and presence of testicles (in colts)




































 

   
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