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Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2006 Dec;22(3):763-76.

Diagnosis and treatment of equine placentitis.

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  • 1Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, PO Box 100136, Gainesville, FL 32667, USA. macphersonm@mail.vetmed.ufl.edu

Abstract

Equine placentitis is a complex disease that has devastating consequences for horse owners. Placentitis is a significant cause of foal loss annually. Prompt diagnosis and treatment of the disease are paramount for survival of the affected neonate. This article discusses current information on pathogenesis of the disease as well as diagnostic and therapeutic options.

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