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Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 1994 Dec;10(3):643-70.

Reproductive emergencies in the mare.

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  • 1Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Ohio State University, Columbus.


This article briefly reviews the clinical management of emergency conditions likely to be encountered by veterinarians responsible for the reproductive health of mares. The article discusses rectal tears, breeding injuries, uterine torsion, placental hydrops, and prepubic tendon rupture. A major component discusses a recommended approach to dystocias, and the management of such complications as uterine rupture and prolapse and postpartum hemorrhage. Management of retained fetal membranes and septic metritis is addressed.

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