Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Therapeutics: intra-uterine

Contributor(s): David Dugdale, William Ley, Graham Munroe, Sarah Stoneham

Introduction

  • Intra-uterine therapy is commonly used in the therapy of infertility in the mare.
  • Acute endometritis   Uterus: endometritis - bacterial  may be treated with a combination of intra-uterine lavage and irrigation with antimicrobial solutions.
  • Oxytocin   Oxytocin  (30 iu IV 1-3 occasions) is increasingly used as part of the treatment of susceptible mares with intra-uterine fluid retention.
  • Other stud farm veterinary surgeons have used prostaglandin F2-alpha to short-cycle mares and to increase uterine contractility.

Uterine irrigation

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Endometrial Curettage

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Complications and Problems

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers
  • Pedersen H G & Watson E D (2000)Uterine inflammation afte intrauterine infusion with a low volume of Utrin. Equine Vet J12, 29-31.
  • Perkins N R (1999)Equine reproductive pharmacology. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract15(3), 687-704.
  • Ley W B (1994)Current thoughts on the treatment of acute andometritis in the mare. Vet Med89(7), 648-650.
  • Ley W B (1994)Treatment endometritis in mares. Vet Med89(8), 778-788.
  • Adam S et al(1989)Efficacy of intrauterine infusion of plasma for treatment of infertility and endometritis in mares. JAVMA194(3), 372-378.
  • Ricketts S W (1985)Endometrial curettage in the mare. Equine Vet J17(4), 324-328.


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