Journal article

Treatment of retained fetal membranes in the Mare-A practitioner survey

DN Warnakulasooriya, CD Marth, JA McLeod, DW Hanlon, N Krekeler

Frontiers in Veterinary Science | Frontiers Media | Published : 2018

Abstract

© 2018 Warnakulasooriya, Marth, McLeod, Hanlon and Krekeler. Retained fetal membranes (RFM) is a common post-partum problem in mares for which the treatment is highly variable. The aim of this study was (i) to investigate the different treatments used by equine practitioners for RFM and (ii) to determine if there is a difference between treatments used by reproductive specialists and general equine practitioners. Information regarding treatment of RFM was sought from veterinary practitioners via a survey and this was compared to recommendations in the current literature. The survey was sent out to equine veterinarians and mixed practitioners with a high equine case load. Most treatments of R..

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