theHorse: 5 Types of Elective Reproductive Surgery in Mares

theHorse.com, always a great source of new science that can inform breeders, has just published an article on surgery options that might help your mare conceive.

For mares deemed infertile because of inadequate perineal conformation, elective surgery can allow them to conceive and carry foals again. Having an honest discussion with your veterinarian ahead of the procedure will ensure your expectations are in line with the surgery’s purpose and likely outcome.

-theHorse.com article

The five types include Caslick’s, Deep Caslick’s, Perineal body transection, urethral extension, and endometrial cyst removal. All can be performed with the mare standing and sedated.

If you are thinking your mare might benefit from surgical intervention, this article might help you get started in evaluating your options.

Click here to read the full article.

Photo: Dennis Jarvis from Halifax, Canada, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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