Retained placenta in Friesian mares: incidence, and potential risk factors with special emphasis on gestational length.

@article{Sevinga2004RetainedPI,
  title={Retained placenta in Friesian mares: incidence, and potential risk factors with special emphasis on gestational length.},
  author={M Sevinga and H W Barkema and Henrik Stryhn and Jan Willem Hesselink},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2004},
  volume={61 5},
  pages={851-9}
}
During the foaling seasons of 1999 and 2000, the incidence of retained placenta in 495 normal parturitions of 436 Friesian brood mares was studied. Retained placenta was defined as a failure to expel all fetal membranes within 3 h of the delivery of the foal. Furthermore, the sex of the foal, month of breeding, sire and dam's sire, age of the mare, and time of day of foaling, were studied as factors that might be associated with retained placenta in Friesian mares after normal foalings, and… CONTINUE READING