The use of electrochemically activated saline as a uterine instillation in pony mares.

Abstract

Twelve pony mares were randomly assigned to either a control or a treatment group and inseminated with fresh, raw semen from a single stallion of known fertility in a cross-over trial design. Pregnancy was diagnosed by transrectal ultrasound 12-14 days post-ovulation and then terminated by administration of a luteolytic dose of cloprostenol. Treatment mares received a uterine instillation of 100 ml of electrochemically activated (ECA) saline 4-12 hours post-insemination. Control mares received no treatment post-insemination. Per cycle pregnancy rate was 58.3 % in the control group and 50 % in the treatment group. There was no statistical difference (P = 1.000) in pregnancy rate between the 2 groups. The principles of ECA and applications of ECA saline are discussed.

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@article{Annandale2008TheUO, title={The use of electrochemically activated saline as a uterine instillation in pony mares.}, author={Cornelius H. Annandale and Molly L Schulman and Robert Kirkpatrick}, journal={Journal of the South African Veterinary Association}, year={2008}, volume={79 1}, pages={36-8} }