Transrectal ultrasonography and plasma progestin profiles identifies feto-placental compromise in mares with experimentally induced placentitis.

@article{Morris2007TransrectalUA,
  title={Transrectal ultrasonography and plasma progestin profiles identifies feto-placental compromise in mares with experimentally induced placentitis.},
  author={Steffani Morris and Audrey A. Kelleman and Robert J Stawicki and Peter J. Hansen and Peter C Sheerin and Barbara R Sheerin and Dale L. Paccamonti and Michelle M Leblanc},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2007},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={681-91}
}
Transrectal ultrasonography of the caudal uterus and a progestin profile were evaluated for accuracy in identifying mares with feto-placental compromise in a model of placentitis. Twenty-two pregnant ponies were divided into four groups: (1) control mares (n=5); (2) instrumented controls (n=2); (3) instrumented inoculated mares (n=11); (4) inoculated mares (n=4). Mares in Groups 3 and 4 were inoculated with Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus. Maternal plasma progestins, vulvar discharge… CONTINUE READING