A reproductive evaluation is recommended in mares prior to purchase or in mares which have failed to conceive.
A complete examination for mare infertility may include examination of the external genitalia, palpation, ultrasound, vaginoscopy, video hysteroscopy and the full evaluation of endometrial swabs.
There are many causes of reduced fertility and abnormal breeding patterns in mares, including cysts, foreign bodies and tumours. Depending on the results of our investigations, further treatment such as surgery to improve perineal conformation or laser removal of cysts or adhesions may be recommended (see reproductive surgery). In addition, we have pioneered the laparoscopic oviducal application of PGE gel for the treatment of obstructed oviducts.