Laboratory Testing Can Help Pinpoint Cause of Abortion

When a mare aborts a foal, it can be a traumatic event for both horse and owner. While emotionally and financially expensive, abortion is not terribly uncommon in the equine breeding business. As many as 30% of broodmares fail to produce a live foal.

Equine abortion describes the loss of a fetus before it is viable--between 50 to 300 days of pregnancy. Before then, it is considered

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