Elective Cesarean Sections: Who Needs Them?

Many horse breeders and owners are familiar with the circumstances that necessitate an emergency cesarean section. Those circumstances involve the mare and/or unborn foal being in imminent danger due to birthing difficulties (also known as dystocia). Less commonly, though, a veterinarian might recommend an elective cesarean section (C-section) for a non-emergency situation.

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