Broodmare C-Section: Subsequent Fertility and Foaling Rates (AAEP 2009)

Cesarean sections, or C-sections, are performed on approximately 15%-25% of pregnant mares admitted to equine hospitals for dystocia (difficult or abnormal labor or delivery). C-sections are also performed as elective procedures or in cases where underlying medical or surgical conditions exist. To better establish the impact of C-sections on fertility and foaling rates in mares

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