Can DNA Testing Lead to Better Endometritis Treatments?

September 18, 2016

Researchers found that particular genetic types of E. coli responded to the various antibiotics differently.... Read More

Biofilm growing at the liquid/air interface in a test-tube.


Treating Biofilms and Latent Infections in Mares

August 20, 2016

Suspect a biofilm or latent infection if bacterial endometritis is treated appropriately, but the infection persists.... Read More


The "Problem" Mare: A Challenging Case of Endometritis

June 17, 2016

A reproduction specialist reviews how she successfully managed and impregnated a particularly challenging problem mare.... Read More

Biofilm growing at the liquid/air interface in a test-tube.


Some Nonantibiotics Disrupt Biofilms in Endometritis Cases

April 25, 2016

No single agent reliably disrupted biofilm in all tested bacteria, but several were effective against specific species.... Read More


Breeding the Problem Mare With Endometritis

November 15, 2015

Learn how to manage these challenging cases and improve the mare's chance of producing a live foal.... Read More


Pregnancy Failure in Horses: Why Things Go Wrong

April 16, 2015

Pregnancy failure in mares is a very real risk; here's how to prevent or handle it.... Read More


Compounded Enrofloxacin: Safe and Effective for Use in Mares

April 05, 2015

Researchers said a water-based enrofloxacin suspension could be useful for treating some bacterial endometritis cases.... Read More


Grayson-Jockey Club Funds Equine Research in 2015

March 10, 2015

Study topics include laminitis, foal pneumonia, stem cells, endometritis, joint issues, insulin resistance, and more.... Read More


Biofilms and Mare Infertility

September 28, 2014

Find out what researchers have learned about treating endometritis caused by biofilms.... Read More


Top Equine Reproduction Studies of 2013

January 03, 2014

Dr. Pat McCue describes the reproduction studies from the past year he deemed most important and useful.... Read More


Managing Fungal Endometritis in Broodmares

December 02, 2012

Use a multidimensional treatment approach to give mares the best chance for recovery.... Read More


New Treatment for Mare Endometritis Examined (AAEP 2011)

March 10, 2012

The buffered chelators had no deleterious effects on the endometrium or the establishment of pregnancy.... Read More


Proper Use of Antibiotics for Uterine Infections (AAEP 2011)

February 01, 2012

Ensure a bacterial infection that will respond to antibiotics is actually present before beginning treatment.... Read More


Mare Response to Endometritis Treatment

October 22, 2011

In some mares chronic uterine inflammation is a persistent problem that can interfere with pregnancy.... Read More


Dirty Mares

March 01, 2011

Are there any new treatments on the horizon for "dirty mares"? I have a mare that is having trouble conceiving... Read More


Endometritis in Horses Explained

November 01, 2010

Often, the only clinical sign of endometritis is not what you do see but what you don't see: a pregnancy. Endometritis is a major cause of female infertility, affecting up to 15% of broodmares. But because it frequently lacks clear clinical signs... Read More


Visiting Scientists Target Endometritis

September 20, 2010

The University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center plays host to visiting scientists from around the world, and this summer was no exception. Mette Christoffersen, DVM, and Morten Petersen, PhD, DVM, Dipl. ACT, both from the University of ... Read More


Twelve New Equine Fact Sheets Available From TheHorse.com

May 12, 2010

This week TheHorse.com has launched 12 free, handy Fact Sheets on topics of interest to hands-on horse owners. These are invaluable additions to the more than 30 widely acclaimed Fact Sheets that TheHorse.com launched in 2009...... Read More


NSAIDs for Mating-Induced Endometritis Examined in Mares

March 06, 2010

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs could assist vets managing persistent mating-induced endometritis (PMIE), a chronic inflammation of the lining of the uterine wall after breeding or artificial insemination, a leading cause of reduced ferti... Read More


Endometritis in the Mare

August 07, 2009

Endometritis, an inflammation of the interior lining of the uterus, continues to be a major cause of subfertility or infertility in the mare.

There are many diagnostic tools that have been developed to determine if a mare has... Read More


Uterine Inflammation, AAEP 2008

June 26, 2009

The mare's reproductive tract is similar to the respiratory tract in that both have mucosal immune systems. In both areas, the mucosal immune system is capable of producing excessive quantities of mucus when persistently irritated. Robert C.... Read More


Successful Breeding of Older Maiden Mares

July 24, 2007

Success when breeding older maiden mares depends on the management of several factors... Read More


Uterine Inflammatory Response: A Review

July 16, 2007

One of the biggest challenges in successful equine reproduction is uterine inflammation. Increased inflammation can destroy spermatozoa before they have a chance to fertilize the egg, and it can create a hostile environment that kills an embryo.... Read More


Reducing Breeding-Induced Endometritis by Simplifying Management?

February 01, 2007

Modern breeding management and assisted reproduction might actually exacerbate the issue of mating-induced endometritis, according to Mats Troedsson, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, a professor of equine theriogenology in the Department of Large Animal Clinical... Read More


Immunostimulant Helps Mares with Endometritis Maintain Pregnancy

February 01, 2007

"Post-breeding endometritis is a major cause of subfertility, affecting approximately 15% of mares," said John Steiner, DVM, Dipl. ACT, of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. "We know it's a big problem, so we've tried an adjunct treatment to see... Read More