Placentitis Research Could Help Prevent Late-Term Abortions

Placentitis, which often is caused by an ascending infection that enters the mare's uterus through the cervix, is the single most important cause of premature delivery of a foal. Placentitis accounts for nearly one-third of late-term abortions and fetal mortality in the first day of life. During the past six years, the University of Kentucky (UK) Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center has d

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