Oxytocin And Maternal Recognition Of Pregnancy In Mares

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It is well established that early conceptus loss (the embryo and its associated extra-embryonic membranes) is a major source of reproductive inefficiency in domestic animals. Early pregnancy in all mammals is characterized by a high fertilization rate followed by a high conceptus loss rate.

In horses, approximately 50% of all pregnancies are lost between fertilization and foaling.

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