Fetotomy in the Mare

Even if a fetus is dead before foaling is finished, the time spent manipulating the fetus is still critical. If you are far from an equine hospital where a Cesarean section could be performed to extract the fetus, a fetotomy might be your best option to save the life and future fertility of the mare.

"The aim of a fetotomy is to rapidly decrease the size of a fetus such that safe

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