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It still isn’t clear how PPID leads to insulin issues and subsequent laminitis. But vets and researchers do know that, regardless of how PPID horses develop insulin dysregulation, having both conditions leads to a poorer prognosis than having either alone.
There’s no getting around it: Horses—especially those expected to perform at a high level—are risky purchases. But a thorough prepurchase exam can help give you confidence that you’re making the right investment for your scenario. Here’s what practitioners look for during prepurchase exams for upper-level sport horses.
A recent study showed that controlled manual removal of retained fetal membranes in mares had a relatively low risk for both normal foaling and high-risk mares. But this technique isn’t without complications.
The main goals when treating metritis (inflammation of the uterine wall) in mares are to control bacterial growth, evacuate uterine contents, and prevent complications. Here’s how vets accomplish these goals.