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Diagnosing Mares with Endometritis with Uterine Lavage


Endometritis, or inflammation of the lining of the uterus, can impair a mare’s ability to get pregnant. Currently the gold standard diagnostic test is an endometrial biopsy, but the time to receive results can be variable. This clinical study evaluates a new type of diagnostic test, a multiplex assay, in its ability to detect endometritis in mares in a timely, less invasive fashion as compared to an endometrial biopsy.

Eligibility: Mares in estrus needing a breeding soundness evaluation, especially if there has been trouble getting pregnant

Compensation: The study will pay for the endometrial cytology and biopsy. The client is responsible for the breeding soundness exam fee and uterine culture.

Owner Responsibilities: You are responsible to allow your mare to have a breeding soundness exam including rectal palpation, transrectal ultrasound, low-volume uterine lavage and an endometrial biopsy. The appointment will take about an hour.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Mariana Diel de Amorim, DVM, DVSc, PhD, DACT

Contact: Please call any member of the reproductive medicine team at 607.253.3060 or email Dr. Mariana Diel de Amorim (md649) or Dr. Jennine Lection (jml586)