Contagious Equine Metritis

Contagious Equine Metritis - - Chronic less obvious-...

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     Inflammation of the uterus o Bacteria - causes infertility o Thoroughbred animals are more severely affected Foreign animal disease   asymptomatic o 1 st  found in New England - 1977 Highly contagious – hard to control and detect Transmission : Breeding Artificial Insemination (A.I.) Can also be spread by handlers – fomites Symptoms : Abortions, cannot conceive Incubation = 10-24 days 3 degrees of infection - Acute     inflammation in the uterus, causes a milky white discharge
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Unformatted text preview: - Chronic less obvious- Carrier mare has no symptoms, but is a carrier 100% morbidity --- almost no mortality Diagnosis : Swab from cervix or endometrium Also penile sheath from stallions Treatment : No vaccine CONTAGIOUS EQUINE METRITIS Antibiotics Mare cannot be successfully treated until the organism is completely clear from the uterus (may take several months)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course AVS 332 taught by Professor Launer during the Spring '08 term at Rhode Island.

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