The Use of Antibiotics in Broodmares With Post-service Endometritis

Elizabeth Leigh Barter, Annalisa Barrelet

Published:  19/01/2018    in:  Knowledge Summaries


There is currently a lack of evidence to suggest that antibiotics delivered into the uterus post-service improves pregnancy rates. The evidence does support that post-service treatment with or without antibiotics improves pregnancy rates in mares with endometritis compared to no treatment (pregnancy rates between 40-90% compared to 0-56% respectively). The studies further identify the need to recognise mares at risk of post-service endometritis to target appropriate therapy.

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