Contagious Equine Metritis Testing

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Contagious equine metritis (CEM) is a sexually transmitted infectious disease caused by the organism Taylorella equigenitalis, a Gram-negative bacterium. The organism may be transmitted between stallion and mare during live cover, from stallion to mare during artificial insemination, or between stallions via contaminated breeding equipment during semen collection. Mares may be tested as part of a surveillance program for CEM or during a disease outbreak. CEM may be treated and eradicated through the use of antiseptics and antibiotics. This chapter discusses step by step procedure for performing CEM diagnosis and treatment techniques for the mare and stallion. It lists equipments and supplies needed for performing the CEM diagnosis techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEquine Reproductive Procedures
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781118904398
ISBN (Print)9780470960394
StatePublished - Aug 25 2014


  • Contagious equine metritis (CEM) testing
  • Diagnosis techniques
  • Mare
  • Stallion
  • Taylorella equigenitalis
  • Treatment techniques


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