Elective Termination of Pregnancy

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Abstract

Elective termination of pregnancy may be necessary in the event of an accidental or undesired breeding or if the health status of a mare is compromised by pregnancy. Examples may include impending rupture of a pre-pubic tendon, a twin pregnancy, a hydrops condition, or a musculoskeletal issue such as advanced laminitis. Pregnancy may be terminated by pharmacological or manual techniques. This chapter discusses step by step procedure for terminating pregnancy at three different stages: prior to Day 35; between days 35 and 120 and mid to late gestation pregnancy. It also discusses some other methods to terminate equine pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEquine Reproductive Procedures
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages229-231
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781118904398
ISBN (Print)9780470960394
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 25 2014

Keywords

  • Elective termination
  • Mare
  • Pregnancy

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    Dascanio, J. J. (2014). Elective Termination of Pregnancy. In Equine Reproductive Procedures (pp. 229-231). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118904398.ch69