Manual Correction of Uterine Torsion

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Uterine torsion in mares may occur from 5 months to term, but is most commonly diagnosed at 7-9 months of pregnancy. Diagnosis of a uterine torsion is primarily based on palpation of the broad ligaments per rectum for location and tension. The broad ligaments in a normal pregnancy suspend the uterus relatively symmetrically within the abdomen. Methods of correction include standing flank laparotomy, ventral midline laparotomy, manual rotation through the cervix, and rolling the mare. This chapter provides step by step procedure and necessary condition for these methods with illustrations.

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


  • Manual correction
  • Palpation
  • Uterine torsion


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