Perineal Conformation Evaluation

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Perineal conformation evaluation is an integral part of the mare breeding soundness examination and should be performed in any mare presented for reproductive evaluation. Defects in perineal conformation may predispose the reproductive tract to inflammation and infection. Defects in perineal conformation are most often remedied by performing vulvoplasty. This chapter outlines the step by step procedure for performing perineal conformation evaluation with illustrations, and the equipment and supplies needed. It describes the necessary condition for performing perineal conformation evaluation of mare.

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


  • Mare
  • Perineal conformation evaluation


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