Twin Reduction: Manual Technique

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It is undesirable for the mare to maintain twins throughout gestation, primarily due to the poor outcome obtained. There is a very small chance (approximately 1%) that multiple fetuses will be born alive and survive the neonatal period. A high percentage of mares with twins will abort the pregnancies by 7-9 months of gestation, due primarily to placental insufficiency. This chapter discusses step by step procedure for performing twin reduction in the mare by using a manual technique. It lists equipments and supplies needed to perform the twin reduction.

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


  • Manual technique
  • Mare
  • Twin reduction


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