Use of lufenuron as a treatment for fungal endometritis in four mares

Milan B. Hess, Nikola A. Parker, Beverly J. Purswell, John D. Dascanio

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Abstract

Lufenuron, a benzoylphenyl urea derivative, was evaluated as a treatment for endometrial fungal infections in 4 mares. Intrauterine lavage was performed with lufenuron suspended in sterile saline (0.9% NaCl) solution. Cytologic evaluation and fungal culture of the endometrium, as well as subsequent reproductive performance, were used to monitor efficacy of this treatment. Fungal endometritis in mares is associated with infertility. Treatment is often ineffective and costly, and recurrence following treatment is not uncommon. Intrauterine infusions of lufenuron were effective in eliminating fungal endometritis in the 4 mares of this report.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-267+240
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume221
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 2002

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