Fetal resorption is the early death of an embryo, the remains of which are absorbed by the mare. The first 40 days of a mare’s pregnancy is the time she is most at risk for this type of pregnancy loss. This is especially common in older mares that have uterine problems (resulting in inflammation) that make the uterus inhospitable to the developing embryo.
Other causes of EED include stress, malnutrition, extreme seasonal or climate changes, hormonal imbalance, uterine environment (including inflammation) and age.
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Prognosis & Relevant Factors
Depends on the cause of the pregnancy failure.
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