This exam consists of a detailed battery of tests, that are performed on a mare to assess her reproductive fitness. It is often performed prior to breeding.
Typically involves a general health assessment (especially looking for potential hereditary conditions) palpation and ultrasound of the reproductive tract. It may also include uterine culture, cytology, biopsy, vaginal and cervical exam, among other diagnostics.
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Gives the most complete picture possible of the reproductive fitness of a mare.
The test still does not guarantee conception or the birth of a healthy foal. Many other factors that cannot be practically tested may affect fertility.
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