Uterus unicornis in two mares

Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, USA.
Australian Veterinary Journal (Impact Factor: 1.05). 10/2007; 85(9):371-4. DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-0813.2007.00164.x
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Two American Paint Horses, a 3-year-old nulliparous mare and a 7-year-old primiparous mare, presented for recent infertility and a pre-breeding examination, respectively. Examination of the internal reproductive tract of both mares using transrectal palpation and ultrasonography revealed the presence of the cervix, uterine body, left uterine horn and bilateral ovaries. The right uterine horn could neither be palpated nor imaged. The clinical diagnosis of uterus unicornis in one mare was confirmed at necropsy, which revealed combined aplasia of the right uterine horn and oviduct.

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