Malton Equine Veterinary Services

Mare Reproductive Services

Post-Foaling Disease Management
Post-Foaling Disease Management

Malton Equine can assist you with the thorough management of your mare’s care during the post-foaling period. Even following uneventful, normal foalings, mares are at increased risk of encountering problems such as uterine infections, impactions (constipation) and other more serious forms of colic. 

One of the more common conditions is when the mare fails to pass all of the placenta following foaling, which is called ‘retained foetal membranes’. Ideally, foetal membranes should be passed naturally within the first three hours after foaling, and if they are not, it is very likely that veterinary intervention will be necessary. It is vitally important that mare owners are vigilant in this respect as the consequences can be severe, and in some cases fatal. 

Malton Equine Veterinary Services

In cases where natural expulsion is delayed, our team can implement management strategies, involving uterine lavage and one of several advanced veterinary techniques, carefully administered to facilitate the safe and efficient removal of retained membranes and prevention of serious secondary problems.

Emergency veterinary attention for your horse may be required at any time of the day or night. We provide veterinary care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to registered clients.

Mare Reproductive Services

Thorough assessment of conformation, external genitalia and ultrasonographic assessment of uterus, cervix and ovaries...

Pre-breeding Examination

We are proud to work alongside thoroughbred studs and individual breeders to manage the natural breeding cycles for mares walking-in to stallions...

Natural cover

We offer fresh, chilled and frozen AI services to individual breeders and studs...

Artificial Insemination

We offer complete embryo transfer services allowing owners the opportunity to breed from mares in competition or with health issues; or to produce multiple foals per season...

Embryo Transfer

The off-season or early breeding season is the perfect opportunity to investigate mares with fertility issues however investigation can be carried out at any stage...

Infertility Investigation

Some infertility issues in mares can be linked to blockage of the ducts connecting the ovaries to the uterus...

Hysteroscopic treatment of the Oviduct (Fallopian tube)

Occasionally, a mare will conceive twins. Due to the very rare survival of twin pregnancies to term it is recommended to reduce one of the embryos to result in a single remaining pregnancy...

Twin reduction

Gender determination can be performed via transrectal ultrasonography at 60-70 days gestation...

Foetal gender determination

There are several surgical procedures that can help to improve mare fertility by altering caudal anatomy...

Surgical management of the vulva and perineum

To ensure a safe pregnancy it is occasionally necessary to examine the placenta via ultrasound scan transrectally...

Monitoring of the placenta during pregnancy

Occasionally, issues with conformation or historical difficulties will mean a mare’s pregnancy might be termed ‘high-risk’...

Monitoring of the high rick pregnancy

General maintenance is essential in the management of the pregnant mare. We are happy to advise you on the best worming strategy for your pregnant mare...

General care, worming and vaccinating the pregnant mare

Occasionally, complications arise during foaling. Malton Equine are ready to assist and have a wealth of knowledge and experience with the necessary equipment to assist in difficult foalings...

Assisted Foaling

After foaling your mare should have passed her foetal membranes by three hours...

Post-Foaling disease management

Undesirable or atypical behaviour whilst in season can be investigated by thorough assessment of the uterus and ovaries...

Suppression of oestrus ('Moody' Mare Management)

Unfortunate circumstances can result in a foal being left without its own mare to rear it...

Fostering the orphan foal