Equine Ovarian Oddities

7 common, tricky ovarian issues that can affect mare fertility

In July 2018 Lucy, a 12-year-old Quarter Horse mare, presented with typical signs of mild colic—pawing the ground and refusing to eat. When the veterinarian arrived, however, she found the mare’s gastrointestinal tract to be functioning normally. Because Lucy was in obvious discomfort, she was referred to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Veterinary Teaching Hospital, where Giorgia Podico, DVM, MSc, and her colleagues received her.

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