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Gina G. Tranquillo BS1, Audrey A. Kelleman DVM, DACT2, and Patricia L. Sertich MS, VMD, DACT3
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  • 1 Section of Reproductive Studies, New Bolton Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Kennett Square, PA 19348.
  • | 2 Section of Reproductive Studies, New Bolton Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Kennett Square, PA 19348.
  • | 3 Section of Reproductive Studies, New Bolton Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Kennett Square, PA 19348.
History

An 8-year-old Quarter Horse–Paint mare was examined at the University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital because of moderate colic and stranguria of 12 hours' duration. Results of examination of the mare at the farm of origin were suggestive of urinary tract obstruction on the basis of a possibly distended bladder and inability to catheterize the urethra. The mare had been purchased 5 weeks previously; the mare's medical history prior to that time was unknown.

Physical examination revealed that the mare was bright, alert, and responsive. Rectal temperature, heart rate, and respiration rate and results of

Contributor Notes

Address correspondence to Dr. Kelleman (kelleman@vet.upenn.edu).