• 1.

    McCue PM. Tumour, or not tumour, that is the question. Equine Vet Educ. 2013;25(1):1114. doi:10.1111/j.2042-3292.2012.00404.x

  • 2.

    Cuervo-Arango J, Newcombe J. Ultrasound confirmation of ovulation in mares: a normal corpus luteum or a haemorrhagic anovulatory follicle? Reprod Domest Anim. 2013;48(1):105111. doi:10.1111/J.1439-0531.2012.02039.X

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 3.

    Ramirez S, Sedrish SA, Paccamonti DL, French DD. Ultrasound as an aid for diagnosis of ovarian abscesses in two mares. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 1999;40(2):165168. doi:10.1111/J.1740-8261.1999.TB01903.X

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 4.

    Catone G, Marino G, Mancuso R, Zanghì A. Clinicopathological features of an equine ovarian teratoma. Reprod Domest Anim. 2004;39(2):6569. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0531.2003.00476.x

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 5.

    Lefebvre R, Theoret C, Doré M, Girard C, Laverty S, Vaillancourt D. Ovarian teratoma and endometritis in a mare. Can Vet J. 2005;46(11):10291033.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation

Advertisement

Theriogenology Question of the Month

View More View Less
  • 1 Veterinary Teaching Hospital, School of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine, University of Camerino, Matelica, Italy
  • | 2 Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
History

A 16-year-old 450-kg Italian Saddle Horse maiden mare, retired from sport activity for over a year, was evaluated for monitoring of the estrous cycle for breeding purposes. The mare was housed in an individual paddock (10 X 10 m), was fed with polyphyte hay, and had water access ad libitum. No abnormalities were observed at clinical examination. During reproductive soundness evaluation, the conformation of the perineal region was found to be clinically normal. Transrectal palpation of the cervix, uterus, and right ovary revealed no abnormalities. However, transrectal palpation revealed an enlarged left ovary with irregular shape, surface, and consistency.

Contributor Notes

Corresponding author: Dr. Bazzano (marilena.bazzano@unicam.it)

In collaboration with the American College of Theriogenologists