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Mycotic invasion of the mare's uterus
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Uterine infections in three mares following repeated uterine manipulations and antibiotic therapy were caused by Aspergillus fumigatus in two cases and Candida albicans in the third. Two of the infections were noticed during dioestrus and one at oestrus and one mare produced a purulent vulval discharge. Large numbers of neutrophils, increased protein concentrations and the presence of fungal hyphae in flushings from the uterine lumen were indicative of active infection. The mycotic infections caused only transient aberrations of the oestrous cycle and recovery without treatment was completed within 23 days.

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