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Pre-chemotactic and chemotactic properties of uterine fluid from mares with experimentally induced endometritis
  1. JF Pycock and
  2. WE Allen
  1. Department of Surgery and Obstetrics, Royal Veterinary College Field Station, North Mymms, Hatfield.


Streptococcal endometritis was induced experimentally in pony mares during oestrus. Uterine fluid was collected 30, 60, 120 or 240 minutes later and tested for its effect on the in vitro morphology and chemotaxis of equine neutrophils by two independent methods. The maximal response occurred between 30 and 60 minutes after infection and persisted until 240 minutes. The chemo-attractant contained both heat labile and heat stable components and the latter appeared to be active at low concentrations.

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