All KsCER Breeding Soundness Exams (BSE) include a basic overall physical examination, examination of external genitalia and transrectal palpation and ultrasound of the internal reproductive tract. Examination of the external and internal reproductive tract is performed to determine the mare's current stage in her estrus cycle, to identify gross pathology and to identify other diagnostic tests to perform. If the initial examination is positive, a vaginal examination will be performed.
Based on the results of the initial examinations, the following additional services may be recommended by KsCER to complete the BSE:
All culture are performed in-house, because all cultures are performed in-house we are able to get results within 24 hours of when the culture was performed. Depending on what the results are, we will be able to treat your mare (if infected) interuterine (in the uterus) or systemically (i.e. muscle shot(s), intervenous shot(s), or orally).
A Uterine Biopsy is performed to examine the quality of the uterus. A mare has no nerve endings in that part of her uterus, so don’t worry about her feeling any pain, the biggest objection that she will have is the Doctor having to go back in rectally to get the right bite. Uterine Biopsy’s have to be sent off, so it will take about a week to 10 days to have the sample cut and shipped back to KsCER. Kansas Center for Equine Reproduction reads all of the uterine biopsy results.