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Caslick operation, mare
Caslick operation, mare
Caslick operation, mare

Vulvoplasty has been performed to prevent air from being aspirated into the caudal genital tract. Mares with poor perineal conformation may be prone to chronic uterine infections and benefit from a Caslick operation. Owners must be instructed to have an episiotomy performed before parturition in any pregnant mare that has had a Caslick operation.

Courtesy of Dr. Patricia Sertich.