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The use of electrochemically activated saline as a uterine instillation in pony mares

Annandale, C.H.ORCID: 0000-0002-0525-8954, Schulman, M.L. and Kirkpatrick, R.D. (2008) The use of electrochemically activated saline as a uterine instillation in pony mares. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, 79 (1). pp. 36-38.

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Twelve pony mares were randomly assigned to either a control or a treatment group and inseminated with fresh, raw semen from a single stallion of known fertility in a cross-over trial design. Pregnancy was diagnosed by transrectal ultrasound 12-14 days post-ovulation and then terminated by administration of a luteolytic dose of cloprostenol. Treatment mares received a uterine instillation of 100 m of electrochemically activated (ECA) saline 4-12 hours post-insemination. Control mares received no treatment post-insemination. Per cycle pregnancy rate was 58.3 % in the control group and 50 % in the treatment group. There was no statistical difference (P = 1.000) in pregnancy rate between the 2 groups. The principles of ECA and applications of ECA saline are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: African Online Scientific Information Systems (Pty) Ltd
Copyright: © 2008 The Authors.
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