Background: History in horses usually reveals a recent abortion, dystocia or parturition. Some cases also have a cystic or malfunctioning ovary as well. Hormone fluctuations may cause a lowered resistance to infection.
Symptoms: Simple infection will have a purulent discharge, which is often accompanied by a characteristic odor, fever, malaise, and polydipsia and polyuria. When the cervix is closed, pus builds up inside the closed uterus. When the cervix is open, there is an abundant vaginal discharge. Horses often have a poor coat with few other external signs.
Diagnostics: Physical examination, uterine culture.
Special Notes: Yeast infections can complicate the treatments.
Principles for Supplementation: Natural treatment involves clearing bacterial infections, restoring normal bacterial flora, and supporting the immune system.