Endometritis can be fungal or bacterial. The most common fungi in fungal endometritis in horses include the Candida (yeast) and Aspergillus (mold). Mares are particularly susceptible when their immune systems have been weakened following antibiotic use.
Bacterial Endometritis is a common cause of infertility particularly in older mares that have foaled previously. Acute infectious endometritis may be the result of several factors including impairment of the normal uterine defence systems and degenerative fibrosis. Scarring of the uterine lining results in infertility and inflammation caused by urine pooling (retained urine) may also prevent conception.
Endometritis may result directly from a covering with a stallion (particularly in maiden mares and those that have recently foaled); this is termed Breeding Induced Endometritis.
Can Equissage help?
Equissage actively promotes one the activities of the lymphatic system - that of being the body's defence mechanism. A significant proportion of the lymph is made up of lymphocytes and macrophages which are, in essence, the immune system. So an active, healthy lymphatic system works relentlessly to combat any invasions from alien organisms. By working in harmony with the immune system and at the same time promoting circulation, the structures and cells of the body are continually supplied with nutrient rich blood to restore and replenish, thus helping to fight the infection. And as an infection it is vital that resultant waste products (as well as the natural occurring waste materials from normal bodily functions) are eliminated as rapidly as possible.
Use the Pad on a medium setting for 20 minutes each day until the infection has cleared. Thereafter routine use of Equissage will help promote the immune system.