A Caslick's procedure is used to prevent fecal contamination and possible infection of the placenta in a pregnant mare. It's also commonly used in mares with poor vulvar conformation to prevent aspiration of air and contamination of the vaginal cavity, which leads to uterine infection or endometritis.
The vulvar lips are sutured together to form a tight seal. The tissue is then opened approximately 4 to 6 weeks before foaling.
Let's take a look at Dr. Allison Kiser performing a Caslick's procedure in a mare.
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