Surgical repair of the lacerated cervix in the mare. Academic Article uri icon


  • Surgery was performed to repair lacerations which prevented cervical closure in thirteen mares. All lacerations involved the portion of the cervix that protrudes into the vagina. There did not appear to be a predisposition for lacerations to occur in any one position about the perimeter of the cervix. Nine mares had one laceration and four mares had two lacerations. Although the lacerations were presumed to have occurred at parturition, they apparently were not associated with dystocia. The method of surgical repair is described. Eight mares were bred after surgery, and five conceived.

published proceedings

  • Theriogenology

author list (cited authors)

  • Brown, J. S., Varner, D. D., Hinrichs, K., & Kenney, R. M.

citation count

  • 17

complete list of authors

  • Brown, JS||Varner, DD||Hinrichs, K||Kenney, RM

publication date

  • January 1984