Re: [RC] Sewing a Sheath Shut? - Heidi Smith
> This may seem like a strange thing, but in the harness racing world, they
> sew a mare shut and just leave enough room for her to pee through. The
> theory is that she will be flapping in the breeze when she runs and that
> would be distracting. I think it would be more distracting to be sewn
While I think this procedure (called a Caslicks repair) is way overdone in
the racing world (it is done on runners as well), it is a useful surgery in
mares who are having difficulty carrying foals due to repeated fecal
contamination of their vaginal tract, which in turn irritates the cervix and
can cause uterine infections. A similar procedure is also done on women in
late pregnancy who have histories of miscarriage and are at risk again.
That's your off-topic reproductive lesson for the day....
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