bActivate – a diagnostic aid for the problem mare
bActivate can help establish a correct diagnosis in the chronically infected mare. bActivate initiates growth of resident dormant streptococci, which the can be diagnosed and treated by standard techniques.
Chronic infections prevent establishment of a pregnancy, and might also increase the risk of early fetal loss and abortion in the mare. Our studies indicate that 50-75% of problem mares not pregnant by the end of the breeding season, despite breeding to fertile stallions and supervised by experienced veterinarians, are chronically infected.
Some farms use bActivate as a screening tool to improve diagnosis of endometritis and treatment on all open mares during the off-season, hereby optimizing chances to establish a pregnancy and reduce time to pregnancy.
Repeated uterine infections indicate compromised uterine defense mechanisms predisposing for establishment of infections – acute as well as chronic. As chronic infections can be hard to identify bActivate should be considered for this group of problem mares.