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Moxabustion at acupuncture points for the treatment ofuterine fluid in six mares

Journal of Dairy, Veterinary & Animal Research
Jean G Fernandes Joaqim,1 Gabriela Beker Silveira,2 Fátima Caroline Soares Borges,3 Pierre Barnabé Escodro4

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Acupuncture (AP) has been widely used for treatment of reproductive disorders in the bovine and swine species, however few studies have been performed in the equine for this purpose. The aim of this report was to investigate the effects of the use of moxibustion associated with acupuncture needle in acupoints for treatment of endometritis in six mares of MangalargaMarchador breed of highly relevant reproductive, aged between 15 and 25 years old. The treated females had a history of endometritis in the past four years, as described in the individual reproductive medical history. The following points were used bilaterally, once a week for a total of nine sections: Bladder, 23, 24, 25, 39 and HuiBai. The technique of moxabustion at acupuncture specific points on bladder meridian can be used to reduce uterine fluid accumulation in mares used with intend of reproduction or embryo transfer. There is a need for comparative studies to proof and validation of moxibustion at acupoints for treatment of endometritis in mares.


equine reproduction, endometritis, acupuncture