You have your vet palpate the mare, he says she is in the luteal phase or diestrus period of her cycle. He can find no follicular activity that indicates that she is ready to be bred. He is not sure of the Uterine tone and he recommends that a uterine culture is done (by passing a swab into the uterus to obtain an endometrial mucosal sample). The culture is used to determine what, if any, bacterial organisms are present and their antibiotic sensitivity.

Your investment so far:
Item Cost
Research Costs $100.00
Stud Fee $800.00
Vet Farm Call, HC and Coggins $52.00
Palpation $20.00
Sub Total $972.00

You:
  1. Have the mare cultured.
  2. Decide not to culture the mare.