foaling(redirected from foaling injuries)
parturition in the mare.
bringing on the birth of the foal, usually via the injection of oxytocin.
includes first-degree injury to the perineum, involving the mucosa of the roof of the vestibule and the dorsal commissure of the vulva. Second-degree injuries involve disruption of the musculature of the vulva and vaginal vestibule but there is no rectal lesion. Third-degree lacerations are those where the rectal wall is ruptured creating either a rectovaginal fistula, or a complete rupture of the rectovaginal septum out to and including the perineal skin.