I am vetting a new mare I am looking at purchasing and just had some questions about the results. Her biopsy was even better than I had hoped and came back a Kenney Category I.
Her cytology (I believe) all looked good:
MICROSCOPIC DESCRIPTION: Smears were prepared from the submitted swab. These have low
numbers of disrupted cells, occasional amorphous debris and fluid.
INTERPRETATION: NO CYTOLOGIC ABNORMALITIES RECOGNIZED
COMMENTS: No inflammatory cells or infectious agents are identified, although smears have only
a few disrupted cells.
Microscopic GRAM STAIN RESULTS:
No organisms seen
Organism Staphylococcus aureus
Quantity Light growth
Comment This organism is beta-lactamase negative. This
isolate is SENSITIVE to methicillin.
According to the vet I talked to she would need to be flushed multiple times, caslicks, re-cultured before I could even look at breeding her. However, I "thought" if the cytology was good it usually pointed to the culture be a contaminant. Am I wrong? When they did ultrasound her the vet said there was some fluid present in her uterus and she had a 40mm follicle.
Just wondering everyone's thoughts?