Klebsiella and Pseudomonas Culture
Animal Health Laboratories are an approved testing laboratory for Taylorella equigenitalis, Klebsiella pneumonia and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, both by culture and PCR.For mares there are two types of swab. A clitoral swab taken from two sites; the clitoral fossa and the clitoral sinuses, at any point during the reproduction cycle to demonstrate whether these sites are free from infection. An endometrial swab taken during oestrus from the lining of the uterus via the open cervix to demonstrate whether the uterus is free from infection.
Stallion swabs should be taken from three sites; the urethra, urethral fossa and penile sheath, plus pre-ejaculatory fluid when possible. Separate swabs should be used for each site.