The placenta from each foaling mare should be examined for completeness shortly after foaling. If a section(s) of placenta remains in the uterus, infection (endometritis, pyometra) and toxemia (resulting in laminitis) may result.
Persons inexperienced at looking at the mare’s placenta may mistake normal structures as lesions.
The mare’s placenta is made up . . . → Read More: Examining the Mare’s Placenta and Keeping Foaling Records