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Mare Anatomy


The material in this section will start by exploring where the reproductive tract is situated in the mare and then examine the gross and microscopic anatomy of the mare reproductive tract. The videos at the end this section will demonstrate the parts of the mare reproductive tract and laproscopic views of the reproductive tract in the animal.

To navigate through this material, it is suggested you first use the next or back buttons on the bottom of each page. This will take you through the material in the sequence we intended. You may then use the navigation bar at the left to jump between different sections. Be sure to do the review quiz before going on to the next lecture.


  • To understand the anatomy of the reproductive organs of the mare
  • To understand how the anatomy might affect fertility

Why understand Reproductive Anatomy?

A basic understanding of reproductive anatomy is important for anyone interested in breeding horses. This knowledge is required to:

  • select reproductively sound mares
  • detect the optimal time for breeding
  • perform artificial insemination
  • understand veterinary diagnostic procedures


Mare Anatomy