Vaginal Smear - Metestrus.

Vaginal Smear - Metestrus.
Vaginal cytology indicative of metestrus (early diestrus). Note the numerous neutrophils. Metestral cells, per se, are not readily apparent in this view. Epithelial cells are intermediate cells. This smear could be confused with proestrus if it were not for the lack of red blood cells and the very numerous presence of neutrophils.

Verstegen J (2009)