Vaginal Smear - Metestrus.

Vaginal Smear - Metestrus.
Vaginal cytology indicative of metestrus (early diestrus). Note the numerous neutrophils. A few neutrophils are located within the cytoplasm of intermediate epithelial cells. These cells are termed "metestral cells" and their presence is nearly pathognomonic for metestrus.

Verstegen J (2009)