Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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Interpreting Endocrine Diagnostics for Subfertile Mares

May 21, 2017

Hormone concentrations can help diagnose reproductive problems, determine pregnancy status, and more.... Read More

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An Inside Look at the Equine GI Microbiome

May 20, 2017

Researchers are learning more about how microbes within the gut influence horse health. ... Read More

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How Broodmare Nutrition Affects Her Foal

May 19, 2017

Researchers found that over- and underfeeding can affect foals' bone growth, metabolism, and testicular development.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

May 17, 2017

Lactating mares must maintain weight while providing foals with critical nutrients. Here's how to feed them.... Read More

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Feeding Horses for Joint Health

May 15, 2017

Proper nutrition can literally make or break joint health. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Foals

May 13, 2017

Proper nutrition is critical for growth and development. Learn the right way to feed your foal.... Read More

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EIA, EHM, Strangles Confirmed in Colorado Horses

May 12, 2017

The state Department of Agriculture is working with the equine industry and veterinarians to contain the diseases.... Read More

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Sacramento County EHV Quarantine Released

May 08, 2017

No additional EHM cases have been identified since the removal of the positive horse on April 21.... Read More

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The Link Between Osteochondrosis Lesions and Limb Forces

May 08, 2017

Foals with lesions had reduced peak vertical forces in the affected limb, suggesting reduced weight-bearing. ... Read More

Foals with meconium impactions strain to defecate and also show signs of persistent abdominal pain.

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Watch for Meconium Impactions in Foals

May 07, 2017

Learn to recognize and treat this condition that can threaten foals within the first 24 hours of life. ... Read More

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Effects of Obesity on Mares' Follicles and Oocytes

May 05, 2017

Researchers found that obesity appears to negatively impact mares' follicles and oocytes and, thus, their fertility.... Read More

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Understanding Calories and Energy for Horses

May 01, 2017

In most cases, energy requirement recommendations are an estimate of what a horse needs. ... Read More

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EHV Confirmed in Sacramento County, California, Horse

May 01, 2017

The 15-year-old Warmblood mare was euthanized after developing severe neurologic signs.... Read More

Fatai Oladunni

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Fatai Oladunni

April 30, 2017

Oladunni is studying how equine herpesvirus-1 suppresses a host's innate immune response.... Read More

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UKVDL Map of the Month: EHV-1 Abortions

April 28, 2017

Cases of EHV-related abortions from the 2017 foal crop have been confirmed in three Kentucky counties.... Read More

Testing for the dwarfism and hydrocephaly mutations before breeding can help ensure a healthy foal results.

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Friesian Dwarfism, Hydrocephaly Genetic Tests Available

April 28, 2017

Genetic Testing at Gluck is offering tests to identify carriers of the dwarfism and hydrocephaly mutations.... Read More

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Biosecurity, Hygiene, and Horses

April 27, 2017

The mainstays of biosecurity still center around good hygiene, diagnostics, quarantine, isolation, and traffic control.... Read More

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Tips for Evaluating the Subfertile Mare

April 26, 2017

One veterinarian describes how to use endometrial culture, cytology, and biopsy to evaluate subbertile mares.... Read More

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Are Foals of Obese Mares At Risk for Musculoskeletal Issues?

April 25, 2017

Overweight mares often produce heavier foals, which studies have shown are at-risk for musculoskeletal disorders.... Read More

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Equine GI and Respiratory Disease: What's New?

April 24, 2017

Researchers discuss equine rotavirus infection in foals, bacterial upper airway infections, and more.... Read More

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Seasonal Manure Changes

April 19, 2017

A veterinarian answers a reader's question on why some horses have seasonal runny manure.... Read More

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How to Manage Persistent Post-Mating-Induced Endometritis

April 19, 2017

Persistent uterine lining inflammation in horses can lead to lower pregnancy rates and increased early embryonic losses.... Read More

A lab technician scrapes follicles off the ovary of a deceased mare before performing ICSI.

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Collecting Ovaries From Deceased Mares for Embryo Production

April 16, 2017

Traditionally when a mare died, her gene pool often went with her. This isn't always the case these days, however.... Read More

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Tips for Providing Veterinary Care for Foals in the Field

April 12, 2017

Neonatal medicine is an important area of equine practice, because time is of the essence when youngsters are sick.... Read More

A mare's teats will become waxy around one to four days before foaling, and sometimes sooner.

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Mammary Gland Secretion pH Could Predict Foaling

April 11, 2017

Prefoaling secretions have a pH of 8.0 to 8.5 which decreases to 6.5 or lower as foaling approaches, researchers found.... Read More