Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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Horse Castration: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

July 24, 2016

There are health risks for horses being castrated, but vets and owners can work together to manage them.... Read More

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Osteochondrosis: Harmless Lesion or Permanent Problem?

July 20, 2016

Leading researchers from around the world share their findings on this common joint disease of young horses. ... Read More

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Preventing Disease Spread This Show Season

July 19, 2016

Remember these three core biosecurity steps to help keep your horses as well as your fellow competitors' horses healthy.... Read More

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Weaning Ways

July 15, 2016

Here's how to help your weanling transition to adulthood as smoothly as possible.... Read More

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My Horse Has a Fever. Now What?

July 15, 2016

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More

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Progesterone as a Diagnostic Tool During Equine Pregnancy

July 08, 2016

Veterinarians can use progesterone diagnostically to evaluate luteal function during early pregnancy. ... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2016

July 05, 2016

Diagnosed diseases include vesicular stomatitis, EHV, strangles, influenza, piroplasmosis, rabies, and more.... Read More

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Do Foals, Yearlings Need Fecal Egg Counts of Zero?

July 05, 2016

Study foals and yearlings had good body condition scores and growth rates even when their fecal egg counts weren't zero.... Read More

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Ruidoso Downs EHV Quarantine Released

July 01, 2016

The release comes after 14 days with no new EHV-1 cases.... Read More

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Variations in Body Conformation

June 27, 2016

There is no one ideal body type; there are, however, conformation traits that can affect performance.... Read More

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A Closer Look at Genetic Testing in Horses

June 26, 2016

Scientists are learning more about horses' DNA and how mutations impact health, behavior, performance, and more.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Lauren Goedde

June 25, 2016

Goedde studied whether an omega-3 DHA supplement affected a stallion's sperm motion characteristics and viability.... Read More

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Save the Dates for Fall Events Hosted by UK Gluck Center

June 24, 2016

Events include the John F. Timoney Symposium, Equine Research Hall of Fame event, and Reproductive Diseases Symposium.... Read More

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A Memo From the UKVDL Regarding CEM Sample Submissions

June 24, 2016

The USDA has issued revised guidelines for contagious equine metritis (CEM) culture. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Unwanted Horse Coalition Hosts Annual Meeting

June 22, 2016

The coalition announced that Operation Gelding will be expanded based on positive survey results.... Read More

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Horse at Ruidoso Downs Euthanized Due to EHV-1

June 20, 2016

A single horse tested positive for neurologic EHV-1 on June 17. That horse's barn has been quarantined.... Read More

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Male Horse Health Care: Don't Forget Sheath Cleaning

June 19, 2016

One veterinarian offers some tips on an often overlooked but extremely important task: sheath cleaning.... Read More

Nursing foals acquire essential "good" bacteria for proper hindgut fermentation through their mares' udder and milk.

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Young Horse Digestive Health

June 17, 2016

Understanding how your growing foal's digestive system works can help you recognize and avoid potential problems. ... Read More

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The "Problem" Mare: A Challenging Case of Endometritis

June 17, 2016

A reproduction specialist reviews how she successfully managed and impregnated a particularly challenging problem mare.... Read More

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Wisconsin EHV-1 Quarantine Released

June 15, 2016

A quarantine put in place after a West Bend horse tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 has been lifted.... Read More

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Nature vs. Nurture: What Shapes a Foal's Future?

June 14, 2016

What affects a foal's demeanor and makes him his own, unique self? Let's have a look at what science has to say.... Read More

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7 Equine Nutrition Myths Busted

June 13, 2016

Decipher fact vs. fiction when it comes to the complicated world of feeding horses. ... Read More

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Cooke Co., Texas, EHV-1 Quarantine Partially Released

June 13, 2016

Seven horses at one breeding farm tested positive for the neuropathogenic form of the virus in late May.... Read More

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Stallion Semen Freezing 101

June 12, 2016

A reproduction specialist reviews how to freeze semen so veterinarians can carry out the process in their practices.... Read More

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How Does Acupuncture Work?

June 10, 2016

There's a complex series of events that occur when acupuncture needles are placed. Here's a rundown of what happens.... Read More