Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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Seasonal Manure Changes

April 19, 2017

A veterinarians 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

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What is Leptospirosis?

April 11, 2017

Learn whether your horse is at risk and if you should be vaccinating for this "new" disease.... Read More

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Nocardioform Placentitis from an Epidemiological View

April 09, 2017

Through the third week of February, 44 cases of nocardioform placentitis were confirmed in the 2017 Kentucky foal crop.... Read More

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Study: Management Practices Can Help OCD Lesions Resolve

April 08, 2017

How young horses are fed and housed can impact how osteochondral lesions evolve, and even help them heal.... Read More

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Maryland EHV-1 Contained to One Farm, State Vet Says

April 07, 2017

There have been no new EHV cases reported since April 4, when one Anne Arundel County horse tested positive.... Read More

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Leading Causes of Death in Aged Horses in Kentucky Examined

April 07, 2017

Digestive system and cardiovascular system problems were the most common causes of death in the study population.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2016

April 06, 2017

Confirmed diseases include equine herpesvirus, West Nile virus, African horse sickness, strangles, influenza, and more.... Read More

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New Jersey Horse Tests Positive for Neurologic EHV

April 05, 2017

The index farm and veterinary clinic at which the horse was treated are currently under quarantine.... Read More

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Maryland Horse Euthanized, Tests Positive for EHV

April 05, 2017

The horse was euthanized at the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Health Center in Leesburg, Virginia, shortly after arrival. ... Read More

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Using Endocrine Therapy to Manage Subfertile Mares

April 04, 2017

Reproductive endocrinology influenced by the horse's overall health and well-being. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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Lawsuit Filed Over Allegedly Mishandled Stored Semen

April 02, 2017

An Arkansas women claims an equine reproduction facility mishandled semen from her now-deceased Missouri Fox Trotter.... Read More

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Reining In Equine Infectious Respiratory Diseases

April 01, 2017

Controlling disease spread can be challenging. A veterinarian offers tips on how to react if your farm becomes infected.... Read More

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Carbohydrates Defined

March 29, 2017

Carbohydrates are the main source of dietary energy for horses and are important for fast, quick-burning power.... Read More

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Choosing Hay for a Yearling Horse

March 27, 2017

Our nutrition expert considers grain hays, grass hay, and alfalfa for feeding growing horses.... Read More

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Marion County, Oregon, Horse Tests Positive for EHV

March 27, 2017

The horse showed acute neurologic signs and was euthanized after his condition deteriorated.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Victoria Taylor

March 26, 2017

Taylor is studying how Kentucky 31 tall fescue and a novel endophyte tall fescue affect nonpregnant and pregnant mares.... Read More

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UK to Host Second Equine Nutrition Short Course

March 25, 2017

Presentation topics include feeding through a horse's life cycle, evaluating body condition, nutrition myths, and more.... Read More

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New Perspectives on Foal Nutrition

March 25, 2017

Dr. Laurie Lawrence shares results of studies on mare milk composition and foals' GI microbial colonization.... Read More

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Broodmares' Nutritional Needs During Late Gestation

March 24, 2017

A pregnant mare should maintain a healthy weight to support both the fetus' and her own calorie needs.... Read More

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Clear and Present Danger: Reduce Your Horse's Disease Risk

March 23, 2017

Use this four-step plan to keep equine infectious diseases in check.... Read More

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Loux Receives Storm Cat Career Development Award

March 22, 2017

Dr. Shavahn Loux is studying mares' microRNA population during normal gestation and experimentally induced placentitis.... Read More