Mare Fertility

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13 Ways to Predict Ovulation in Mares

April 22, 2015

Horse breeding is only as effective as your ability to predict a mare's impending ovulation. Here's how vets do so.... Read More

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Pregnancy Failure in Horses: Why Things Go Wrong

April 16, 2015

Pregnancy failure in mares is a very real risk; here's how to prevent or handle it.... Read More

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Fertility Control Study in National Park Service Mares

April 15, 2015

The National Park Service is studying the use of fertility control vaccines to control feral horse populations.... Read More

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Caterpillars that Cause Abortion in Mares

April 04, 2015

Learn how researchers determined that hairy, bristly caterpillars can cause abortions and how to protect mares.... Read More

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Double Trouble: Multiple Ovulations in Mares

April 04, 2015

Researchers recently evaluated multiple ovulations and how vets can detect them and, thus, prevent twin pregnancies.... Read More

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Embryo Transfer: From One Mare to Another

March 18, 2015

The technology behind equine embryo transfers means exciting assisted reproduction options are on the horizon.... Read More

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Estrogen Concentrations' Effects on Pregnancy Outcome

March 12, 2015

Researchers determined that reduced estrogen levels in late pregnancy do not affect pregnancy outcome.... Read More

A marble and glass shards removed from a mare's uterus.

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Complications Related to Intrauterine Marbles

February 19, 2015

Complications include chronic endometritis, pyometra, and the marble or shreds of glass adhering to the endometrium.... Read More

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Does Uterine Edema Affect Pregnancy Outcome?

February 11, 2015

Researchers determined that excessive uterine edema near the time of ovulation did not adversely affect pregnancy rates.... Read More

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Advancements in Equine Repro Research

February 01, 2015

Researchers from UK presented research on breeding and mare fertility during the 2014 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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Anti-Mullerian Hormone Helps Assess Aging Mares' Fertility

January 27, 2015

Mare fertility declines with age in association with reduced follicle count, and AMH is correlated with follicle count. ... Read More

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Top Equine Reproduction Studies of 2014

January 20, 2015

Studies covered biofilms, chilled and frozen semen, endometritis, placentitis, oxidative stress and fertility, and more.... Read More

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Breeding Soundness Exams for Him and Her

January 12, 2015

Both the stallion and mare must be in good health and fertility before you even attempt to produce a foal.... Read More

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CSU Equine Repro Vets to Offer Short Course in Arizona

November 10, 2014

The Jan. 7, 2015, short course will offer lectures in the morning and hands-on experience in the afternoon.... Read More

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The Vet Tech's Role in Ambulatory Broodmare Care

October 14, 2014

A well-trained, skilled technician can make a vet's job easier and more enjoyable, especially during breeding season.... Read More

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A Rich Trifecta

October 01, 2014

Meet the orthopedic surgeon, reproductive specialist, and endoscope pioneer honored by the Thoroughbred Club of America.... Read More

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Biofilms and Mare Infertility

September 28, 2014

Find out what researchers have learned about treating endometritis caused by biofilms.... Read More

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TAMU Researcher Studying IVF in Horses

September 03, 2014

A researcher is studying why in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates are lower in horses than in humans.... Read More

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How is a Caslick's Procedure Supposed to be Done in a Mare?

August 11, 2014

A reader seeks answers about a Caslick's procedure and how the area should be opened prior to foaling.... Read More

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Reproductive Leptospirosis in Horses

July 24, 2014

Infection in broodmares can result in abortion; stillbirth; live, nonviable foals; and, rarely, viable foals.... Read More

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Are Mares with Constant Forage Access More Fertile?

July 19, 2014

Conception rates were 47% higher in mares with constant forage access compared to those without.... Read More

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Increased Incidence of Twins

July 09, 2014

Could an increase in twin pregnancies be related to the number of mares receiving injections for ovulation?... Read More

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Endometrial Cups: A Unique Feature of Equine Pregnancies

July 05, 2014

Dr. Douglas Antczak recently commemorated the 100th anniversary of the discovery of endometrial cups.... Read More

A fertilized equine oocyte with two, decondensed pronuclei (DNA marked in blue and the membrane of the pronucleus in red).

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Researchers Mature Equine Oocytes in Laboratory

June 22, 2014

Researchers took a step toward improving assisted reproduction by successfully maturing oocytes in a lab.... Read More

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Tall Fescue Testing: Understanding the Numbers

April 25, 2014

Here are some things to remember when testing horse pastures to evaluate fescue toxicity risk.... Read More