Breeding Planning

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Minimizing Foal Stress Levels in the Breeding Shed

December 14, 2017

What would be the best plan for handling a foal whose dam is being covered by a stallion?... Read More

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom arrives early morning at Pimlico on May 21, 2011, at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, Md.

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Breeding the Newly Retired Stallion

October 15, 2017

Owners can take several steps to ensure a successful transition from athletic to breeding performance.... Read More

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Why Do Equine Genetic Disorders and Coat Color Seem Related?

August 24, 2017

Lavender foal, lethal white, blindness, and deafness are all color-related genetic problems. Dr. Brooks explains.... Read More

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What's the Difference Between a Dominant and Recessive Gene?

August 23, 2017

Dr. Samantha Brooks explains how dominant and recessive genes differ and how they are expressed in individual horses.... Read More

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Understanding Equine Genetic Diseases

August 10, 2017

Research is offering more insight into inherited diseases and conditions in our horses.... Read More

Quarter Horse stallion Slick by Design is a competitive barrel racer who's also one of the sport's leading sires.

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The Double-Duty Stallion

June 18, 2017

Is your stallion expected to perform in both the breeding shed and the arena? Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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It's All in the Genes: Horse Traits and Heritability

June 13, 2017

Scientists are continuing to uncover which genes are responsible for certain traits in horses.... Read More

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Evaluating Neonatal Foals and Post-Partum Mares at Foal-Heat

March 12, 2017

Have a vet ensure your foal is developing well and your mare is ready for her next mating at her foal heat.... Read More

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Understanding Equine Embryo Transfer

February 01, 2017

Learn about the steps involved in embryo transfer from CSU's Dr. Ryan Ferris. ... Read More

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Tips for Using Lights to Cycle a Broodmare

January 30, 2017

Artificial light exposure can bring a mare into estrus earlier in the season. Dr. Ryan Ferris of CSU explains.... Read More

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How Old is Too Old to Breed a Maiden Mare?

January 27, 2017

Dr. Dave Scofield of Select Breeders Services shares insight into breeding older mares for the first time.... Read More

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So, You Want to Breed Your Mare!

January 12, 2017

Breeding a mare is exciting but not without challenges. Learn about stallion selection, breeding soundness, and more!... Read More

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Before You Breed: Costs and Considerations

November 20, 2016

Ensure your decision to breed is the right one and that you're prepared to handle the costs and commitments involved.... Read More

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University of Maryland Equine Program Breeds Success

September 18, 2016

Learn about the university's Thoroughbred breeding program, a winning one-eyed gelding, and more.... Read More

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Understanding the Mare's Transitional Period

April 05, 2016

Find out how light can impact a mares's ovulatory cycles. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Spring Foalings

March 08, 2016

Of the 395 poll respondents, 286 (72%) said they aren't expecting a foal this spring. ... Read More

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15 Facts About Breeding Sport Horses

March 04, 2016

Learn about the special challenges related to breeding sport horse mares and stallions in our Vet On Demand companion! ... Read More

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Recipient Mares Pass Some Traits on to Foals

January 13, 2016

One researcher describes what we know about the receiving mare's effect on the foal. ... Read More

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Does Dam or Sire Age Affect Offspring Gender?

October 17, 2015

Researchers noted differences in the probability of producing a filly or colt based on the mares' and stallions' ages.... Read More

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CEM: What Every Stallion Owner Should Know

September 18, 2015

Here are some steps breeders should take to help keep the United States free of contagious equine metritis (CEM). ... Read More

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Responsible, Purposeful Horse Breeding

August 12, 2015

Are you considering breeding your mare? Do your homework ahead of time to ensure it's the right choice for you.... Read More

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Thinking Outside the Breeding Shed

June 17, 2015

Infertile mare? Deceased stallion? No problem! Equine reproduction is now high-tech enough to overcome these hurdles.... Read More

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The Equine DNA Roadmap

May 05, 2015

Find out what the equine genome can tell us about our horses and preventing genetic disease.... Read More

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Why are Two Siblings Out of the Same Mare so Different?

April 30, 2015

An equine behavior expert addresses contradictory characteristics between foals out of one mare born different years.... Read More

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How Your Horse Got His Color (And Why You Should Care)

April 28, 2015

A horse's coat color genetics are important not just for aesthetic reasons; they can also have health implications.... Read More