Mare Care


New Diagnostic Procedures to Detect XY Mares

November 22, 2015

The new procedures could make sterile mares with XY sex chromosomes easier and less expensive for breeders to detect.... Read More


Breeding the Problem Mare With Endometritis

November 15, 2015

Learn how to manage these challenging cases and improve the mare's chance of producing a live foal.... Read More


The Uterine Environment's Impact on Foal Metabolism

November 14, 2015

Researchers say the uterine environment can significantly impact a foal's future bone health, metabolism, and more.... Read More


New Bolton Center to Hold Special Event About Foaling

November 05, 2015

Lecture topics will include dystocia, care of a sick foal, and postpartum mare management.... Read More


All Wound Up

October 30, 2015

Physiological stress can be an important equine welfare issue. Here's what you should know.... Read More


Broodmare Nutrition: Preparing for Fall and Winter

October 25, 2015

Mares in good body condition have a reservoir of stored fat that can be used during cold winter weather.... Read More


2016 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 23, 2015

Lecture topics will include mare, stallion, and foal care; navicular syndrome; the digestive tract; and more.... Read More


New Bolton Center Seeks Volunteer Foal Sitters for 2016

October 20, 2015

Foal sitters assist veterinarians and staff with a variety of tasks in the neonatal intensive care unit.... Read More


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


Manifestations of Equine Herpesvirus-1

October 13, 2015

Learn how the respiratory, reproductive, and neurologic forms of equine herpesvirus-1 can impact your horse.... Read More


Managing Pregnant Mares

October 13, 2015

How to feed, house and, yes, even exercise your mommy-to-be. ... Read More


Social Communication and Equine Reproductive Success

September 06, 2015

Domestic horses' reproductive efficiency is often lower than that of feral horses. Does modern husbandry play a role?... Read More


How Does Light Impact Horses?

August 15, 2015

Light drives the internal clocks of all organisms. Here's how it impacts horses, from broodmares to equine athletes.... Read More


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

Carleigh Fedorka


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Carleigh Fedorka

July 25, 2015

Fedorka's research could, in the future, allow breeders to modulate post-breeding endometrial inflammation in mares.... Read More


UK Strongly Represented at the ESS Symposium

July 24, 2015

The symposium featured research on equine nutrition, exercise physiology, reproduction, management, and more.... Read More


Puerperal Problems in Mare Reviewed

July 11, 2015

Retained placenta, lochiometra, and injuries to the perineum were the most common puerperal (after birthing) issues.... Read More


The Ergot Alkaloid Enigma

June 30, 2015

Learn about ergovaline's stability in endophyte-infected tall fescue, which causes toxicosis in broodmares.... Read More


Common Equine Abortion Causes Reviewed

June 21, 2015

While we can't prevent all abortions, knowing the risks can help us prepare for and, in some cases, reduce the hazards.... Read More


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


What You Can Do to Promote a Healthy Foal

June 05, 2015

Take steps prior to parturition to ensure your foal enters the world in a clean and healthy environment.... Read More


Some Stallion Voices More Attractive to Mares Than Others

June 04, 2015

Stallions with low-pitched whinnies were more fertile and more attractive to mares than those with high-pitched voices.... Read More


When do Broodmares at Pasture Need Supplemental Feed?

June 02, 2015

If mares graze pastures down to below five centimeters, it might be time to supplement with grain, researchers say.... Read More


Study: Dams Shape Foals' Relationships With Humans

May 28, 2015

A good relationship with the dam is an easy way to promote positive interactions between foals and humans.... Read More


McCue, Squires Publish Equine Embryo Transfer Manual

May 27, 2015

The manual is based on basic science, research, and clinical experience from a commercial embryo transfer program.... Read More