Stallion Fertility

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Do Equine Metabolic Diseases Affect Reproduction?

September 08, 2013

Some veterinarians now believe that metabolic diseases likely have a negative impact on equine reproduction. ... Read More

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Horse Pain and its Impact on Reproduction

August 24, 2013

Learn how equine pain might influence reproduction ability, along with how to detect subtle signs of pain.... Read More

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Check Under Fly Masks (and Other Stuff I Learned at ACT)

August 22, 2013

From handling fear in horses to equine pain, I learned a lot I didn't expect to at the ACT Meeting.... Read More

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ACT 2013: Reasons to Evaluate Stallion Fertility

August 13, 2013

Dr. Dickson Varner lists the reasons veterinarians might assess stallions for infertility. ... Read More

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ACT 2013: Components of a Stallion Breeding Exam

August 11, 2013

Dr. Dickson Varner describes what he's looking for during a stallion breeding soundness exam.... Read More

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ACT 2013: How Pain Impacts Equine Reproduction

August 10, 2013

University of Florida's Dr. Chris Sanchez describes how pain might affect conception rates in horses.... Read More

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2013 Theriogenology Conference Kicks Off

August 07, 2013

The Society for Theriogenology's Conference starts Aug. 7 and continues through Aug. 10 in Louisville, Ky.... Read More

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Hot Topics in Equine Reproduction

April 08, 2013

Researchers are continually making advancements to improve equine artificial insemination.... Read More

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Stallion Fertility

March 20, 2013

Dr. Erin Denney-Jones discusses stallion fertility and stallion breeding exams.... Read More

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Top Equine Reproduction Studies of 2012 (AAEP 2012)

March 14, 2013

Dr. Pat McCue gives a rundown on a number of 2012's practical equine reproductive studies.... Read More

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Stallion Fertility Fine Following Removal of One Testicle (AAEP 2012)

February 06, 2013

Researchers found that stallions can still lead productive lives as studs with only one testis.... Read More

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'Cheap 'n' Easy' Method for Evaluating Stallion Sperm Described (AAEP 2012)

January 27, 2013

Researchers studied the use of Dip Quick stain for examining sperm morphology with positive results.... Read More

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5 Things You need to Know: Stallion Fertility

January 15, 2013

Dr. Ed Squires shares the five most important things horse breeders need to know about stallion fertility.... Read More

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Bacteria in Semen

December 11, 2012

Is there a bacterial component that can be present in stallion semen?... Read More

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Fruitful Endeavors: Stallion Fertility

December 03, 2012

Many factors influence stallion fertility and a good number of these can be managed and improved.... Read More

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Commentary: Have a Plan Before Breeding your Mare

December 03, 2012

It is important to consider everything involved in breeding before bringing another horse into the world.... Read More

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Nutraceuticals to Enhance Stallion Fertility?

October 26, 2011

Research has shown that some dietary changes have a beneficial effect on semen quality and stallion fertility.... Read More

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Subfertile Breeding Stallions: Management Strategies (AAEP 2010)

February 15, 2011

"Stallions do not become sires because of reproductive capability," began Dickson Varner, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT, professor of large animal medicine and surgery at Texas A&M University. "They're selected based on performance, pedigree, and conformation... Read More

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Semen Optimization Increases Fertility of Subfertile Stallions

September 15, 2010

Veterinarians at The Georgia and Philip Hofmann Research Center for Animal Reproduction at Penn Vet's New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa., have enjoyed notable success with semen optimization processing techniques. These techniques are... Read More

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Estimating Future Stallion Fertility

March 02, 2009

Veterinary examination of a prospective breeding stallion is used to judge the stallion's fertility. ... Read More

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Atypical Causes of Stallion Infertility

May 18, 2008

It pays to think outside the box when considering possible causes of stallion infertility. The stallion's reproductive conformation, quality of sperm, and history can all impact his performance in the breeding shed.... Read More

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Enhancing Stallion Fertility

December 01, 2007


Science and good management are keys to keeping stallions at top breeding performance. 

Another equine breeding season is only a short time away, with many breeding sheds... Read More

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Stallion Subfertility and Infertility Conditions

November 01, 2006

Is your stud a dud? About one in 10 breeding stallions can't perform up to expectations due to subfertility or infertility. Causes for reduced breeding performance are many: Age, injury, genetics, management, or disease. Two are readily... Read More

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How to Improve Stallion Fertility?

July 01, 2005

I have a young (4-year-old) Dutch warmblood stallion with some fertility issues. However, he has had good fertility and a good sperm cell count. He has low motility, some poor morphology, and some dead and immature sperm cells. The longevity of... Read More

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Managing Subfertile Stallions

November 19, 2004

The decision to manage a subfertile stallion non-conventionally is "based on the condition of farm economics or despair, or more appropriately, the last hope before retiring the stallion," said Irwin K.M. Liu, DVM, PhD, a professor in the... Read More