Recent News for Breeding Basics

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Minimizing Foal Stress Levels in the Breeding Shed

February 03, 2016

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

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Is Sustainability a Heritable Trait in Thoroughbreds?

January 20, 2016

While environmental factors, such as nutrition and training, shape sustainability, genetics influence it, as well.... Read More

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How to Predict When a Mare Will Foal

January 17, 2016

Many breeders use a combination of the available options to predict when a mare will foal.... Read More

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Collecting Colostrum

January 15, 2016

How can you collect colostrum and save it for future use, and how long can you keep it? A veterinarian weighs in.... Read More

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Foal Sex, Gestation Length Heritable Through Mare Bloodlines

January 14, 2016

This marks the first time such a connection has been made in any mammalian species.... 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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Researchers Unlock Genetic Secrets of the Dun Coat Color

January 08, 2016

Recent study results reveal why the dun pattern does not appear in many domestic horses.... Read More

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Don't Judge a Horse by His (or Her) Color

December 31, 2015

Is there any proof behind the hot-blooded chestnut mare stereotype? An equine behaviorist weighs in.... Read More

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First Case of HERDA-like Disease in Warmbloods Identified

December 14, 2015

Researchers recently diagnosed the first homozygous case of Warmblood fragile foal syndrome (WFFS), a genetic disorder.... Read More

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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

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Does the U.K. Performance Horse Industry Have a Color Bias?

October 23, 2015

Researchers observed a negative bias of block-colored and spotted horses, which could impact subjective evaluations.... Read More

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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

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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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Fossilized Mare Sheds Light on Reproductive Tract Evolution

October 16, 2015

Scientists say the equine reproductive tract has undergone surprisingly little evolution over the past 48 million years.... Read More

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Foal Produced Via Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection Born

October 06, 2015

Lord Nelson, or "PICSI," was the first foal produced via intracytoplasmic sperm injection to be born at UC Davis.... Read More

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Breeding the Newly Retired or Competition Stallion

September 20, 2015

Owners can take several steps to ensure a successful transition from athletic to breeding performance.... 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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Researchers Partner for Studies on Standardbreds

September 16, 2015

Rutgers and University of Minnesota researchers are studying genetic factors underlying musculoskeletal diseases.... Read More

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Managing Young Horses

September 15, 2015

Care for horses under the age of 4 with their future health and performance in mind.... Read More

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'Gait Keeper' Gene Mutation Found in Trotting Horses

September 13, 2015

Researchers say the 'Gait Keeper' gene appears to be responsible for trotters' success in harness racing.... Read More

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Foals and CPR: What You Should Know

September 11, 2015

If you administer CPR to a foal that's not breathing in time, your baby could be one of the 40-90% that fully recover.... Read More

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French Researchers Work to Improve Horse Health, Welfare

September 07, 2015

The Hippolia Foundation unites equine research groups for better progress, improved funding opportunities, and more.... Read More

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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

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Researchers Identify Wither Height Gene in Shetlands

August 30, 2015

A particular variant within the HMGA2 gene appears to be related to height determination, scientists determined. ... Read More

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Input Sought on Horse Weaning Survey

August 25, 2015

Researchers in the United Kingdom are seeking input on a survey for a study on weaning methods.... Read More