Mare Care

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Riding and Exercising Broodmares

September 14, 2012

Is exercise, and sometimes even intense competition, safe for a pregnant mare and her unborn foal?... Read More

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Keys to Consider when Feeding Broodmares

August 29, 2012

Understanding broodmares' nutrient requirements can make developing a feeding program a less daunting task.... Read More

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Nutrition, Genetics, and Equine Neuroaxonal Dystrophy

July 26, 2012

Researchers recently identified links between equine neuroaxonal dystrophy (NAD), nutrition, and genetics.... Read More

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Italy Responds to Equine Dourine Outbreak

July 02, 2012

In May 2011, a stallion undergoing routine testing in Italy for stud purposes tested positive for dourine.... Read More

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Equine Reproductive Tract Bacteria Studied

June 16, 2012

One study showed bacteria on stallions' external genitalia do not appear to affect stallion or mare fertility.... Read More

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Premature Partuition

June 01, 2012

We have a 19-year-old broodmare that bagged up and developed edema... Read More

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Uterine Therapy Options in Broodmares

May 02, 2012

Accurate diagnosis can allow effective treatment of uterine conditions in broodmares to improve fertility.... Read More

Straw, the byproduct of grain production, is economical horse bedding. While it’s not as absorbent as other options, straw is often recommended for foaling stalls because it won’t stick to wet newborns.

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Fertilization and Early Pregnancy Loss in Mares

April 27, 2012

One of the most important causes of embryo loss during early gestation is post-breeding endometritis.... Read More

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Single Layer Centrifugation Benefits in Horse Breeding

April 20, 2012

SLC can help breeders address problems associated with breeding both stallions and mares.... Read More

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Understanding Breeding Soundness Exams for Mares

April 18, 2012

A breeding soundness exam should determine the probability of a mare conceiving and carrying a foal.... Read More

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Gallium Nitrate and R. Equi Shedding (AAEP 2011)

April 02, 2012

Treatment of mares with oral gallium nitrate significantly reduced fecal concentrations of virulent R. equi.... Read More

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Acupuncture Use in Equine Reproduction (AAEP 2011)

March 25, 2012

Studies in human medicine are yielding promising results to support aucpuncture use in equine reproduction.... Read More

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Egg Hatch Under Way in Central Ky.

March 24, 2012

Experts report that this year's Eastern tent caterpillar egg hatch is about a week ahead of average.... Read More

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Improved Test for Equine Ovarian Tumor Diagnosis (AAEP 2011)

March 14, 2012

A recent study showed anti-Mullerian hormone levels is a useful test for detecting granulosa cell tumors.... Read More

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Assisted Equine Reproduction Horse Course Archived

March 14, 2012

Foss explained a number of scientifically advanced assisted reproduction techniques and relayed how they work.... Read More

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New Treatment for Mare Endometritis Examined (AAEP 2011)

March 10, 2012

The buffered chelators had no deleterious effects on the endometrium or the establishment of pregnancy.... Read More

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Dexamethasone Use in Broodmares at Breeding Time (AAEP 2011)

March 07, 2012

A single dose of dexamethasone at breeding time did not appear to interfere with ovulation.... Read More

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Eastern Tent Caterpillars Hatching Earlier This Year

March 01, 2012

Research has proven the caterpillars caused outbreaks of mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS).... Read More

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Recombinant Hormones Make Mares Cycle in Winter (AAEP 2011)

February 17, 2012

Researchers reported success with inducing ovulation in winter anestrous mares via a new hormone therapy.... Read More

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Reining Champion and Viral Video Star 'Roxy' Euthanized

February 10, 2012

Stall accident resulted in traumatic soft-tissue damage to the reining mare Whizard's Baby Doll, aka "Roxy"... Read More

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New Deslorelin Formula Improves Pregnancy Rates (AAEP 2011)

February 08, 2012

A 1.8-mg dose of the deslorelin acetate formulation was safe and effective in inducing ovulation in mares.... Read More

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Broodmares' Nutritional Needs During Late Gestation

January 25, 2012

A pregnant mare should maintain a healthy weight to support both the fetus' and her own calorie needs.... Read More

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Control Placentitis to Minimize Late-Term Abortion Chances

January 14, 2012

Veteran broodmares are at risk of placentitis, partly due to anatomic changes from previous foalings.... Read More

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Nocardioform Placentitis Affecting Kentucky's 2011 Foal Crop

January 11, 2012

In 2011 more than 325 confirmed cases were submitted for evaluation--the largest number on record.... Read More

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Controlling Reproductive Behavior in Performance Mares

January 05, 2012

This must be broached delicately so it is reversible and doesn't impart any detrimental effects on fertility.... Read More