Scientists Uncover New Way to Assess Ovulation

Veterinarians generally assess whether a mare has ovulated and is ready to breed by rectal palpation. However, new research suggests that a mare’s blood plasma sample can tell the veterinarian just as accurately that ovulation has occurred. The Japan Racing Association (JRA)-sponsored study was presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of Investigation and Research Concerning Racehorses, held Dec.

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