Stallion Care

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Breeding Soundness Exams for Stallions

January 27, 2012

A stallion must be in good physical condition and not overweight at the start of the breeding season.... Read More

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Stored Semen Processing Method Evaluated

January 13, 2012

A scaled-up single layer centrifugation method improved stored semen quality.... Read More

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Equine Reproduction News (AAEP 2011)

December 23, 2011

The 2011 AAEP convention featured presentations on many aspects of managing fertility in horses. ... Read More

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Breeding the Newly Retired or Competition Stallion

October 31, 2011

Owners can take several steps to ensure a successful transition from athletic to breeding performance.... 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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UK Graduate Spotlight: Katheryn Cerny

October 22, 2011

Katheryn Cerny will complete her master's in veterinary science at the University of Kentucky in early 2012.... Read More

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Ergot Alkaloids' Effects on Colts and Stallions

October 18, 2011

Preliminary research showed that ergot alkaloids had minimal effects on stallions' and colts' fertility.... Read More

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Dirty or Shy?

October 01, 2011

I rescued a gelding earlier this year, and I have noticed he has some weird tendencies when urinating. ... Read More

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Study: Pentoxifylline's Effect on Semen Quantity and Quality

September 18, 2011

Equine semen quality and quantity were not significantly improved with pentoxifylline administration.... Read More

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Leading Sire Stud Fees: Breeding to Sell

September 18, 2011

The UK College of Agricultural Economics program examines leading Thoroughbred sire stud fees.... Read More

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Mysterious Swelling

September 01, 2011

My horse has a swollen 24-inch "vein" on the middle of his underbelly and all the way up to his genitals...... Read More

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Sheath Cleaning for Male Horses: How-To

August 22, 2011

Cleaning the sheath of a male horse is an unpleasant, but often necessary task. Learn how in this video.... Read More

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Arizona Stallion Reported Positive for CEM

July 26, 2011

A stallion in Arizona has tested positive for contagious equine metrititis (CEM), a sexually transmitted ... ... Read More

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Harness Racing's Effect on Fertility

June 05, 2011

According to the results of a new study, it's unlikely that racing has an effect (either positive or negative)... Read More

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Contagious Equine Metritis Detected in South Africa

May 14, 2011

Two cases of contagious equine metritis (CEM) have been confirmed in the South African province of Gauteng, ... Read More

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Gelding/Castrating Male Horses

April 25, 2011

Why and when should you geld or castrate a stallion, and what's involved in the procedure?... Read More

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Vaccinating Pregnant Mares for Equine Viral Arteritis

April 24, 2011

In the event of an equine viral arteritis (EVA) outbreak, is it safe to vaccinate your pregnant mare so she develops the immunity she needs to prevent infection and resulting abortion? The results of a recent collaborative study completed by ... Read More

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Male Horses: A Role in Early-Term Abortion?

April 14, 2011

Early-term abortion in mares is a frustrating problem for breeders, as often the cause is nearly impossible to determine. But a team of researchers from the Czech Republic might have uncovered one possible reason why mares abort in certain management... Read More

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Reproduction Advances

March 17, 2011

The many recent advances in horse reproduction were discussed during the 2010 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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AAEP 2010 Convention Complete Coverage

March 17, 2011

A wrap-up of the 2010 AAEP Convention, including in-depth coverage of nearly 100 presentations and sessions.... Read More

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2010's Top Equine Reproduction Studies (AAEP 2010)

March 10, 2011

The science of equine reproduction enjoyed many significant advancements in 2010, and these were discussed during the popular Kester News Hour session of the American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, held Dec. 6-10 in Baltimore, Md. ... 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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Assessing Sperm Morphology in Stallions Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

February 10, 2011

A Table Topic on stallion sperm morphology at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., revolved around the analysis of different sperm defects on the stallion and what their effects were ... Read More

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Horse Workshops to Cover Breeding, Forage Production

February 09, 2011

The Purdue University Extension and Historic Prophetstown will jointly sponsor workshops throughout the year for those interested in learning more about horse breeding, forage production, and driving. Three horse reproduction clinics will be offered ... Read More

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Assisted Reproduction in Horses: Practical Usage (AAEP 2010)

February 06, 2011

Technology is an amazing thing--especially technology that allows veterinarians to produce live foals from horses with very poor fertility and even from those that have died. A number of assisted reproductive technologies for horses have been ... Read More