Mare Care

A mare's teats will become waxy around one to four days before foaling, and sometimes sooner.


Preparing Mares for Foaling

January 17, 2015

Rapid changes occur in the last months of gestation, making it important that owners monitor mares closely.... Read More


Breeding Soundness Exams for Him and Her

January 12, 2015

Both the stallion and mare must be in good health and fertility before you even attempt to produce a foal.... Read More


USDA Approves Vetera Vaccines for Use in Pregnant Mares

January 08, 2015

The USDA approved the label claim based on safety studies including a total of 446 pregnant mares.... Read More


EVA Vaccines: What You Need to Know

December 18, 2014

Implementing a proper vaccination regimen for breeding stock is key to minimizing EVA's spread around the world.... Read More


Is a 14-Year-Old Mare Too Old to Breed?

December 17, 2014

One mare owner wonders if it's okay to breed a mare in her mid-teens. (00:01:15)... Read More


Is it Safe to Breed a Mare with EMS?

December 16, 2014

Breeding a mare with equine metabolic syndrome presents many possible problems. Dr. Bryant Craig explains. (00:02:50)... Read More


Equine Life Stages: Stallions and Mares

December 04, 2014

Stallions and broodmares require special care. Learn how to keep breeding horses healthy.... Read More


Equine Venereal Disease

December 01, 2014

Equine sexually transmitted diseases can affect pregnancy outcomes and breeding stock welfare.... Read More


The Key to the Future: Broodmare and Stallion Care

November 20, 2014

While they only make up a small segment of the equine industry, breeding stock is the future of our business.... Read More


Embryo Transfer Step-by-Step

November 18, 2014

Embryo transfers allow a mare to carry another mare's foal to term. Learn about the process from beginning to end.... Read More


CSU Equine Repro Vets to Offer Short Course in Arizona

November 10, 2014

The Jan. 7, 2015, short course will offer lectures in the morning and hands-on experience in the afternoon.... Read More


Foals Follow Dams' Leads When Dealing With Scary Objects

November 01, 2014

Researchers found that foals that watched their dams calmly handle scary objects ended up being less fearful themselves.... Read More


2015 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 24, 2014

The programs are open to vets, owners, and managers or anyone interested in equine reproduction and management.... Read More


UK Gluck Center to Host EAV Symposium in November

October 21, 2014

This symposium will focus on strategies for controlling equine arteritis virus (EAV) in stallions, semen, and embryos.... Read More


The Vet Tech's Role in Ambulatory Broodmare Care

October 14, 2014

A well-trained, skilled technician can make a vet's job easier and more enjoyable, especially during breeding season.... Read More


Equine Assisted Reproduction Techniques 101

October 05, 2014

Learn about the four most common assisted reproduction techniques used in today's equine breeding industry.... Read More


Biofilms and Mare Infertility

September 28, 2014

Find out what researchers have learned about treating endometritis caused by biofilms.... Read More


Growing your Bedding: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

September 24, 2014

Managing and monitoring pastures properly can result in the safe production of quality hay or bedding.... Read More


TAMU Researcher Studying IVF in Horses

September 03, 2014

A researcher is studying why in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates are lower in horses than in humans.... Read More


How Can I Tell if a Mare is Pregnant?

August 18, 2014

Equine reproduction specialist Ryan Ferris, DVM, shares the signs that a mare is in foal.... Read More


Equine Guelph to Offer Horse Growth, Development Course

August 16, 2014

Sound management and health practices play a key role in building a solid foundation for a foal's future.... Read More


How is a Caslick's Procedure Supposed to be Done in a Mare?

August 11, 2014

A reader seeks answers about a Caslick's procedure and how the area should be opened prior to foaling.... Read More


2014 'Therio Conference' Held in Portland, Oregon

August 07, 2014

Equine topics included biofilms, reproductive biosecurity, embryo biopsies, and more.... Read More


Reproductive Leptospirosis in Horses

July 24, 2014

Infection in broodmares can result in abortion; stillbirth; live, nonviable foals; and, rarely, viable foals.... Read More


Are Mares with Constant Forage Access More Fertile?

July 19, 2014

Conception rates were 47% higher in mares with constant forage access compared to those without.... Read More