Mare Care

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Pre-Foaling Management (Book Excerpt)

November 26, 2010

A mare should be brought inside at night beginning 30 to 45 days before her due date. This is done for two reasons. The first is so she can become comfortable with the surroundings and feel that the foaling stall is a safe, private place. ... Read More

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Endometritis in Horses Explained

November 01, 2010

Often, the only clinical sign of endometritis is not what you do see but what you don't see: a pregnancy. Endometritis is a major cause of female infertility, affecting up to 15% of broodmares. But because it frequently lacks clear clinical signs... Read More

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Feeding Broodmares in Fall and Winter

October 17, 2010

For many years horse owners and veterinarians thought the nutrient needs of pregnant mares increased only at the end of gestation. But new research shows that pregnant mares' nutrient needs increase as early as the fifth month of gestation. ... Read More

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Equine Fetal Life/Placenta

September 24, 2010

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The Pregnant Mare and Perinatology: 10th International Symposium on Equine Reproduction Recap

September 22, 2010

The 10th International Symposium on Equine Reproduction July 26-30 at the University of Kentucky was presented in four sessions: the non-pregnant mare, the stallion, conception and early development, and the pregnant mare and perinatology. Irwi... Read More

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The Non-Pregnant Mare: 10th International Symposium on Equine Reproduction Recap

September 18, 2010

The 10th International Symposium on Equine Reproduction July 26-30 at the University of Kentucky was presented in four sessions: the non-pregnant mare, the stallion, conception and early development, and the pregnant mare and perinatology. Dale... Read More

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Foal 'Stealing'

September 01, 2010

Our pregnant mare thinks another mare's colt is hers. Is it common for pregnant mares to adopt others' foals?... Read More

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For a Fostered Foal, There's Nothing Like a Mother's Love

August 29, 2010

The loss of a mother: a tragic event for any species. Likewise, the loss of an infant: devastating. At the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana this spring, both of these events occurred, leaving a mare without her baby... Read More

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Treating Systemic Fungal Infections With Better Options

August 22, 2010

There are more options today for treating systemic fungal infections in foals and horses, but owners should be prepared for a long haul--treatment takes a long time, it's expensive, and the infection can reoccur.... Read More

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Rabies Vaccination in Pregnant Mares

August 17, 2010

Q: Can you address off-label use of the rabies vaccine in late-term broodmares? My therio vet won't give it because it's off-label usage. So I arrange for another vet in her practice to vaccinate my late-term mares. I can't imagine my foals not... Read More

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Feeding Broodmares

July 08, 2010

Proper broodmare nutrition is one of the most important contributors to a successful breeding program.... Read More

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Ways to Wean Young Horses

July 01, 2010

Parting is such sweet sorrow. Weaning a foal can be painful or painless, depending on how you do it.... Read More

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Understanding Foal Care: Take 2

June 22, 2010

Foal care: Understanding and learning the basics of caring for baby.... Read More

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Is She Ready to Foal Yet?

June 22, 2010

How do I know if my mare is getting close to her delivery date?
A: This can vary a great deal from mare to... Read More

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Endometritis in Mares

March 31, 2010

Inflammation of the inner uterus lining (endometrium) can cause subfertility or infertility.... Read More

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High Risk Pregnancy in the Mare Discussed at Vet Convention

March 11, 2010

The High Risk Pregnancy in the Mare session at the 2009 AAEP Conference was very well attended.... Read More

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Broodmare Nutrition Requirements Ramped Up

March 08, 2010

Mare nutritional status is a critical component in foal health from conception through weaning.... Read More

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NSAIDs for Mating-Induced Endometritis Examined in Mares

March 06, 2010

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs could assist vets managing persistent mating-induced endometritis (PMIE), a chronic inflammation of the lining of the uterine wall after breeding or artificial insemination, a leading cause of reduced ferti... Read More

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Equine Cushing's in an Old Mare

March 01, 2010

I have an older Arabian mare (with great bloodlines) who gave birth to a healthy colt at age 15 before returni... Read More

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Managing Pastures to Avoid Tall Fescue Toxicity

February 25, 2010

Broodmare farm operators in the southeastern United States are interested in managing tall fescue toxicity because of the pregnancy complications it can cause.

The University of Kentucky Horse Pasture Evaluation Program, has evaluate... Read More

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Breeding the Problem Mare AAEP Discussion

February 23, 2010

Anytime veterinarians talk about breeding the problem mare, it always develops into a lively, animated discussion. The Table Topic on Breeding the Problem Mare was no different at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Con... Read More

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Hormones and Mare Conception Rates

February 22, 2010

Treatment with equine follicle-stimulating hormone (eFSH) does not increase healthy mares' conception rates, researchers recently reported.

The hormone eFSH is used to stimulate donor mares' ovaries to increase the number of ... Read More

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Virginia Tech Equine Hospital Offers Laparoscopic Ovariectomies

February 20, 2010

Combining their surgical expertise with state-of-the-art laparoscopic equipment, veterinary specialists at Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center have been able to remove certain mares' ovaries in a surgical procedure... Read More

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Equine Reproduction Advances Discussed at AAEP

February 16, 2010

What was the hottest news in equine veterinary medicine in 2009? During the popular Kester News Hour session at the annual American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention, three top veterinarians (who focus on equine reproduction, inte... Read More

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Single-Dose WNV Booster Effective for Pregnant Mares (AAEP 2009)

February 01, 2010

When we only had one vaccine for West Nile virus (WNV) in horses, vaccination was quite simple. Then when different types of vaccines came along, the waters got a little muddier, especially for pregnant mares in which breeders feared risking no... Read More