Stallion Care

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Castration Complications: The First 24 Hours After Gelding are Critical

September 19, 2010

Chubby Poco Chick should have been castrated while he was still a weanling or even a yearling, but life kept getting in the way. At age three, our Quarter Horse colt was good-natured and docile, but we aren't breeders, and he wasn't b... Read More

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Semen Optimization Increases Fertility of Subfertile Stallions

September 15, 2010

Veterinarians at The Georgia and Philip Hofmann Research Center for Animal Reproduction at Penn Vet's New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa., have enjoyed notable success with semen optimization processing techniques. These techniques are... Read More

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Stallion Management: Excerpt from Breeders' Guide to Mare, Foal & Stallion Care

July 24, 2010

General considerations for good stallion management are maintenance of the stallion in excellent health and a stress-free environment that promotes normal sexual behavior and sperm production. The size and construction of housing for the stallion is ... Read More

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Modified Surgical Technique Helps Male Horses

July 20, 2010

Texas A&M improves a standard procedure to remove part of a horse's penis secondary to damage or disease.... Read More

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Pasturing Stallions Together Can Work, Says Study

June 08, 2010

Behavior Quiz: If you put five breeding stallions together in an open pasture, what do you get? A) the Kentucky Derby, minus the jockeys, B) a new pro basketball team, or C) dramatic chaos?

Believe it or not, according to a new study... Read More

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CEM: Lower-Cost Stallion Testing Continues

May 20, 2010

In an effort to show that Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM) does not exist or is at very low levels in the US equine horse population, the USDA is offering lower-cost testing to owners of active breeding stallions through August. It is part of a... Read More

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Researchers Reverse Temporary Immunocastration

March 19, 2010

Stallions which do not fully recover breeding capacity after temporary castration via a vaccine that works against reproductive hormone GnRH can now be assisted through daily injections of buserelin, a GnRH agonist, said European researchers.Read More

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Acepromazine for Tranquilizing Male Horses: Pros and Cons

February 19, 2010

Acepromazine, often called simply Ace, is commonly used to tranquilize horses for veterinary procedures. However, its use in male horses can cause penile prolapse, or an inability to retract the penis back into the sheath. This effect is desire... 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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Prepping Stallions for the Breeding Season

February 09, 2010

Dr. Ed Squires discusses how to prepare stallions for the breeding season.... Read More

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Common Castration Complications (AAEP 2009)

January 26, 2010

Complications associated with equine castrations occur commonly and should be indentified and treated properly in the field. Even though castration (removal of the testicles) is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in equine practice, ... Read More

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Urine Test Might Diagnose Young Cryptorchid Horses

December 26, 2009

A simple, noninvasive urine test to diagnose cryptorchidism in horses that appear to have been castrated has been developed by a group of researchers from the Racing Laboratory at the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Male horses that appear or... Read More

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Stallions Ready for Action

December 01, 2009

Before your stallion heads to the shed, make sure he's in peak physical health and mentally ready to handle the rigors of the breeding season. Preparing the stallion for breeding season is a year-round job involving proper diet, exercise, and more.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Stallion Gulch Pensioned; A.P. Indy's Fee Cut

November 07, 2009

Gulch, the 1988 champion sprinter the year he won the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), has been pensioned from stallion duty because of declining fertility at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky. In other news,... Read More

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Theatrical Pensioned From Stud Duty

October 15, 2009

Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced Oct. 13 that champion and leading Thoroughbred sire Theatrical has been pensioned from stud duty.

The 27-year-old son of Nureyev, out of the Sassafras mare Tree of Knowledge, was bred in Ireland by Bert and... Read More

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Thoroughbred Shamardal to Miss Rest of Breeding Season

October 09, 2009

Darley stallion Shamardal has injured his withers and will be rested for the remainder of the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at the outfit's Australian farm. The English champion is expected to make a full recovery before the end of the... Read More

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Cryptorchid Concerns

September 01, 2009

I have a 24-month-old Azteca colt that has dropped only one testicle so far.... Read More

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Stallion Hygiene Key for Improving Frozen Semen

August 22, 2009

The semen of some stallions tolerates freezing well, while the semen of others does not. Researchers are trying to discover the reasons for this in order to develop freezing protocols that decrease the variability of sperm, thereby increasing th... Read More

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Castration as a Solution?

August 01, 2009

The plight of the unwanted horse may be the most important horse issue of the 21st century. Estimates suggest that 100,000 horses per year become "unwanted," leading to saturation of rescue and retirement facilities around the country and a strain... Read More

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CEM Study: Antibiotic-Treated Semen Can Reduce Transmission Risk

July 19, 2009

Researchers at the Gluck Equine Research Center will publish a study this fall on contagious equine metritis (CEM), a sexually transmitted disease in horses. Stallions are asymptomatic carriers of Taylorella equigenitalis, the causative agen... Read More

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Control of Sexual Behavior in Mares and Stallions

June 01, 2009

Learn about controlling sexual behavior in equine athletes so it impacts performance less. ... Read More

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Castration Clinics Snip Away at Unwanted Horse Population

May 27, 2009

Equine groups across the country are attempting to reduce the number of unwanted horses at the source, through subsidized castration clinics aimed to reduce the number of foals hitting the ground.

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Abnormal Sheath Buildup

April 01, 2009

Q: I have searched the Internet and asked everyone I know about the abnormal sheath buildup on my 17-year-old palomino gelding. Ever since we bought him, we noticed a large, crusty buildup all over him. We have been cleaning him... Read More

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To Breed, or Not to Breed?

April 01, 2009

Do you feel breeding can actually benefit the performance behavior?... Read More

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Partial Phallectomy Technique, AAEP 2008

March 25, 2009

Although it's a painful option to consider (especially for the males in the profession), for some horse health problems the best treatment is partial phallectomy, or amputation of part of the penis. Such conditions might include penile injury... Read More