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
June 01, 2009
Learn about controlling sexual behavior in equine athletes so it impacts performance less. ... Read More
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.
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
April 01, 2009
Do you feel breeding can actually benefit the performance behavior?... Read More
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
March 17, 2009
Top 2008 equine studies include lawsonia, EPM, heart murmurs, etc., at the AAEP Convention.... Read More
March 17, 2009
During the 2008 AAEP Convention, experts discussed multiple topics relating to equine reproduction.... Read More
March 10, 2009
Alltech, which bills itself as having "natural solutions to animal nutrition," is sponsoring a series of roundtable discussion forums with speakers addressing cutting-edge issues from reproduction to traceability in the sport horse to the aging... Read More
March 09, 2009
Equine practitioners now have a new, accurate tool for measuring stallion fertility--the NucleoCounter SP-100 fluorescence-based instrument. While it is more expensive than some instruments currently used for counting sperm, it is accurate and easy... Read More
March 02, 2009
Veterinary examination of a prospective breeding stallion is used to judge the stallion's fertility. ... Read More
February 12, 2009
A complete wrap-up of the 2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention held in Orlando, Fla.... Read More
January 17, 2009
Storm Cat, a leading sire who was pensioned last year after experiencing fertility problems at the Young family's Overbrook Farm near Lexington, Ky., might return to the sire ranks as a Quarter Horse stallion. The Quarter Horse breeding industry... Read More
January 16, 2009
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December 29, 2008
After witnessing a rare (and unsuccessful) infanticide attack by a stallion on a one-hour-old foal, behavior researcher Meeghan Gray, PhD, from the University of Nevada, Reno, reported findings from the macabre event.
"In this first report... Read More
December 23, 2008
A fourth stallion that formerly stood at a Central Kentucky breeding facility, now identified as DeGraff Stables/Liberty Farm Equine Reproduction Center LLC, has tested positive for contagious equine metritis (CEM). Officials had considered this... Read More
December 20, 2008
Following the Dec. 19 announcement that two additional stallions have cultured positive for contagious equine metritis (CEM) on a Central Kentucky breeding facility, authorities now have the challenge of not only determining the status of the... Read More
November 27, 2008
The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences has announced that bidder registration is now open for the first ever Legends Premier Stallion Season Auction at the Legends auction Web site,
October 01, 2008
Q: I would like to know at what age a colt could breed a mare. I have a 10-month-old colt that has been in with mares until recently, and I was told he could have bred my mares.
A: There are many... Read More
August 15, 2008
Dickson Varner, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT, presented the topic "From a Sperm's Eye View" at the 2007 AAEP Convention.... Read More
July 14, 2008
Moved to a tranquil area away from other stallions and shielded from most visitors, temperamental champion and dual classic winner War Emblem now spends his days in a quiet grassy paddock over looking fields containing grazing mares and... Read More
June 30, 2008
A new sterilization technique that leaves a stallion's testicles in place but nonfunctioning might provide a safe, simple, and reliable alternative to traditional castration methods, according to Iranian researchers.
In the... Read More
June 17, 2008
Scientists at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo have revealed they reversed a vasectomy on an endangered horse to allow it to reproduce naturally--the first-known operation of its kind on an endangered species.
Veterinarians said... Read More
June 08, 2008
Champion and Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem is responding well to therapy for a breeding behavior dysfunction, according to experts at the University of Pennsylvania.
"He has had fertile sperm, but for several years has remained selective... Read More
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