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Increased Incidence of Twins

July 09, 2014

Could an increase in twin pregnancies be related to the number of mares receiving injections for ovulation?... Read More

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Endometrial Cups: A Unique Feature of Equine Pregnancies

July 05, 2014

Dr. Douglas Antczak recently commemorated the 100th anniversary of the discovery of endometrial cups.... Read More

A fertilized equine oocyte with two, decondensed pronuclei (DNA marked in blue and the membrane of the pronucleus in red).

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Researchers Mature Equine Oocytes in Laboratory

June 22, 2014

Researchers took a step toward improving assisted reproduction by successfully maturing oocytes in a lab.... Read More

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Tall Fescue Testing: Understanding the Numbers

April 25, 2014

Here are some things to remember when testing horse pastures to evaluate fescue toxicity risk.... Read More

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Could ICSI Donor Mares Serve as their Own Embryo Recipients?

April 22, 2014

This technique, which a team of scientists recently found to be successful, could make ICSI more affordable.... Read More

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Placentitis Could be Detected Early with Hormone Testing

March 08, 2014

Researchers believe that estrogens could prove to be a useful early indicator of placentitis in the future.... Read More

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Researchers Identify Pregnancy-Supporting Hormone in Mares

February 27, 2014

Dihydroprogesterone (or DHP) is effective in sustaining pregnancy in mares during the last few months.... Read More

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Oocyte Transport Protocols and Success Rates

February 19, 2014

Researchers evaluated the effect of shipping mares' oocytes (egg cells) on eventual fertilization rate.... Read More

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Handling Dangerous Hydrops Conditions in Pregnant Mares

February 07, 2014

A broodmare's belly grows as her fetus matures, but any rapid or unexpected expansion is cause for concern.... Read More

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Top Equine Reproduction Studies of 2013

January 03, 2014

Dr. Pat McCue describes the reproduction studies from the past year he deemed most important and useful.... Read More

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AQHF Announces Funding for 2013-14 Equine Research Projects

October 13, 2013

The American Quarter Horse Foundation (AQHF) has announced their 2013-14 equine research grant recipients. ... Read More

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Top Reproduction Studies of 2012-'13

September 24, 2013

Two veterinarians describe recent equine reproduction studies they found interesting and influential.... Read More

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Study: Sires' Genes Form the Equine Placenta

September 22, 2013

Researchers determined that it's the sire's genes that take the lead in developing the mare's placenta.... Read More

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Do Equine Metabolic Diseases Affect Reproduction?

September 08, 2013

Some veterinarians now believe that metabolic diseases likely have a negative impact on equine reproduction. ... Read More

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Could Intrauterine Marbles Cause Pyometra in Mares?

September 05, 2013

Previously veterinarians had not noted significant complications with this method of estrus suppression.... Read More

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Mycotoxin Zearalenone's Effects on Mare Fertility

August 28, 2013

Researchers are working to better understand this potentially toxic substance that can lurk in feed.... Read More

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Horse Pain and its Impact on Reproduction

August 24, 2013

Learn how equine pain might influence reproduction ability, along with how to detect subtle signs of pain.... Read More

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Oviduct Issues in Mares

August 21, 2013

While oviduct-related fertility issues are rare in horses, breeders should be aware of what can go wrong.... Read More

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Prostaglandins for Controlling Mares' Estrous Cycles

August 17, 2013

Learn how administering prostaglandins can help breeders improve their mares' chances of becoming pregnant.... Read More

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2013 Theriogenology Conference Kicks Off

August 07, 2013

The Society for Theriogenology's Conference starts Aug. 7 and continues through Aug. 10 in Louisville, Ky.... Read More

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2013 Update on Nocardioform Placentitis in Kentucky Mares

May 27, 2013

Subsequent to the nocardioform placentitis surge in 2011, research in this field has progressed. ... Read More

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Gluck Researchers Study Ways to Advance Breeding Season

April 25, 2013

Researchers recently investigated two ways to help advance the breeding season in mares. ... Read More

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Top Reasons for Early Embryonic Death Described (AAEP 2012)

April 14, 2013

One veterinarian says many cases of early embryonic death (EED) are probably not preventable.... Read More

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Novel Use of Stems Cells in Horses Reported (AAEP 2012)

April 13, 2013

Stem cells and other biologic therapies could have reproductive applications in horses, one researcher says.... Read More

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Beware of Problems up to Two Weeks after Foaling (AAEP 2012)

April 10, 2013

Potentially life-threatening postpartum complications in the mare can arise for up to two weeks after foaling.... Read More