Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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My Horse Lost a 'Baby Tooth.' Should I Be Concerned?

January 17, 2018

What is the long-term prognosis for a young horse losing a tooth prematurely?... Read More

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Top Lameness and Surgery Studies of 2017

January 17, 2018

Dr. Elizabeth Santschi recaps research on hock injections, nerve blocks, castration, osteochondral lesions, and more.... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Neurologic Diseases

January 16, 2018

Diagnostic evaluation begins with a neurologic exam to localize the lesion and continues with more focused testing.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2017

January 16, 2018

Diagnosed diseases included strangles, EHV-1, equine influenza, rabies, tetanus, and Potomac horse fever, among others.... Read More

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Top Reproduction Studies of 2017

January 15, 2018

Dr. Regina Turner recaps research on endometritis, factors affecting pregnancy rates, treating placentitis, and more.... Read More

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Single EHV-1 Case Reported at Belmont Park

January 11, 2018

The horse tested positive after developing a fever and mild respiratory issues.... Read More

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Researchers Find Mutations Behind 'Tiger Eye' in Paso Finos

January 08, 2018

This yellow, amber, or orange iris found in some Paso Finos seems to have no association with eye or vision problems.... Read More

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Purdue Horsemen's Forum Scheduled for Feb. 10

January 04, 2018

Presentation topics will include metabolic issues, breeding, melanoma, lameness in prepurchase exams, and more.... Read More

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What's Behind Horses' White Spots?

January 02, 2018

Researchers have found yet another genetic variation responsible for yet-unexplained white spotting.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Podcasts of 2017

January 01, 2018

Listen to audio features on equine learning, behavior, dentistry, metabolic syndrome, parasites, and more.... Read More

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How Season Impacts Horses' Insulin Secretion, Metabolism

December 30, 2017

Horses secrete more insulin during winter, which could pose problems for some pregnant mares, researchers say.... Read More

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Washington EHV: At Least 16 Horses Test Positive

December 28, 2017

Sixteen horses at one King County facility have tested positive for EHV-1, seven of which have been euthanized.... Read More

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PZP, Please?

December 27, 2017

Where can I order the PZP (porcine zona pelucida, used for fertility control in some animals) vaccine? ... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Morgan Pyles

December 24, 2017

Pyles' main research interest is mare and foal nutrition with a specific focus on how diet influences milk composition.... Read More

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2018 UK Equine Research Seminar Series Announced

December 23, 2017

Lecture topics will include parasitology, gastric ulcers, fescue management, respiratory conditions, and more.... Read More

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National Museum of Racing, Hall of Fame Launches Foal Patrol

December 19, 2017

Foal Patrol's webcams will allow the public to view real-time streams of mares during pregnancy through foaling.... Read More

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EHV Confirmed in King County, Washington, Horse

December 18, 2017

The affected 13-year-old Haflinger gelding is not exhibiting neurologic signs of disease at this time.... Read More

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EVA Prevalence in Spanish Horses

December 17, 2017

Blood samples revealed a 21% positive rate in breeding stallions compared to 6.7% in sport horses.... Read More

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Study: Mares, Foals Can Benefit From Blue-Light Masks

December 16, 2017

Among other results, scientists found that foals born to light-therapy mares were more mature at birth and grew faster.... Read More

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Breeding Older Mares

December 15, 2017

As a mare's fertility wanes, there are still steps--some simple, some cutting-edge--breeders can take to obtain a foal.... Read More

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Minimizing Foal Stress Levels in the Breeding Shed

December 14, 2017

What would be the best plan for handling a foal whose dam is being covered by a stallion?... Read More

Researchers identified stem cells (green colored) from equine endometrium tissue on fluorescence microscope analysis.

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Researchers Harvest Uterine Stem Cells From Horses

December 13, 2017

Laboratory results show the stem cells can differentiate into fat, bone, cartilage, and muscle tissue.... Read More

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How Can I Tell if a Mare is Pregnant?

December 13, 2017

An equine reproduction specialist reviews signs that suggest a mare is in foal and how to find out definitively.... Read More

The first filly (a Quarter Horse) foaled using NP sex-sorted semen, Nov. 22, 2016.

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Colt or Filly? Breeders Soon Might be Able to Choose

December 09, 2017

Researchers are studying whether magnetic nanoparticles could effectively separate "X" and "Y" stallion spermatozoa.... Read More

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Nature vs. Nurture: What Shapes a Foal's Future?

December 02, 2017

What affects a foal's demeanor and makes him his own, unique self? Let's have a look at what science has to say.... Read More