Breeding Planning

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Before You Breed: Costs and Considerations

November 20, 2016

Ensure your decision to breed is the right one and that you're prepared to handle the costs and commitments involved.... Read More

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Breeding the Newly Retired or Competition Stallion

November 18, 2016

Owners can take several steps to ensure a successful transition from athletic to breeding performance.... Read More

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University of Maryland Equine Program Breeds Success

September 18, 2016

Learn about the university's Thoroughbred breeding program, a winning one-eyed gelding, and more.... Read More

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Understanding the Mare's Transitional Period

April 05, 2016

Find out how light can impact a mares's ovulatory cycles. ... Read More

Quarter Horse stallion Slick by Design is a competitive barrel racer who's also one of the sport's leading sires.

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The Double-Duty Stallion

March 20, 2016

Is your stallion expected to perform in both the breeding shed and the arena? Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Spring Foalings

March 08, 2016

Of the 395 poll respondents, 286 (72%) said they aren't expecting a foal this spring. ... Read More

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Minimizing Foal Stress Levels in the Breeding Shed

February 03, 2016

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

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Recipient Mares Pass Some Traits on to Foals

January 13, 2016

One researcher describes what we know about the receiving mare's effect on the foal. ... Read More

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Does Dam or Sire Age Affect Offspring Gender?

October 17, 2015

Researchers noted differences in the probability of producing a filly or colt based on the mares' and stallions' ages.... Read More

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CEM: What Every Stallion Owner Should Know

September 18, 2015

Here are some steps breeders should take to help keep the United States free of contagious equine metritis (CEM). ... Read More

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Responsible, Purposeful Horse Breeding

August 12, 2015

Are you considering breeding your mare? Do your homework ahead of time to ensure it's the right choice for you.... Read More

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Thinking Outside the Breeding Shed

June 17, 2015

Infertile mare? Deceased stallion? No problem! Equine reproduction is now high-tech enough to overcome these hurdles.... Read More

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The Equine DNA Roadmap

May 05, 2015

Find out what the equine genome can tell us about our horses and preventing genetic disease.... Read More

Commentary

Why are Two Siblings Out of the Same Mare so Different?

April 30, 2015

An equine behavior expert addresses contradictory characteristics between foals out of one mare born different years.... Read More

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How Your Horse Got His Color (And Why You Should Care)

April 28, 2015

A horse's coat color genetics are important not just for aesthetic reasons; they can also have health implications.... Read More

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Pregnancy Failure in Horses: Why Things Go Wrong

April 16, 2015

Pregnancy failure in mares is a very real risk; here's how to prevent or handle it.... Read More

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Fertility Control Study in National Park Service Mares

April 16, 2015

The National Park Service is studying the use of fertility control vaccines to control feral horse populations.... Read More

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Embryo Transfer: From One Mare to Another

March 18, 2015

The technology behind equine embryo transfers means exciting assisted reproduction options are on the horizon.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Breeding Plans for 2015

December 23, 2014

Of the 535 respondents, 401 (75%) said they do not plan to breed a mare in 2015.... Read More

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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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Starting and Stopping a Mare's Estrous Cycle

April 05, 2014

Veterinarians have many options by which to "tailor" a mare's reproductive cycle to meet her and your needs.... Read More

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Univ. of Florida to Offer Online Horse Care Course

March 16, 2014

The course will shed light on the science behind common horse management practices.... Read More

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Should I Breed My Mare?

January 21, 2014

There are a number of factors that must be weighed in making the decision on whether to breed a mare. ... Read More

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Breeding with Frozen Semen

January 08, 2014

The benefits of using frozen semen when breeding a mare are numerous. ... Read More

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Age to Breed a Colt

January 02, 2014

Our coming 2-year-old acts like he is ready to breed. How young is too young to breed a colt?... Read More