Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

Oriental horses are the male ancestors of modern European stallions.

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Study: Most Modern Horses Descendants of Oriental Stallions

July 17, 2017

The paternal lines of nearly all modern horses trace to stallions brought to Europe from Asia over the last 700 years.... Read More

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Weaning Ways

July 16, 2017

Here's how to help your weanling transition to adulthood as smoothly as possible.... Read More

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Genomewide Study Identifies Arabian Horses' Risk for EMS

July 16, 2017

Researchers say this seems to confirm lore that some horse breeds are more susceptible to EMS than others.... Read More

Horses bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic games are loaded onto an Emirates SkyCargo Being 777-F at London Stansted Airport. On the flight were 34 horses from 10 of the nations competing in Equestrian at Rio 2016.

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International Horse Movements and Disease Risk

July 15, 2017

From 1995 to 2014, the OIE received reports of 54 disease events associated with international horse movement.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2017

July 13, 2017

Confirmed diseases include influenza, EHV, strangles, nocardioform placentitis, piroplasmosis, EIA, and more.... Read More

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Genetics and Genomics in Racing: Speed Isn't Everything

July 12, 2017

Genetic and genomic research could help veterinarians diagnose disease early and select more targeted treatments.... Read More

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Stranger Things: A Sunken Eyelid

July 12, 2017

What could be the cause of this horse's strange eyelid indentation? ... Read More

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Neonatal Unit for Critical Foals

July 08, 2017

A dedicated team of professionals at UC Davis work around the clock to help newborns beat the odds. ... Read More

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Take-Homes From the 2017 Equine Ophthalmology Symposium

July 07, 2017

More than 80 attendees and guests attended the IEOC's annual symposium held June 1-3 in Saratoga Springs, New York. ... Read More

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Equine OCD: Harmless Bone Lesion or Permanent Problem?

July 05, 2017

Leading researchers from around the world share their findings on this common joint disease of young horses. ... Read More

Special considerations should be taken when evaluating a foal suffering a bout of colic.

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Medical Management of the Colicky Foal

June 26, 2017

Many cases of colic in foals can be corrected medically with the assistance of a veterinarian.... 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

June 18, 2017

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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Addressing Unwanted Behavior in Performance Mares

June 16, 2017

Unwanted behavior can have a significant impact on mares' and fillies' performance across a range of competition events.... Read More

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It's All in the Genes: Horse Traits and Heritability

June 13, 2017

Scientists are continuing to uncover which genes are responsible for certain traits in horses.... Read More

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EHV Confirmed in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Horse

June 08, 2017

The horse resided at a small private barn and, at this time, it appears that only a few horses could have been exposed.... Read More

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How Horse Genetics Relate to Equestrian Disciplines

June 08, 2017

A scientific basis behind breeding can allow for more informed decisions as horse breeding and equestrian sports evolve.... Read More

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Study: Spotted Horse Coats Lost Luster in Middle Ages

June 04, 2017

In the Middle Ages sorrel horses outnumbered all other coat colors, with bay and black following close behind.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Weanlings

June 03, 2017

Don't wait until your foal is weaned to plan a diet that meets his increased energy, protein, and mineral requirements.... Read More

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Seven Tips to Help Keep Your Horse Healthy When Traveling

June 01, 2017

Vaccination and biosecurity can help keep your horse healthy when you take him off the farm.... Read More

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Scientists Study Rapidly Adaptive Horse Breed

June 01, 2017

The Yakutian horse made one of the fastest evolutionary adaptations known in large mammals, in just 800 years.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Bora Nam

May 27, 2017

Nam is studying equine arteritis virus evolution during persistent infection of stallions' reproductive tracts. ... Read More

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Genetic Risk Factor for Equine Eye Cancer Identified

May 25, 2017

Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common cancer found in equine eyes and the second most common equine tumor overall. ... Read More

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The Otherwise Apparently Healthy Collapsing Horse

May 24, 2017

Causes of collapse in apparently healthy horses range from sleep deprivation and pain to muscle disorders and pregnancy.... Read More

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Interpreting Endocrine Diagnostics for Subfertile Mares

May 21, 2017

Hormone concentrations can help diagnose reproductive problems, determine pregnancy status, and more.... Read More

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An Inside Look at the Equine GI Microbiome

May 20, 2017

Researchers are learning more about how microbes within the gut influence horse health. ... Read More