Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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Researchers Identify Wither Height Gene in Shetlands

August 30, 2015

A particular variant within the HMGA2 gene appears to be related to height determination, scientists determined. ... Read More

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Seasonal Manure Changes

August 26, 2015

A veterinarians answers a reader's question on why some horses have seasonal runny manure.... Read More

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Input Sought on Horse Weaning Survey

August 25, 2015

Researchers in the United Kingdom are seeking input on a survey for a study on weaning methods.... Read More

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Study Reveals Equine Influenza Case Numbers on the Rise

August 18, 2015

For the third year in a row, the number of influenza cases in the United States is increasing, a recent study revealed.... Read More

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Do Donkeys Pose a Disease Threat to Horses at Events?

August 17, 2015

Researchers found no evidence that donkeys pose more of a disease threat than horses at mixed-equine events.... Read More

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Weaning Ways

August 16, 2015

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

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How Does Light Impact Horses?

August 15, 2015

Light drives the internal clocks of all organisms. Here's how it impacts horses, from broodmares to equine athletes.... 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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My Horse Has a Fever. Now What?

August 04, 2015

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More

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Deciphering Your Feed Tag, Part 1: Young and Growing Horses

August 03, 2015

The information on your youngster's feed tag is designed to help you make important feeding decisions.... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Networking Association Returns Aug. 18

July 28, 2015

The Aug. 18 lecture topic will be "Biosecurity and Vaccination: Evaluating Flu and Herpes Risk."... Read More

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Operation Gelding Receives Grant From AAEP

July 28, 2015

The AAEP has awarded the Unwanted Horse Coalition a grant of $5,000 to be put towards its Operation Gelding fund.... Read More

Carleigh Fedorka

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Carleigh Fedorka

July 25, 2015

Fedorka's research could, in the future, allow breeders to modulate post-breeding endometrial inflammation in mares.... Read More

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UK Strongly Represented at the ESS Symposium

July 24, 2015

The symposium featured research on equine nutrition, exercise physiology, reproduction, management, and more.... Read More

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Equine Tyzzer's Disease Update

July 23, 2015

Tyzzer's disease primarily affects foals' livers, causing necrotizing hepatitis (liver disease).... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2015

July 20, 2015

Reported diseases include equine herpesvirus, strangles, equine viral arteritis, contagious equine metritis, and more... Read More

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Fruitful Endeavors: Stallion Fertility

July 17, 2015

Many factors influence stallion fertility and a good number of these can be managed and improved.... Read More

A rectal thermometer is a necessary tool for monitoring your horse's temperature in case of infection.

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Suspect Case of EHM in Canada's Ottawa Region

July 13, 2015

The horse is currently receiving veterinary care at a referral center.... Read More

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Feeding Foals

July 13, 2015

A foal's diet during the first year impacts his musculoskeletal health and future athletic performance.... Read More

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Puerperal Problems in Mare Reviewed

July 11, 2015

Retained placenta, lochiometra, and injuries to the perineum were the most common puerperal (after birthing) issues.... Read More

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Macrolide Antibiotics' Effects on Sweating in Foals Examined

July 10, 2015

Researcher found that three commonly used macrolides suppressed foals' normal sweat responses to varying degrees.... Read More

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Mind the Gap: Feeding the Toothless Horse

July 06, 2015

If your horse has few to no teeth, he might not be chewing and digesting the nutrients he needs to maintain his health.... Read More

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UHC Meets, Celebrates 10th Anniversary

July 04, 2015

The Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) met June 15 during the American Horse Council's 2015 annual meeting.... Read More

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Can We Determine Foals' Learning Abilities?

July 03, 2015

Researchers tried several methods by which to measure foals' learning abilities with mixed results.... Read More

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California EHV-1 Quarantines Released

July 02, 2015

Animal health officials released the quarantines in San Joaquin and Riverside counties on June 30.... Read More