Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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How Do Mares Protect Their Foals?

May 21, 2015

An equine reproductive behavior expert shares insight into how mares and herds will ward off danger to their young.... Read More

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Forest County, Pennsylvania, Farm Quarantined for EHV-1

May 18, 2015

Another farm in Clarion County is also quarantined after a horse there showed signs of disease.... Read More

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Researchers Study Uterine Torsion Outcomes

May 17, 2015

Researchers found that, overall, 90.5% of mares and 82.3% of foals survived to hospital discharge following treatment.... Read More

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Veterinarians Discuss Limb Deformities

May 15, 2015

Two equine surgeons shared their thoughts on rotational limb deformities, contracted carpal joints, club feet, and more.... Read More

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No New EHV-1 Cases Reported in Oregon This Week

May 15, 2015

In the previous two weeks, nine horses developed fever and/or neurologic signs after being exposed to EHV-1. ... Read More

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Researchers Produce First European Foals from Frozen Embryos

May 15, 2015

The team hopes to make this process more accessible to breeders in the future.... Read More

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EHV-1 Identified in Illinois

May 14, 2015

The Illinois Department of Agriculture says two horses have tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Iowa

May 13, 2015

A horse stable in Madison County has reported several confirmed cases of neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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Feeding Horses with Neuromuscular Disorders

May 11, 2015

A correct diet can make these sometimes-debilitating conditions manageable.... Read More

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Gastrointestinal Drug Safe for Use in Pregnant Mares

May 09, 2015

Misoprostol, which can cause abortion in humans, is used to prevent or treat right dorsal colitis in horses.... Read More

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Two Additional Oregon Horses Show Neurologic Signs of EHV

May 08, 2015

Eight Oregon farms are currently under quarantine: six in Marion County and two in Polk County.... 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

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

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Oregon EHV-1: Case Count Rises to Four

May 05, 2015

Facilities in Marion and Polk counties are now under quarantine.... Read More

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Michigan EHV-1: Some Quarantines Released

May 04, 2015

Four Michigan facilities remain quarantined due to equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

Sick neonatal foals endure great physiological stress and are highly susceptible to infection.

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Researchers Confirm IgG Values for Predicting Foal Survival

May 04, 2015

Foals with IgG levels lower than 800 mg/dL are more likely to die than those with levels greater than 800 mg/dL.... Read More

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Hearing Loss in Foals

May 03, 2015

Many conditions common to foals can contribute to or cause auditory dysfunction. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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EHV-1 Detected in Marion County, Oregon, Horse

May 01, 2015

The affected horse began showing acute neurologic signs on April 28 and the positive EHV-1 diagnosis was made April 29. ... Read More

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Cooled-Shipped Sperm Quality's Effect on Fertility

May 01, 2015

One vet said sperm quality thresholds his team identified can help practitioners make better breeding decisions.... Read More

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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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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Macarena Sanz

April 25, 2015

Sanz's research has focused on Rhodococcus equi, a microorganism that causes pneumonia in young foals. ... Read More

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Does My Mare Think a Miniature Horse is Her Baby?

April 23, 2015

In response to a reader question Dr. Nancy Diehl shares insight on equine maternal instincts, foal stealing, and more.... Read More

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Second Maryland Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1

April 22, 2015

Two Maryland premises are now quarantined after horses residing at the facilities tested positive for neurologic EHV-1.... Read More

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13 Ways to Predict Ovulation in Mares

April 22, 2015

Horse breeding is only as effective as your ability to predict a mare's impending ovulation. Here's how vets do so.... Read More

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Horse Feeding Basics

April 20, 2015

Confused about your horse's diet? We're here to help. Here's how to craft the proper hay and grain ration.... Read More