Recent News for Mare Care and Problems

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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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Vaccine Strategies for the Whole Herd

April 12, 2015

Design vaccination protocols to maximize each horse's innate and adaptive responses to disease challenges.... Read More

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Re-emergent Equine Diseases

April 11, 2015

Early recognition of emerging and re-emerging diseases is of paramount importance if their impact is to be minimized.... Read More

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Can a Mare's Personality Change After Her First Foal?

April 09, 2015

Dr. Nancy Diehl addresses a question about why a mare might respond differently to training after having her first foal.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2014

April 09, 2015

Diseases diagnosed include herpesvirus, tetanus, strangles, piroplasmosis, West Nile virus, and more.... Read More

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Compounded Enrofloxacin: Safe and Effective for Use in Mares

April 05, 2015

Researchers said a water-based enrofloxacin suspension could be useful for treating some bacterial endometritis cases.... Read More

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Caterpillars that Cause Abortion in Mares

April 04, 2015

Learn how researchers determined that hairy, bristly caterpillars can cause abortions and how to protect mares.... Read More

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Double Trouble: Multiple Ovulations in Mares

April 04, 2015

Researchers recently evaluated multiple ovulations and how vets can detect them and, thus, prevent twin pregnancies.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Igor Canisso

March 28, 2015

Canisso's research focused on equine placentitis, which is a major cause of late-term pregnancy loss in broodmares.... Read More

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Researchers Review Gastrocnemius Muscle Rupture in Foals

March 28, 2015

A rupture to this hind leg muscle can be fatal. Here's what to watch for in young foals.... Read More

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Egg Hatch Begins in Kentucky

March 26, 2015

Caterpillar consumption by pregnant mares can lead to fetal loss, late-term foal loss, or weak foals.... Read More

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Normal Mare and Newborn Foal Behavior

March 26, 2015

Find out what to expect as your mare goes into labor and during your foal's first hours of life.... Read More

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Emerging Equine Diseases: What You Should Know

March 23, 2015

Learn about emergent diseases and what steps we can take to help stop illnesses' spread into unaffected countries.... 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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Estrogen Concentrations' Effects on Pregnancy Outcome

March 12, 2015

Researchers determined that reduced estrogen levels in late pregnancy do not affect pregnancy outcome.... Read More

Pinto coloring looks as though someone has splashed white paint over an otherwise-colored horse, or colored paint over an otherwise-white horse, leaving large splotches (which are larger than an Appaloosa’s spots). Paint and pinto colors are controlled by several different genes and come in a variety of colors and combinations.

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Before You Breed: Costs and Considerations

March 12, 2015

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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Grayson-Jockey Club Funds Equine Research in 2015

March 10, 2015

Study topics include laminitis, foal pneumonia, stem cells, endometritis, joint issues, insulin resistance, and more.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Mares, Geldings, or Stallions?

March 03, 2015

Of the 1,485 respondents, 605 (41%) said they prefer to own geldings.... Read More

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Neurologic EHV-1 Confirmed in Ontario Horse

February 27, 2015

A horse from the Regional Municipality of Waterloo has tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV).... Read More

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Burlington Co., New Jersey, Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1

February 23, 2015

A 5-year-old Westampton horse was euthanized after testing positive for neurologic EHV-1.... Read More

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UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Held Jan. 23-24

February 20, 2015

Lecture topics included equine proliferative enteropathy, the physiology of aging, amino acid requirements, and more.... Read More

A marble and glass shards removed from a mare's uterus.

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Complications Related to Intrauterine Marbles

February 19, 2015

Complications include chronic endometritis, pyometra, and the marble or shreds of glass adhering to the endometrium.... Read More

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Penn Vet Offers Reproduction, Behavior Short Courses

February 17, 2015

The short courses will focus on reproduction and behavior, including stallion handling and horse behavior modification.... Read More

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EHM Confirmed in Scott County, Minnesota

February 16, 2015

The horse was euthanized on Feb. 12 after developing neurologic signs.... Read More