Mare Care

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Fescue Grass Toxicity in Broodmares

April 27, 2015

During the breeding and foaling season, lush fescue pastures could create problems for pregnant mares.... Read More

Commentary

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Commentary

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

Poll Recap: Mares, Geldings, or Stallions?

March 03, 2015

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

Does Uterine Edema Affect Pregnancy Outcome?

February 11, 2015

Researchers determined that excessive uterine edema near the time of ovulation did not adversely affect pregnancy rates.... Read More

Article

5 Tips for Feeding Lactating Mares

February 02, 2015

Lactating mares must maintain weight while providing foals with critical nutrients. Here's how to feed them.... Read More

Article

Advancements in Equine Repro Research

February 01, 2015

Researchers from UK presented research on breeding and mare fertility during the 2014 AAEP Convention.... Read More

Article

Top Equine Reproduction Studies of 2014

January 20, 2015

Studies covered biofilms, chilled and frozen semen, endometritis, placentitis, oxidative stress and fertility, and more.... Read More

A mare's teats will become waxy around one to four days before foaling, and sometimes sooner.

Article

Preparing Mares for Foaling

January 17, 2015

Rapid changes occur in the last months of gestation, making it important that owners monitor mares closely.... Read More

Article

Breeding Soundness Exams for Him and Her

January 12, 2015

Both the stallion and mare must be in good health and fertility before you even attempt to produce a foal.... Read More

Article

USDA Approves Vetera Vaccines for Use in Pregnant Mares

January 08, 2015

The USDA approved the label claim based on safety studies including a total of 446 pregnant mares.... Read More

Article

EVA Vaccines: What You Need to Know

December 18, 2014

Implementing a proper vaccination regimen for breeding stock is key to minimizing EVA's spread around the world.... Read More