Michelle LeBlanc, DVM, Dipl. ACT

Michelle LeBlanc, DVM, Dipl. ACT, is a theriogenologist (reproduction specialist) for Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. She was previously a professor in equine reproduction at the University of Florida. Her interests deal with mare infertility, embryo transfer, placental infections in mares, and acupuncture in infertile mares. She owns Thoroughbred/warmblood crosses and she competes in dressage.

Articles by Michelle LeBlanc

Placental Infections Cause Majority of Premature Foal Births

Premature delivery is a devastating problem in horses since the majority of foals that are delivered before the last week of gestation die. The negative financial and emotional impact of premature delivery on horse breeders is, therefore, Read More

Will Cimetidine Hurt the Foal?

I would like to put my mare back on cimetidine to control her melanomas. Will cimetidine cross the placenta? Read More

International Breeding

I brought two Walking Horse mares to France. I would like to breed to a U.S. stallion and want to know what the success Read More

Maiden Mare Fertility

What could be causing fertility problems in an otherwise healthy mare? Read More

Recurrent Mastitis

We have a 25-year-old mare that gets a case of mastitis almost like clockwork every 35 days. Read More

Dexamethasone Use in Pregnant Mares

Can you help me locate information on steroids given to a mare during pregnancy? Read More

Cryptorchidectomy Surgery

What is the expected recovery time for a cryptorchidectomy surgery (removal of a retained testicle)? Read More

Find Reproductive Problems

Most of us associated with breeding mares and stallions can't wait for the season to end and don't want to think of barren mares and stallions until next year. However, the most opportune time to identify causes of infertility might be missed if Read More

Dirty Mares

Vet Q&A: My veterinarian said my mare probably didn't conceive this year because she was "dirty." We treated her and cleared up her problem, but what are our chances of getting her pregnant, and could she get "dirty" again?

The term Read More

Power Lines and Horses

Have you ever published anything on the effects of power lines and electromagnetism around broodmares? Read More

Long Gestations

Can you explain why some mares have prolonged gestations and premature placental separation? Read More