Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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Update on New Bolton Center EHM Quarantine

January 22, 2018

An additional febrile horse tested positive for EHV-1 and was moved into the on-site isolation facility.... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantine Remains in Place at Belmont Park

January 22, 2018

Since being released from Cornell Ruffian Equine Hospital, the affected horse has been quarantined at Belmont.... Read More

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Copra Meal or Rice Bran to Help Horses Gain Weight?

January 22, 2018

Is rice bran or coconut (copra) meal a better option to help a horse gain weight? Our nutritionist shares her thoughts.... Read More

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When Will My Mare Foal?

January 21, 2018

Researchers compared foaling prediction methods and recommend using a combination of available techniques.... Read More

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Urine Trouble: Freezing Contaminated Stallion Semen

January 20, 2018

Ejaculate with less than 20% urine contamination might be suitable for freezing without centrifugation.... Read More

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Albemarle County, Virginia, Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1

January 19, 2018

The horse had been a patient at the New Bolton Center, where it was exposed to a horse subsequently diagnosed with EHM.... Read More

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Stallion Collection Schedules Affect Mare Pregnancy Rates

January 19, 2018

This can pose a problem for mare owners due to the short lifespan of the mare's oocyte and the stallion's sperm.... Read More

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What Makes Some Stallion Semen Subpar?

January 18, 2018

Learn about 14 factors that can affect your stallion's fertility.... Read More

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

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Penn Vet's New Bolton Center Under EHV Quarantine

January 18, 2018

On Jan. 16 a horse recently admitted to the hospital for non-neurologic signs tested positive for EHV-1.... Read More

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My Horse Lost a 'Baby Tooth.' Should I Be Concerned?

January 17, 2018

What is the long-term prognosis for a young horse losing a tooth prematurely?... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Neurologic Diseases

January 16, 2018

Diagnostic evaluation begins with a neurologic exam to localize the lesion and continues with more focused testing.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2017

January 16, 2018

Diagnosed diseases included strangles, EHV-1, equine influenza, rabies, tetanus, and Potomac horse fever, among others.... Read More

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Top Lameness and Surgery Studies of 2017

January 16, 2018

Dr. Elizabeth Santschi recaps research on hock injections, nerve blocks, castration, osteochondral lesions, and more.... Read More

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Top Reproduction Studies of 2017

January 15, 2018

Dr. Regina Turner recaps research on endometritis, factors affecting pregnancy rates, treating placentitis, and more.... Read More

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Single EHV-1 Case Reported at Belmont Park

January 11, 2018

The horse tested positive after developing a fever and mild respiratory issues.... Read More

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Researchers Find Mutations Behind 'Tiger Eye' in Paso Finos

January 08, 2018

This yellow, amber, or orange iris found in some Paso Finos seems to have no association with eye or vision problems.... Read More

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Purdue Horsemen's Forum Scheduled for Feb. 10

January 04, 2018

Presentation topics will include metabolic issues, breeding, melanoma, lameness in prepurchase exams, and more.... Read More

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What's Behind Horses' White Spots?

January 02, 2018

Researchers have found yet another genetic variation responsible for yet-unexplained white spotting.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Podcasts of 2017

January 01, 2018

Listen to audio features on equine learning, behavior, dentistry, metabolic syndrome, parasites, and more.... Read More

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How Season Impacts Horses' Insulin Secretion, Metabolism

December 30, 2017

Horses secrete more insulin during winter, which could pose problems for some pregnant mares, researchers say.... Read More

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Washington EHV: At Least 16 Horses Test Positive

December 28, 2017

Sixteen horses at one King County facility have tested positive for EHV-1, seven of which have been euthanized.... Read More

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PZP, Please?

December 27, 2017

Where can I order the PZP (porcine zona pelucida, used for fertility control in some animals) vaccine? ... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Morgan Pyles

December 24, 2017

Pyles' main research interest is mare and foal nutrition with a specific focus on how diet influences milk composition.... Read More

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2018 UK Equine Research Seminar Series Announced

December 23, 2017

Lecture topics will include parasitology, gastric ulcers, fescue management, respiratory conditions, and more.... Read More

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National Museum of Racing, Hall of Fame Launches Foal Patrol

December 19, 2017

Foal Patrol's webcams will allow the public to view real-time streams of mares during pregnancy through foaling.... Read More