Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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Breeders Invited to Free Broodmare Health Seminar

August 20, 2017

The event will take place Sept. 9 at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson, Indiana.... Read More

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Researchers Investigate Naked Foal Syndrome in Akhal-Tekes

August 18, 2017

Researchers say naked foal syndrome is related to a nonsense gene variant and appears to be unique to Akhal-Tekes.... Read More

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Tips for Feeding Foals After Weaning

August 17, 2017

Weanlings require additional support and feeding adjustments as they grow. Here's what to remember. ... Read More

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Record Medication Use During Equine Gestation

August 17, 2017

Keeping a precise medical record for pregnant mares could help researchers better understand fetal malformations.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Genetic Disease Testing

August 15, 2017

Of the 270 respondents, only 74 (27%) said they've had a horse tested for a genetic disorder or disease. ... Read More

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Fats: Not Just an Equine Diet Fad

August 14, 2017

Fats serve many important functions for horses, from increasing calorie consumption to reducing gastric ulcer severity.... Read More

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Colicky Foals: Diagnostics and Decision-Making

August 08, 2017

Foals' size and fragility present veterinarians with unique diagnostic and treatment challenges in the face of colic.... Read More

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Exploring the Equine Microbiome

August 07, 2017

Researchers are discovering how the vast and varied microbes in the horse's gastrointestinal tract impact equine health.... Read More

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Study: Winter Foals Smaller Than Spring, Summer Foals

August 04, 2017

There was no difference in birth weight, but placenta weight was lower and size was smaller in winter-foaling mares.... Read More

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Sugars and Starches: They're Not All Bad!

July 23, 2017

Although owners are frequently warned against the consequences of feeding these carbs, horses need them in their diets.... Read More

Oriental horses are the male ancestors of modern European stallions.

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Study: Most Modern Horses Descendants of Oriental Stallions

July 17, 2017

The paternal lines of nearly all modern horses trace to stallions brought to Europe from Asia over the last 700 years.... Read More

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Weaning Ways

July 16, 2017

Here's how to help your weanling transition to adulthood as smoothly as possible.... Read More

Horses bound for the Rio 2016 Olympic games are loaded onto an Emirates SkyCargo Being 777-F at London Stansted Airport. On the flight were 34 horses from 10 of the nations competing in Equestrian at Rio 2016.

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International Horse Movements and Disease Risk

July 15, 2017

From 1995 to 2014, the OIE received reports of 54 disease events associated with international horse movement.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2017

July 13, 2017

Confirmed diseases include influenza, EHV, strangles, nocardioform placentitis, piroplasmosis, EIA, and more.... Read More

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Genetics and Genomics in Racing: Speed Isn't Everything

July 12, 2017

Genetic and genomic research could help veterinarians diagnose disease early and select more targeted treatments.... Read More

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Stranger Things: A Sunken Eyelid

July 12, 2017

What could be the cause of this horse's strange eyelid indentation? ... Read More

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Neonatal Unit for Critical Foals

July 08, 2017

A dedicated team of professionals at UC Davis work around the clock to help newborns beat the odds. ... Read More

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Take-Homes From the 2017 Equine Ophthalmology Symposium

July 07, 2017

More than 80 attendees and guests attended the IEOC's annual symposium held June 1-3 in Saratoga Springs, New York. ... Read More

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Equine OCD: Harmless Bone Lesion or Permanent Problem?

July 05, 2017

Leading researchers from around the world share their findings on this common joint disease of young horses. ... Read More

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Genomewide Study Identifies Arabian Horses' Risk for EMS

July 03, 2017

Researchers say this seems to confirm lore that some horse breeds are more susceptible to EMS than others.... Read More

Special considerations should be taken when evaluating a foal suffering a bout of colic.

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Medical Management of the Colicky Foal

June 26, 2017

Many cases of colic in foals can be corrected medically with the assistance of a veterinarian.... Read More

Quarter Horse stallion Slick by Design is a competitive barrel racer who's also one of the sport's leading sires.

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The Double-Duty Stallion

June 18, 2017

Is your stallion expected to perform in both the breeding shed and the arena? Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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Addressing Unwanted Behavior in Performance Mares

June 16, 2017

Unwanted behavior can have a significant impact on mares' and fillies' performance across a range of competition events.... Read More

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It's All in the Genes: Horse Traits and Heritability

June 13, 2017

Scientists are continuing to uncover which genes are responsible for certain traits in horses.... Read More

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EHV Confirmed in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Horse

June 08, 2017

The horse resided at a small private barn and, at this time, it appears that only a few horses could have been exposed.... Read More