Recent News for Breeding Basics

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Monitor Mares' Progesterone Levels before Inducing Labor

July 18, 2014

Monitoring progesterone levels is a practical way to accurately time labor induction, researchers say.... Read More

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Researchers Link Gene Mutation to All Gaited Breeds

July 13, 2014

Researchers found the so-called Gait Keeper gene mutation in different gaited breeds across the planet.... Read More

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Increased Incidence of Twins

July 09, 2014

Could an increase in twin pregnancies be related to the number of mares receiving injections for ovulation?... Read More

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Endometrial Cups: A Unique Feature of Equine Pregnancies

July 05, 2014

Dr. Douglas Antczak recently commemorated the 100th anniversary of the discovery of endometrial cups.... Read More

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Stallion Libido

June 26, 2014

My stallion shows little or no signs of libido with my mare. He won't even "talk" to her. What can I do?... Read More

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Researchers Study the Genetics of Heaves

June 16, 2014

Heaves appears to have a genetic basis, but one that varies between horses, Swiss researchers say.... Read More

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Study: Foaling Mares Not Stressed

June 15, 2014

Researchers recently showed that mares appear to be completely relaxed when foaling.... Read More

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HERDA's Impact on Tendons, Blood Vessels Studied

May 21, 2014

Researchers examined whether HERDA could affect tissues with high Type 1 collagen levels, such as tendons.... Read More

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Did The Silk Roads Help Shape Equine Genetics?

May 18, 2014

The Silk Roads opened the door for intercultural horse trading and breeding, researchers found.... Read More

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Seeing Double

May 16, 2014

Veterinarians have developed methods for detecting and reducing twins. ... Read More

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Examining Eye Issues in Silver Dapple Horses

May 13, 2014

Researchers found that ultrasound is a practical tool for investigating MCOA in silver dapple horses.... Read More

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Foaling Location

May 01, 2014

Why would a mare prefer to foal in a field versus in a foaling stall or in the barn?... Read More

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Breeding Dummy Design

April 24, 2014

Are there size recommendations for a building a breeding dummy for a Quarter Horse stallion?... Read More

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Testing Available for Dwarfism Gene in Miniature Horses

April 24, 2014

The tests can identify for four aggrecan gene mutations associated with dwarfism in Miniature Horses. ... Read More

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Colostrum for Foals

April 14, 2014

To a newborn foal, colostrum can mean the difference between life and death.... Read More

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How to Predict When a Mare Will Foal

April 12, 2014

Many breeders use a combination of the available options to predict when a mare will foal.... Read More

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Variations in Body Conformation

April 09, 2014

There is no one ideal body type; there are, however, conformation traits that can affect performance.... Read More

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Foaling Horses: 101 to 911

April 08, 2014

During and after foaling are two of the most critical times in a neonate and his mother's lives.... Read More

Nutrigenomics researchers are trying to uncover interactions between diet and gene expression

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What is Nutrigenomics?

April 07, 2014

The future of feeding horses is here: Learn how diet can impact your horse right down to his genetic core. ... Read More

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Starting and Stopping a Mare's Estrous Cycle

April 05, 2014

Veterinarians have many options by which to "tailor" a mare's reproductive cycle to meet her and your needs.... Read More

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

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Preparing Mares for Foaling

April 04, 2014

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

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Health Problems in Newborn Foals

April 04, 2014

Tiny foals can have big health problems. Learn about four common medical issues newborn foals face.... Read More

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Colt Born at New Bolton Center with World Watching

March 31, 2014

Thoroughbred mare My Special Girl gave birth to a colt at 9:22 p.m. on March 29 at the New Bolton Center. ... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: John E. Eberth

March 29, 2014

Eberth's research focused on the genetics of dwarfism in the Miniature Horse.... Read More

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Gluck Foundation Releases Fifth Research Report

March 28, 2014

The report focuses on research accomplishments and scientific publications during the 2013 calendar year.... Read More