Recent News for Mare Care and Problems

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How to Manage Persistent Post-Mating-Induced Endometritis

April 19, 2017

Persistent uterine lining inflammation in horses can lead to lower pregnancy rates and increased early embryonic losses.... Read More

A lab technician scrapes follicles off the ovary of a deceased mare before performing ICSI.

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Collecting Ovaries From Deceased Mares for Embryo Production

April 16, 2017

Traditionally when a mare died, her gene pool often went with her. This isn't always the case these days, however.... Read More

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

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Mammary Gland Secretion pH Could Predict Foaling

April 11, 2017

Prefoaling secretions have a pH of 8.0 to 8.5 which decreases to 6.5 or lower as foaling approaches, researchers found.... Read More

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What is Leptospirosis?

April 11, 2017

Learn whether your horse is at risk and if you should be vaccinating for this "new" disease.... Read More

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Nocardioform Placentitis from an Epidemiological View

April 09, 2017

Through the third week of February, 44 cases of nocardioform placentitis were confirmed in the 2017 Kentucky foal crop.... Read More

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Maryland EHV-1 Contained to One Farm, State Vet Says

April 07, 2017

There have been no new EHV cases reported since April 4, when one Anne Arundel County horse tested positive.... Read More

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Leading Causes of Death in Aged Horses in Kentucky Examined

April 07, 2017

Digestive system and cardiovascular system problems were the most common causes of death in the study population.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2016

April 06, 2017

Confirmed diseases include equine herpesvirus, West Nile virus, African horse sickness, strangles, influenza, and more.... Read More

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New Jersey Horse Tests Positive for Neurologic EHV

April 05, 2017

The index farm and veterinary clinic at which the horse was treated are currently under quarantine.... Read More

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Maryland Horse Euthanized, Tests Positive for EHV

April 05, 2017

The horse was euthanized at the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Health Center in Leesburg, Virginia, shortly after arrival. ... Read More

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Using Endocrine Therapy to Manage Subfertile Mares

April 04, 2017

Reproductive endocrinology influenced by the horse's overall health and well-being. Here's what to consider.... Read More

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Reining In Equine Infectious Respiratory Diseases

April 01, 2017

Controlling disease spread can be challenging. A veterinarian offers tips on how to react if your farm becomes infected.... Read More

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Marion County, Oregon, Horse Tests Positive for EHV

March 27, 2017

The horse showed acute neurologic signs and was euthanized after his condition deteriorated.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Victoria Taylor

March 26, 2017

Taylor is studying how Kentucky 31 tall fescue and a novel endophyte tall fescue affect nonpregnant and pregnant mares.... Read More

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UK to Host Second Equine Nutrition Short Course

March 25, 2017

Presentation topics include feeding through a horse's life cycle, evaluating body condition, nutrition myths, and more.... Read More

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Broodmares' Nutritional Needs During Late Gestation

March 24, 2017

A pregnant mare should maintain a healthy weight to support both the fetus' and her own calorie needs.... Read More

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Clear and Present Danger: Reduce Your Horse's Disease Risk

March 23, 2017

Use this four-step plan to keep equine infectious diseases in check.... Read More

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Loux Receives Storm Cat Career Development Award

March 22, 2017

Dr. Shavahn Loux is studying mares' microRNA population during normal gestation and experimentally induced placentitis.... Read More

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Lessons Learned From Recent Equine Disease Outbreaks

March 19, 2017

Cases of CEM, EHV-1, and more have taught officials how to best prevent and respond to outbreaks.... Read More

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Mares Behaving Badly: Is it Estrus or Something Else?

March 17, 2017

Find out if your mare's frustrating antics are due to estrus, and learn about ways to keep them in check. ... Read More

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Denton, County, Texas, EHV Quarantine Released

March 17, 2017

No other cases of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy, the neurologic disease linked to EHV, have been reported in Texas.... Read More

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Influenza Confirmed in Horse Stabled Near WEF

March 17, 2017

The horse, stabled off Winter Equestrian Festival grounds, has been isolated and tested negative for EHV and strangles.... Read More

This stained blastocyst (a very early stage embryo) was produced by ICSI and in vitro culture.

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Three Assisted Reproductive Techniques for Subfertile Mares

March 17, 2017

Vets can use intracytoplasmic sperm injection, oocyte transfer, and cloning to help subfertile mares produce foals.... Read More

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10 EHV-1 Resources on TheHorse.com

March 16, 2017

Don't wait for another disease outbreak to brush up on your EHV-1 knowledge.... Read More

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Evaluating Neonatal Foals and Post-Partum Mares at Foal-Heat

March 12, 2017

Have a vet ensure your foal is developing well and your mare is ready for her next mating at her foal heat.... Read More