Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

On the left, this lateral-medial radiograph, taken in February 2010, shows the left tarsus in 5-day-old foal with Grade 2 incomplete ossification. On the right, a lateral-medial radiograph, taken in June 2011, shows the left tarsus of the same foal, taken a year later, demonstrating normally-shaped tarsal bones.

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Preemies, Bone Development, and Eventual Racing Performance

February 05, 2016

Though the overall prognosis for isn't great, some foals with incomplete ossification can race if managed properly.... Read More

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Practical Equine Medicine Studies of 2015

February 04, 2016

Studies focused on ophthalmology, gastrointestinal disease, foal medications, pain management, and more.... Read More

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New Mexico EHV-1: Case Count Rises to 44

February 03, 2016

Most affected horses are from 19 barns at Sunland Park. Two EHV-1-positive horses are at a nearby training center.... Read More

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UGA Large Animal Hospital Temporarily Closed Due to EHV-1

February 03, 2016

The affected horse has been euthanized due to progressive neurologic disease.... Read More

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Minimizing Foal Stress Levels in the Breeding Shed

February 03, 2016

What would be the best plan for handling a foal whose dam is being covered by a stallion?... Read More

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Top Surgery Studies of 2015

February 03, 2016

Recaps of studies on colic outcomes, treatments for joint problems, respiratory surgery, and more.... Read More

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FDA Approves Dewormer for Use in Broodmares

February 02, 2016

The FDA has approved Quest Plus (moxidectin/praziquantel) for use in breeding, pregnant, and lactating mares. ... Read More

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Sunland Park Horsemen Urged to Keep Up Biosecurity Practices

February 02, 2016

New Mexico's acting state veterinarian Alexandra Eckhoff, DVM, offered tips to horsemen at two Feb. 1 meetings.... Read More

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Practical Reproduction Studies of 2015

February 02, 2016

A recap of studies on topics ranging from prostaglandin treatment of mares to semen quality in stallions.... Read More

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New Mexico EHV Update: 28 Horses Test Positive

February 01, 2016

Meanwhile, one horse in Arizona that was euthanized after developing neurologic signs tested positive for the virus.... Read More

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EHV-1 Confirmed in DuPage County, Illinois

February 01, 2016

Illinois officials have reported that several horses tested positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus late last month.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Morgan Pyles

January 30, 2016

Pyles is studying the effects of the maternal diet on the colonization of intestinal bacteria in the foal. ... Read More

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Turf Paradise Racetrack Quarantined Due to Potential EHV-1

January 29, 2016

The quarantine requires all horses at the track to remain and prevents new horses from arriving for at least 21 days.... Read More

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Sleep Apnea Tool Could Help Foals Breathe Better

January 28, 2016

While it's not yet commercially available, vets recently constructed and tested a CPAP machine for equine neonates.... Read More

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New Mexico EHV-1: Additional Cases Confirmed

January 26, 2016

Thus far, 18 horses from 13 barns at Sunland Park Racetrack have tested positive.... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantine Released in California

January 26, 2016

No further cases were identified after one horse tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) earlier this month.... Read More

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New Mexico EHV Update: Five Horses Affected

January 25, 2016

Five horses at Sunland Park Racetrack have now been confirmed positive for neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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Finally! A Slow Feeder Option That Works for Me!

January 24, 2016

After a year of trial and error, I finally found a slow hay feeder solution for my horses. Maybe it'll work for yours!... Read More

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Measuring SAA Can Help Identify Health Issues Early

January 23, 2016

Vets can use SAA levels to differentiate between systemic inflammation and noninflammatory diseases in horses.... Read More

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EHV Confirmed at Sunland Park

January 22, 2016

The New Mexico racetrack reported Jan. 21 that one horse had been euthanized.... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation Funds 16 Horse Health Studies

January 20, 2016

The studies funded cover equine health challenges including infectious diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, and more. ... Read More

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Is Sustainability a Heritable Trait in Thoroughbreds?

January 20, 2016

While environmental factors, such as nutrition and training, shape sustainability, genetics influence it, as well.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Young Horse Ownership

January 19, 2016

Of the 634 respondents, 531 (81%) said they have owned a horse 4 years old or younger.... Read More

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EHV-1 Confirmed in Los Angeles County, California

January 19, 2016

The gelding was quarantined after testing positive for non-neuropathogenic EHV-1 earlier this month.... Read More

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How to Predict When a Mare Will Foal

January 17, 2016

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