Recent News for Breeding and Reproduction

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Can We Determine Foals' Learning Abilities?

July 03, 2015

Researchers tried several methods by which to measure foals' learning abilities with mixed results.... Read More

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California EHV-1 Quarantines Released

July 02, 2015

Animal health officials released the quarantines in San Joaquin and Riverside counties on June 30.... Read More

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UHC Releases New Brochure on Gelding and Spaying

July 02, 2015

The brochure highlights the importance of castration as it pertains to responsible ownership and unwanted horses.... Read More

An ascarid impaction in a weanling at surgery.

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Foal Owners Beware: The Danger of Ascarids

June 30, 2015

Ascarids can damage various body systems during the first 18 months of a horse's life. Here's how to protect your foal.... Read More

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NCSU Veterinarians Treat Corolla Foal

June 29, 2015

A wild foal found weak and underweight is recovering from several health problems with a veterinary team's help.... Read More

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Riverside County, California, Equids Test Negative for EHV-1

June 24, 2015

Meanwhile, no additional equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) cases have been reported in San Joaquin County.... Read More

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EHV-1 Reported in Two California Counties

June 22, 2015

Equids residing in Riverside and San Joaquin counties have tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).... Read More

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Common Equine Abortion Causes Reviewed

June 21, 2015

While we can't prevent all abortions, knowing the risks can help us prepare for and, in some cases, reduce the hazards.... Read More

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No New EHV-1 Cases Reported in Oregon Since June 1

June 19, 2015

The last reported positive, a 14-year old Quarter Horse, was released from the hospital and is quarantined at his home.... Read More

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Thinking Outside the Breeding Shed

June 17, 2015

Infertile mare? Deceased stallion? No problem! Equine reproduction is now high-tech enough to overcome these hurdles.... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantines in California, Virginia Lifted

June 13, 2015

No additional horses in either state tested positive for the virus during the quarantine periods.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Offers Free Online Courses

June 11, 2015

The Advanced Horsemanship Program's first modules focus on EHV-1, the hoof, and the National Uniform Medication Program.... Read More

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Does My Horse Have a 'Cold'?

June 09, 2015

Find out how to prevent equine upper respiratory tract infections from spreading throughout your barn.... Read More

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What You Can Do to Promote a Healthy Foal

June 05, 2015

Take steps prior to parturition to ensure your foal enters the world in a clean and healthy environment.... Read More

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Some Stallion Voices More Attractive to Mares Than Others

June 04, 2015

Stallions with low-pitched whinnies were more fertile and more attractive to mares than those with high-pitched voices.... Read More

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Caring for Critically Ill Newborn Foals

June 03, 2015

Learn about healthy foals, problems that are common in newborns, how veterinarians treat these issues, and more.... Read More

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New Equine Herpesvirus Case Reported in Oregon

June 02, 2015

The Marion County gelding has tested positive for both the wild type and the more serious neuropathogenic form of EHV-1.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Feed Amounts

June 02, 2015

Of the 1,278 respondents, 638 people (50%) said their horse receives 1 to 3 pounds of grain or concentrate feed daily.... Read More

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When do Broodmares at Pasture Need Supplemental Feed?

June 02, 2015

If mares graze pastures down to below five centimeters, it might be time to supplement with grain, researchers say.... Read More

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Is Hydroponic Feed in Your Horse's Future?

June 01, 2015

Rising feed prices and drought conditions have led to a growing interest in using fodder systems to feed horses.... Read More

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Study: Dams Shape Foals' Relationships With Humans

May 28, 2015

A good relationship with the dam is an easy way to promote positive interactions between foals and humans.... Read More

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The Equine Genetic Toolbox

May 27, 2015

Genetic testing reveals differences in an individual's DNA that result in traits from coat color to muscle function.... Read More

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McCue, Squires Publish Equine Embryo Transfer Manual

May 27, 2015

The manual is based on basic science, research, and clinical experience from a commercial embryo transfer program.... Read More

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EHV-1 Reported in California, Virginia

May 26, 2015

The California horse is recovering, while the Virginia horse was euthanized.... Read More

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Kentucky Urges Owners, Event Organizers to Be Aware of EHV-1

May 24, 2015

Officials urged horsemen and organizers to take precautions due to the EHV-1 cases diagnosed across the country.... Read More